We are keeping You in our Prayers


To have someone put on either the "Prayer List", "Prayer Chain" or to update us on your loved ones already in our prayers,

call the Church Office: 360-293-9586 and please specify where you would like your request to go. 

“Prayer List” (printed in the Sunday scoop & published on the ALC website Prayer Page) 

or “Prayer Chain” (confidential & private through Peggy & the Pastors)  

 "The Power of Prayer"


"Conference Call Prayer Time"

Join us for Prayer Time by phone, Tuesdays at 1:00 pm

call the church office for the link to join

A Prayer for Unity and Understanding

Good and gracious God, we give you thanks for the freedoms we enjoy in this nation, especially now as we exercise our right to vote for leaders and for the good of the country.  As we approach elections we ask for wisdom in our choices, and for good leaders for our neighborhoods, our state and our nation.  Grant all who govern guidance that they may act on behalf of all people.  Lead us into peace, justice and hope for a better tomorrow.


Be with medical personnel as cases of coronavirus increase worldwide.  Keep them safe and provide them the strength they need to fulfill their calling.


Be with fire fighters and all first responders who protect people and land.  We remember victims of fire, wind, storm and flood.  May they find shelter, food, compassion and renewed hope.


We pray for the Transition Team and Council of Anacortes Lutheran Church as this congregation moves toward the time a new permanent pastor accepts a call to service here.  Be with the Team as it checks the pulse of the congregation and with the Council as it makes important decisions regarding our future.


We rejoice as we prepare to once again open our doors for worship, recognizing times are difficult and worship will necessarily take some different forms.  Yet we know however we are gathered you are active in our midst.  Carry us through to those days when all may gather in this place and sings your praises in renewed unity.


Be with families as they struggle through hard times.  Help children continue to learn and thrive under less than ideal educational conditions.  Enable teachers to carry on their profession in new and creative ways.


Be with those who have lost homes, businesses and jobs due to the current crisis.  Restore those who are broken, those who have lost hope and those who struggle to eat and thrive. 


We remember the ill and the grieving in this congregation, bring healing, restoration and comfort to them.


Strengthen ALC for mission in your name.  Make us a presence for good in this community.  We call upon your for wisdom, guidance and care.

We praise our prayers and petitions to you in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Special Prayers

Our Heartfelt prayers for strength, comfort, healing and peace 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 and friends of Paul Knowles who passed away at the age of 105 yrs old on Wednesday, November 10, 2020

  • To Bonnie Kennedy & family on the passing of her father Jack Good on October 18, 2020

  • To family and friends of Benjamin Larsen who passed away on October 2020

  • To Susan & Malcolm M. and family on the passing of his uncle Claymon on October 13, 2020

  • To Jim & Laurie C. on the loss of his brother on Friday, Sept 25 and her cousin on Saturday, Sept 26, 2020 

  • To the family of Bobbi Khile, who passed away on Friday, July 28, 2020

  • To the family of Paul Sund, who passed away on Saturday, July 18, 2020

  • To the family of Tom Nute, who passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2020

  • To the family of David Elling, who passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2020

  • To the family of Muriel Burtness, who passed away on Thursday, June 11, 2020

  • To the family of Bill Christensen, who passed away on Friday, June 5, 2020

  • To the family of Vicki Molter who passed away on Thursday, April 23, 2020

  • To the family of Jeff Radke, who passed away on Thursday, April 9, 2020 

  • Jeff's memorial can be viewed here.

  • To the family of JR Etlitcher, who passed away on Thursday, March 20, 2020 

  • To Leone Z. and family on the passing of her brother Dale in January 2020

We pray our Thanks:

  • 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 21st, 2020 at the Saltbox Barn on Fir Island.  May God bless you on a beautiful marriage & life together!

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

  • For answering our prayers in the healing of Larry Julius, and that he remains healthy.

  • 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 Healing and Strength                                                                            

  • Carter E.

  • Wes B.

  • Grandmother and Mother of Joe P.

  • Bob A.

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

  • Jacob D.

  • Jan V.

  • Matthew, Timothy, and their loved ones. 

  • Steve

  • Ray & Joan

  • Joanne

  • Peggy

  • Martha

  • Abby

  • Bill A. 

  • Bob R.

  • Ken

  • Loren

  • Jerry P.

  • Dell

  • Wendy

  • Leah

  • Caroline

  • Matt C.

  • Jane

  • Jerry

Prayers for Healing and Strength during their cancer journey:                

  • Pastor Deb Benson - she shares her journey here

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

  • Jenifer T.

  • Sam P.

  • Arlene F.

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

  • Bob F.

  • Freya - (grand daughter of Boyd & Ginny)

  • Joann J. - (sister in law of Vera)

  • Linda

  • Marleen B.

  • Carol

  • Wendy

  • Laura

  • Larry

  • Alyssa

  • Cami

  • Melodie

  • Marleen

  • Jeff & Elaine

  • Debi

  • Chris

Prayers for Safety, Courage & Wisdom for those who serve our country & their families:

  • Jeremy

  • Tyler

  • Travis

  • Michael

  • Knute

  • Caitlin

  • Kevin

  • Joe

  • Katie

  • Kevin L.

  • Kevin K.

  • Gunner

  • Adam

  • Rob

  • Carl & Kristen

  • Blake

Anacortes Lutheran Church  .  2100 "O" Avenue, Anacortes, Washington 98221

360-293-9586  .  info

Office hours: Monday - Friday / 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Pastor's office hours: Tues & Thurs / 10:00 am - 2:00 pm