We are keeping You in our Prayers

Let us join Together in Prayer

"Prayer Time Group" meets Tuesdays at 1:00 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:

Made children and heirs of God’s promise, we pray for the church, the world, and all in need.
A brief silence.

Holy One, you bring your people together in worship. Enliven your church.

Guide all evangelists, preachers, prophets, and missionaries who seek to share your love through word and deed. 


You provide water for thirsty ground and sunshine to feed hungry plants.     

Bless all who advocate for healthy forests, unpolluted air, and clean waterways. Protect the lands from fire and flood.  

Be with those devastated by Hurricane Ida, and guard those in the path of Southwest fires. 

You show no partiality. Increase justice in all nations. Encourage leaders and governments to work with one another for the good of our common world. Especially as we celebrate Labor Day, unite us in seeking the health, safety, and dignity of all.

Healer of our every ill, heal the sick. Embrace the dying. Comfort the bereaved.


You accompany those who are most in need.

Shelter all fleeing violence or persecution, protect any who are in danger, and sustain them through uncertain and unstable times.

We pray especially for the people of Afghanistan and the Americans who remain in that country.  

Protect them and provide them with safety and hope.  Help our leaders to find ways for the secure return of all who flee.  

You support the work of your disciples. Continue to nurture the leadership ministries of this congregation.

You embrace all who have died in the faith and brought them into your glorious presence. We thank you for their example and rejoice in their lives.

Receive these prayers, O God, and those in our hearts known only to you; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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 the family & friends of Bette Swietzer who passed away Monday, June 28, 2021. 

  • 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:
  • Audrey B. (sister of Linda M.)

  • Linda B.

  • Becky E.

  • Les O.

  • Jeaneen B.

  • Roselyn P.

  • Gary N.

  • Freya (granddaughter of Boyd & Ginny)

  • Tawni A. (friend of Rachel D.)

  • 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.)

  • Steve (son-in-law of Lenore)

  • Ray & Joan (friend of Serena)

  • Joanne B.

  • Peggy

  • Martha G.

  • Bob R.

  • Jerry P.

  • Dell R.

  • Leah D. (granddaughter of Paul & Julie)

  • Caroline

  • Matt C.

  • Jane F.

  • Abby P.

Prayers for Healing, Courage and Strength on their cancer treatment journey:
  • Gail E.H.

  • Baby boy Asher (parents Heather & Josh)

  • John H.

  • Jeanette C.

  • Lisa S. (daughter of Jenny R.)

  • Heidi G. (friend of Rachel D.)

  • John D. (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.

  • Joann J. (sister-in-law of Vera)

  • Linda W.

  • Marleen B. (sister of Anne B)

  • Carol K.

  • Wendy R.

  • Laura M.

  • 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

  • Katie

  • Kevin L.

  • Kevin K

  • Adam

  • Rob

  • Blake

  • Carl & Kristen