Please join in praying for the following:
THOSE WHO GRIEVE
For those who feels the loss of a loved one even more deeply at the holidays.
Jeani Shofner (Commissioned Ruling Elder/Commissioned Pastor, First Pres. Hoquiam/Saron Lutheran) - as Jeani recently was recently told that cancer had returned after receiving treatment for ovarian cancer. Prayers for Jeani, her husband, Ed, and their church community during this time.
Rev. Jenny Rake-Marona (HR) - 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.
CONGREGATIONS & PASTORS
Umoja Presbyterian - as we celebrate with this primarily-Kenyan immigrant faith community that worships at the Westminster building in east Tacoma. The Presbytery officially organized them as a congregation at its May 2018 Meeting!
NWC at WCCW (WA Corrections Center for Women) - as the presbytery welcomes Rev. Layne B. Brubaker as the Organizing Pastor for this new ministry! Please pray for the women who live at the WCCW, the staff and for Pastor Layne as they prepare to get to know one another.
Rev. David Brown (Immanuel, Tacoma) - as Dave retired from congregational ministry on October 14, 2018. Prayers for Dave, his wife, Ann, and the Immanuel community as they enter this season of transition.
The following churches in Pastoral Transition:
Packwood Community - as they welcomed Rev. David Germer and his family in July, and celebrated his installation on Aug 5.
St. John's Chapel by the Sea-Moclips: as they welcomed Rev. Linda Flatley and husband, Diarmid on September 1, and celebrated her installation on October 28.
Cornerstone, Olympia - as they welcomed Rev. Jen Swier on October 14, and celebrated her installation on November 18.
University Place: as they elected Rev. Michael Moffitt as their Associate Pastor, and will be installing him on December 2.
Westminster-Olympia: as they continue to work with Transitional Pastor, Rev. Dr. Martha Greene, and the PNC is underway.
Shepherd of the Hill-Puyallup: as they continue to partner with Rev. Heather James as their Transitional Pastor.
Immanuel-Tacoma: as their Search Team interviews candidates for Transitional Pastor.
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 - see what is new at camp here!
If you have a Prayer Request to share or update with the Presbytery of Olympia, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.