Please join in praying for the following:

RECENT DEATHS

Rev. Rod Nash (Assoc. Pastor, Trinity, Tacoma) and family - as they mourn the death of Rod’s mom on September 11

Family & friends of Pat Flynn (Clerk of Session: Immanuel, Tacoma) - as they mourn her death (more information here). 

 

HEALTH CONCERNS

Fiina Fowler (Clerk of Session: Kelso United Methodist Presbyterian) - as she recovers from surgery to remove her gall bladder on August 16. 

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. 

Rev. Doug Basler (First Pres, Aberdeen) & family - as Doug's father-in-law continues to recover 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

 

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 retires from congregational ministry on October 14, 2018. Prayers for Dave, his wife, Ann, and the Immanuel community as they prepare for this transition. 

Rev. James Kim (Little Church, Lakewood) - as he returns from sabbatical this summer

Rev. Sue Watkins (First Pres, Puyallup) -  as she returns from sabbatical this summer

The following churches in Pastoral Transition:

  1. Packwood Community - as they welcomed Rev. David Germer and his family in July.

  2. St. John's Chapel by the Sea-Moclips: as they welcomed Rev. Linda Flatley and husband, Diarmid on September 1. Installation to be Oct. 28 (3pm).

  3. Cornerstone, Olympia - as they continue to work with Transitional Pastor, Rev. George Gilchrist, and their PNC presents its final candidate to the congregation.

  4. Westminster-Olympia: as they continue to work with Transitional Pastor, Rev. Dr. Martha Greene, and the PNC is underway.

  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 continue to partner with Rev. Heather James as their Transitional Pastor.

Little Church on the Prairie - as it launched a new worshipping community called “Lakewoodgrace,” 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 - see what is new at camp here!  

 

If you have a Prayer Request to share or update with the Presbytery of Olympia, please email statedclerk@olypres.org.