Please join in praying for the following:

Rev. Jenny Rake-Marona (Validated Ministry) - as her husband, Mark, is being treated for both a long term heart condition and a new lymphoma diagnosis. Updates on his progress can be found here. 

Family & friends of Rev. Nam Shik Chung (HR) - as they mourn his death on April 12, 2018. Prayers especially for his wife, KunJa, during this time. Read obituary here. 

Family & friends of Rev. Don Keller (HR) - as they mourn his death on March 15, 2018. Prayers especially for his wife, Carol, during this time. Lakewood Presbyterian will honor Don's life during worship on April 22 (10am), and a memorial service will be held on July 28 (1pm, Lakewood PC). 

Rev. Doug Basler (First Pres, Aberdeen) & family - as Doug's father-in-law is recovering from a heart infection and a recent stroke. Prayers especially for Doug's wife, Katie, during this difficult time.

Rev. Robyn Hogue (Skyline, Tacoma) -  for her complete recovery from bilateral viral pneumonia

Rev. James Kim (Little Church, Lakewood) - as he recovers from his third heart procedure in three months, and hopes to undergo another procedure in a few weeks at UW Medical Center

Rev. Greg Ikehara-Martin (Ocean Beach, Seaview) - as Greg and his wife, Laura mourn the death of Laura's father on Feb 23. Laura's father had moved to their home to receive care in his final days. 

Jeani Shofner (Commissioned Ruling Elder/Commissioned Pastor, First Pres. Hoquiam) - as Jeani undergoes chemo for stage 2 ovarian cancer. Prayers for Jeani, and her husband, Ed, during this time. 

Umoja Presbyterian - as this primarily-Kenyan immigrant faith community worships at the Westminster building in east Tacoma, and continues the steps towards chartering as a congregation of the presbytery

NWC at WCCW (WA Corrections Center for Women) - As the Guide Team conducts a search for the Organizing Pastor for this unique ministry of creating a worshipping community within the prison itself. 

The following churches in Pastoral Transition:

  1. Packwood Community - as they partner with Rev. Mark White as their Temporary Supply Pastor and prepare to welcome Ordinand David Germer and his family in July. Installation to be scheduled. 
  2. Westminster-Olympia: as they continue to work with Transitional Pastor, Rev. Dr. Martha Greene, and the PNC is underway.
  3. Chapel by the Sea-Moclips: as they partner with Rev. Jan Van Pelt (UCC), and their PNC begins work
  4. Cornerstone, Olympia - as they continue to work with Transitional Pastor, Rev. George Gilchrist, and their PNC begins its work.
  5. University Place: as they welcomed Rev. Michael Moffitt in June 2017 as their Interim Associate Pastor.
  6. Shepherd of the Hill-Puyallup: as they welcomed Rev. Heather James as their Transitional Pastor.

Little Church on the Prairie - as it launched a new worshipping community called “Lakewood Grace,” at the Harrison Prep School in Lakewood at 11AM NOW every Sunday of the month. READ MORE...

The members of the former Westminster Presbyterian Church of Tacoma - as the one year anniversary of the closure of Westminster, Tacoma (Easter 2017) passes

The members of the Administrative Commission for Westminster Tacoma - as they seek to faithfully respond to the commission given to them by the Presbytery in March 2017, a part of which is to determine what God might be calling forth in that neighborhood regarding future uses of the building. 

Sound View Camp - as the camp looks to launch its environmental education program, and prepare for a new summer of camp! Prayers for the Sound View Board and Staff as they continue to work with consultant David Lee, and discern how God might use the Sound View camp in the future. 


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