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Prayer Calendar for October 2018

01 Pray for Bishop Finegan who attends the Conference of Bishops at our Churchwide offices in Chicago through October 2.
02 Pray for pastors who celebrate birthdays this month:Timothy Vadis (10/5), Kenneth Carlson (10/13), and Maxine Gray (10/16).
03 Pray for all who have lost loved ones and homes in the midst of disasters – fires, hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, and wars. Offer prayers of thanks for all who have donated to and volunteered with Lutheran Disaster Response, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, and Lutheran World Relief to help them.
04 Pray for our Synod Finance Committee as they meet today at our Synod Office – that they may be blessed with wisdom and be guided by the Holy Spirit.
05 Pray for pastors who celebrate the anniversary of their ordination this month:Tom Wickstrom (10/5), Ken Carlson (10/5), George Candea-Kromm (10/7), and Doug Johnson (10/15).
06 Pray for all attending the Fortune Lake Fall Fest: quilt and fine artsauction, country market, country store and more activities today at FLLC.
07 Pray for Assistant with the Bishop, Pr. Jim Duehring as he attends the DEM gathering in Chicago today through October 10.
08 Pray for the members of Grace Lutheran Church, Hockessin, DE; Grace Lutheran Church, Woodsboro, MD; Grace Lutheran Church, Westminster, MD; and Harmony Lutheran Church, Myersville, MD.
09 Pray for all pastors on Clergy Appreciation Day.  We thank God for their presence among us: preaching the Word, presiding over the Sacraments, being present in the midst of crisis or grief, guiding, teaching, listening, challenging us to take new directions, and being examples of God’s love.
10 Pray for all those suffering from mental illnessand for their families and medical care professionals on this World Mental Health Day. Pray also that health care systems and insurance companies do their best to care for those in need.
11 Pray for members of Conference 6 as they gather for their Walking Together event at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Escanaba.
12 Pray for all the young people and staff attending the Elementary Retreat at Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp.
13 Pray for congregations in St. Ignace and Brevort as they meet with our Synod Staff for a “Dry Bones Retreat” – may they feel the Holy Spirit moving them and bringing them new life.
14 Pray for all our Seminary Students, especially Kelly Ylitaloas they continue their studies and preparation for rostered service in our Church.
15 Pray for Assistant with the Bishop, Pr. Jim Duehring as he attends continuing education today through October 17.
16 Pray for the members of Haven Lutheran Church, Hagerstown, MD; Holy Comforter Lutheran Church, Baltimore, MD; Holy Communion Lutheran Church, Fallston, MD; and Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, Eldersburg, MD.
17 Pray for pastors who celebrate birthdays this month: Dale Skogman (10/21), Stephen Gauger (10/28), and Kari Vadis (10/28).
18 Pray for members of Conference 5 as they gather for their Walking Together event at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Peshtigo.
19 Pray for congregations in the Christ Lutheran Parish (Ironwood) as they meet with our Synod Staff for a “Dry Bones Retreat” – may they feel the Holy Spirit moving them and bringing them new life.
20 Pray for the Musicians’ Conclave as they meet today at Calvary Lutheran Church, Rapid River, and all musicians in our Synod as they continue to share their talent with our congregations throughout the year.
21 Pray for the members of Kijitonyama Lutheran Church, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and their partner congregation, Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Iron Mountain.
22 Pray for peace throughout the world and for world leaders to work together toward ending violence of all kinds, especially violence directed at women and children and violence based upon religious or ethnic prejudice.
23 Pray for pastors who celebrate the anniversary of their ordination this month: Duane Priebe (10/24), Richard Likeness (10/26), Melinda Shriner (10/29), and Judy Kirchoff (10/31).
24 Pray forpeople who are homeless, refugees, and living in shelters. May they know God’s love through the work of diligent caregivers and advocates.
25 Pray for all congregations in the process of calling rostered leaders and all pastors and deacons who are looking for new calls. May God guide them in the midst of their discerning.
26 Pray for students as they celebrate homecoming events. May they all be safe in the midst of these joyous events.
27 Pray for members of Conference 3 as they gather for their Walking Together event at Ascension Lutheran Church, Minocqua.
28 Pray for quilters and Lutheran World Relief quilt ministries as the quilts are gathered and transported around the world.
29 Pray for creation and all of God’s creatures as they also face natural and human-created disasters that destroy their homes and environments.
30  Pray for our Synod Staff as they meet together today to plan and coordinate events and activities throughout our Synod.
31 Pray that the God who reformed the church through Martin Luther and other teachers five centuries ago may continue to reform – and transform – the church today.

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