We are keeping You in our Prayers

"Let us join Together in Prayer"

"Prayer Time Group" meets Tuesdays at 1:30 pm on a conference phone line. 

Call 1-518-351-9735 to pray with us, aloud or silently

Prayer Requests & updates may be given to the church office

contact info is at the bottom of this page

…pray for one another.   James 5:16 

A Prayer for Unity and Understanding:


Holy God, you plant the seeds of faith in every nation.

Enliven your church, so that the good news of your grace may root and grow throughout the world.


Creator, even the trees, shrubs, and flowers delight in your goodness. From the depths of the soil to the highest mountain, bring forth new plants.

Restore growth to places suffering drought.


Judge of nations, we pray for our leaders and those in power. Grant them the ability to regard those under their charge with humility,

dedicating their lives in service to others.


Divine comforter, you show compassion to those in need and provide relief to those who call on you.

Bless all who suffer, especially people trapped in cycles of poverty and homelessness.


God of the future, be with the seniors of this congregation as they set forth onto paths as yet untrodden. 

Walk with them.  Protect them.  And help them use their talents in service to you and the world. 


Sovereign God, this house of worship belongs to you. We give thanks and pray for our church musicians.

We dedicate to you the joyful noise that comes from this place; the cries of children, the melody of voice and instruments, and the songs from our hearts.

We look to that day when disease no longer keeps us from singing your praises with full voice. 


Eternal God, we give thanks for our ancestors in the faith who are now at home with you (especially).

We look forward to that day when we are reunited in your new creation.

We lift our prayers to you, O God, trusting in your abiding grace. Amen.

Prayers for those in need of Comfort and Healing in this time of grief:

Loving God, wrap your arms of love and hope around all who are experiencing any kind of loss, disconnection, or brokenness.

  • To Marilyn Tenoll & family on the death of her husband Fred on May 31, 2021. 

  • To Norm Beets & family on the death of his wife Ricky on May 16, 2021.

  • To the family & friends of Barbara Ann Atterberry who passed away on Wednesday, April 21, 2021.

  • To Gunilla Wold and family on the passing of her father Hans Ludvik Eckstrom on April 14, 2021. 

  • To the family & friends of Ruth S. McDonald who passed away Friday, April 2, 2021.

  • To Diane Gusa & family on the passing of her mother, Lorraine, who passed away on March 24, 2021.

  • To Norma Knutsen & family on the passing of Loren Knutsen on Tuesday, March 8, 2021

  • To the family and friends of Pastor Debra Benson who passed away on Tuesday, March 2, 2021

  • To Irene Parker & family on the passing of Jim on Tuesday, January 12, 2021

  • To Linda Millo & family on the passing of her niece Joyce on December 25, 2020

  • To Matt & Bonnie Kerschbaum & family on the passing of their daughter Robin on December 19, 2020

  • To Joseph Pestar & family on the passing of his mother Pam in November 2020

  • To the family and friends of Paul Knowles who passed away at the age of 105 yrs old on Wednesday, November 10, 2020

We Pray our Thanks:
  • Blessings on the birth of a healthy baby boy, Eddy Vela on June 6, 2021 to parents Elena (Holzemer) & Josh Pauley and grandparents Kenny & Anita Holzemer. 

  • Blessings on the birth of a healthy baby girl, Delaney Jo on March 29, 2021 to parents Matt & Taylor Phelan, big brothers Michael & Arthur and grandparents Paul & Lane Phelan.

  • Blessings on the birth of a healthy baby girl, Havyn Rain on February 4, 2021 to parents Knute & Kait Fosso and grandparents Steve & Kori Fosso.

  • Blessings on the birth of a healthy baby boy, Matthew Louie on December 15, 2020 to parents Michael & Janice Sullivan and big sisters Breauna & Grace. 

  • For the baptism of Jackson and Soren, grandsons of Pastor Deb Benson, who were baptized September 27, 2020.

  • Congratulations to Sabrina Joy & Cooper Huntley who were wed August 21, 2020 at the Saltbox Barn on Fir Island.  May God bless you on a beautiful marriage & life together!

  • For a healthy delivery of a baby boy, Bjorn Michael Larson to parents Jorgina Moore & Sean Larson, big sister Runa and grandparents Dave & Mirth Moore.

  • For answering our prayers in the healing of Larry Julius.

  • For the healthy delivery of twin babies Jackson and Soren, to parents Ryan and Kayla Hoel, daughter and son-in-law to Lewis and Deb Benson. Jackson and Soren were born on Easter weekend.

Prayers for those needing Healing and Strength:
  • Phil W. 

  • Jim S.

  • Faith L. 

  • Brooke N.

  • Donna A. (sister-in-law of Chris A.)

  • Kenneth A. (son of Chris A.)

  • Norm B. (friend of Serena P.)

  • ShirLee (stepmom of David V.)

  • Dave M.

  • Grandmother of Joe P.

  • Ernie T. & Helen T. (brother & sister-in-law of Lois C.)

  • Jan V.

  • Steve (son-in-law of Lenore)

  • Ray & Joan (friend of Serena)

  • Joanne B.

  • Peggy

  • Martha G.

  • Bob R.

  • Ken A. (husband of Ruth L.)

  • Jerry P.

  • Dell R.

  • Leah D. (granddaughter of Paul & Julie)

  • Caroline

  • Matt C.

  • Jane F.

  • Jerry W.

  • Jacob F. 

  • Abby P.

Prayers for Healing, Courage and Strength on their cancer treatment journey:
  • Heidi G. (friend of Rachel D)

  • Russ R. (brother-in-law of Anita H.)

  • Becky, Cindy & Toby (cousin of Melanie S.)

  • Sam P.

  • Arlene F.

  • Jim T. (brother-in-law of Jeannie A.)

  • Bob F.

  • Freya (granddaughter of Boyd & Ginny)

  • Joann J. (sister-in-law of Vera)

  • Linda W.

  • Marleen B. (sister of Anne B)

  • Carol K.

  • Wendy R.

  • Laura M.

  • Larry

  • Alyssa (cousin of Jan V)

  • Nick M. (brother-in-law of Cami M.)

  • Cami T.

  • Melodie

  • Marleen (friend of Vera J.)

  • Susie T.

  • Debi S.

  • Chris (son--in-law of Vera J.)

  • Kerri M.  

Prayers for Safety of those serving our country:
  • Jeremy

  • Tyler

  • Travis

  • Michael

  • Knute

  • Caitlin

  • Kevin

  • Katie

  • Kevin L.

  • Kevin K

  • Adam

  • Rob

  • Carl & Kristen

  • Blake