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2022 CONGREGATIONAL PRAY FOR LIST

 Without prayer there are some things God cannot say to us,
for prayer is the listening ear.
Without prayer there are some things God cannot give to us,
for prayer is the hospitable heart.
Without prayer there are some things God cannot do through us,
for prayer is the cooperative will.
~Leo S. Thorne


Prayer is the language of Christian community.
In prayer the nature of the community becomes visible because in prayer we direct ourselves to the one who forms the community.
We do not pray to each other, but together we pray to God,
who calls us and makes us a new people.
~Henri Nouwen
~From Mutual Ministry, by James C. Fenhagen


The Scriptures provide a model of Christians supporting each other in prayer:

“I give thanks to God always for you because of the grace of God that has been given you in Christ Jesus.”  (I Corinthians 1:4 NRSV)

“I thank my God every time I remember you, 4 constantly praying with joy in every one of my prayers for all of you..”  (Philippians 1:3-4  NRSV)

We hope that you will not only include the name of the congregation in your Sunday bulletins,
but also PRAY for these congregations in the PASTORAL PRAYER and during the week.

Let us learn about and pray for and with our congregations in Nebraska and their pastors.


January 2                Trinity Chapel Church – Rev. Brandon Proffitt

January 9                Alliance First Christian Church – Pulpit Supply

January 16              Ashland First Christian Church – Rev. Bob Schofield

January 23              Aurora First Christian Church – Rev. Penny Schulz

January 30              Beatrice First Christian Church – Rev. Mike Hanneman


February 6               Bellevue Christian Church – Rev. Michael Lincoln

February 13             Bethany Christian Church – Rev. Daryl Lauber

February 20             Brownville Christian Church – Pulpit Supply

February 27             Edenton Christian Church – Rev. Christy Ahmose


March 6                  CrossBridge Christian Church – Rev. Robert Fugarino

March 13                 Nebraska Chaplains – See List Below

March 20                 Elmwood Christian Church – Rev. Mark Sewell

March 27                 Elwood First Christian Church – Pulpit Supply


April 3                      Fairbury First Christian Church

– Rev. Darlene Novotny

April 10                    Faith Christian Church, Omaha – Rev. Lisa Sherman

April 17                    Falls City First Christian Church – Pulpit Supply

April 24                    Grand Island First Christian Church

– Rev. Julie Western


May 1                       Hastings First Christian Church – Rev. Tamara Holtz

May 8                       Havelock Christian Church, Lincoln – Rev. Rob Welch

May 15                     Humboldt Christian Church – Rev. Howard Blecha

May 22                     Kamp Kaleo on the River

– Staff, Campers and Counselors

May 29                     Iglesia Discipulos, Omaha – Rev. Daniel Zapata


June 5                      Cotner College Education for Ldsp Ministries

– ELM Program

June 12                    Lincoln First Christian Church – Rev. Dr. Karen Moritz

June 19                    CCN Ministry Coordinators

– Teresa Olberding, Paul Few & Holly Gage

June 26                    Minden First Christian Church – Rev. Joe Tira


July 3                       Murray Christian Church – Rev. Michael Njus

July 10                     Nebraska City First Christian Church

– Rev. Michael Schmidt

July 17                     North Platte First Christian Church – Jean Anderson

July 24                     North Side Christian Church, Omaha

– Jonathan Wilhoft

July 31                     Omaha First Christian Church –  Rev. Josh Sawyer


August 7                  Pawnee City First Christian Church

– Rev. Diane Morgan

August 14                Peru Community Church

– Rev. Ray and Rev. Becky Girard

August 21                Plattsmouth First Christian Church

– Rev. Michael Lincoln

August 28                Scottsbluff First Christian Church – Pulpit Supply


September 4           Shubert Christian Church – Rev. Dennis Fulbright

September 11         Sidney First Christian Church – Fellowship Group

September 18         SouthPointe Christian Church, Lincoln

– Rev. Abby Conley

September 25         Southview Christian Church, Lincoln

– Rev. Kerry O’Bryant


October 2                Unadilla Christian Church – Interim Minister

October 9                Verdon Christian Church – Rev. Daniel Spencer

October 16              Weeping Water First Christian Church – Pulpit Supply

October 23              Wilsonville United Baptist Christian Church

– Rev. Keith Theobald

October 30              Nebraska Regional Minister – Rev. Chris Morton


November 6            Bennet Community Church – Darin Corder

November 13          Nebraska Regional Board, Committees & Staff

November 20          Retired Ministers in Nebraska

November 27          Nebraska Chaplains:

Rev. Nancy Gillett, Nebraska Medical Center

Rev. Melissa Strong, Methodist Hospital in Omaha

Rev. Jerry Albright, Chaplain St. Croix Hospice

Chaplain Rachel Johnson, Lincoln Regional Center

Rev. Thomas Williamson, Chaplain/Spiritual Care Coordinator

Rev. Gary George, Director of Hospice House


December 4            * Other Nebraska Clergy

December 11          Disciples General Church

December 18          Children and Youth in our Congregations

December 25          Seminarians and those training for Ministry


*Other Nebraska Clergy –

Rev. Gary George, Executive Director @ Hospice House in Omaha

Rev. Dr. Paul Williams – Associate Professor of Religious Studies @ UNO

Rev. James Harmon – First Central UCC – Omaha

Rev. Hollie Schmidt – Plymouth UCC – Lincoln

Rev. Dr. Russ Seger – First Congregational Church – Chadron