Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Marvin and Joann H.

Marvin and Joann are friends from WCB.  He was recently diagnosed with cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy.  We pray for a miracle of healing for Marvin.  We also prayed for strength for him and the whole family as they fight this battle, for patience and strength and that they will continue to rely on Jesus.

Jeremy and Angela

Jeremy and Angela Mains are friends of Dave and Susan Malec.  Jeremy was recently diagnosed with cancer and is in the hospital for 6-8 weeks for treatment.  They have 3 small children and Angela has gone back to work. We pray for healing, for strength, and for patience for them; for friends and family to come along side and support them as they face this battle.

JEREMY MAINS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Jeremy Burton Mains, 41, a thirty-seven year resident of West Chicago, joined the Lord he loves on November 5, 2013 after a courageous battle with lymphoma. He was born December 12, 1971 in Chicago, raised in West Chicago, and was a proud resident of his community. He graduated from West Chicago High School in 1991 and spent his life serving immigrants and refugees. Jeremy was an extremely dedicated husband, father, son, and family member. He was a faithful and cherished friend to many. He is survived by his wife Angela (nee Kinder); his three children, Eliana, Nehemiah, and Anelise; his parents Reverend Dr. David and Karen Mains; his siblings, Randall (Carmel), Melissa (Doug) Timberlake, and Joel (Laurie); and many nieces and nephews. Visitation Thursday 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Williams-Woodward Funeral Home, 820 Pine St. (corner of Route 59 and Pine), West Chicago. Funeral service Friday at Noon at St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church, 1855 5th Ave., Aurora, IL. Please meet at church. Interment Glen Oak Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Jeremy B. Mains Children's Fund.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

John and Kathy B June 2013

John and Kathy Barcanic are WCB Interim Pastor/Wife.  John has recently had back surgery and is slowly recovering.  We prayed for healing for him, for patience for him and for Kathy and Kaitlyn as they care for him.  

Luke and Tracey S June 2013

Luke and Tracey Sursley

We made this quilt for Luke and Tracey Sursley, a young couple from WCBC.  Luke is making a job change from the MHS band director to directing a marching band in Sioux City Iowa.  We prayed for patience and peace with this move.  We prayed for a smooth transition; that they can find a new home and church home there and develop new friendships.

Larry and Jane June 2013

Larry and Jane are folks who stay with Joyce in the summer months.  They recently experienced a tragedy in their family when their son died.  He leaves behind a wife and daughter and step children, as well as his sister Diane.  We pray for peace for this family in the loss of  a son, brother, husband, and father.  

Monday, June 10, 2013

Chain of Love

Pray for the ministry of the Chain of Love Homes in Brazil. These homes are remarkable refuges for abandoned and abused children. Ask God to give the workers at the homes love, patience, and joy as they serve children who have deep emotional needs.

Pray for Chris and Ingrid Kidd, NAB missionaries at Chain of Love Homes, as they help oversee the administration and financial accounting for the ministry. Pray that God would give Chris and Ingrid great encouragement and hope as they work with the leadership at Chain of Love.

See more information about Chris and Ingrid’s ministry at

Saturday, June 8, 2013

NAB Missionaries in Japan

From NAB:
Pray for our NAB missionaries in Japan. Ask God for more oppor-tunities to build relationships with the Japanese people, opening doors to communicate the gospel of Jesus Christ. Pray for new Japanese believers to grow in their faith.

Please pray for Paul and Melissa Ewing, Carol Potratz, Shan Reed, Yuri Nakano, and Becky Lengefeld. The average church in Japan has less than 25 members and there is little interest in Christianity within the culture. Ask God to give these missionaries the ability to equip the Japanese church to reach others for Jesus Christ. Pray that God would strengthen the Christians in Japan.

To read more about the NAB missionaries to Japan click on this

James 1:6, “But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.”

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Stella L

Stella Little    May 2013

Stella is Karen's Mom from Watertown. She has been having some health issues and struggles with aging.  Praise God for the praying ladies of this group who encourage us with their prayers and talents.  
Pray for healing, for patience, and for safety in the face of the aging process.

Reggie and DaNeil O.

Reggie and DaNeil Olson

Reggie and DaNeil are friends of Joyce and Marion.  He has recently been diagnosed
with bladder cancer and faces surgery and chemotherapy.  They are relying on the Lord for
strength in all that happens on this journey.  Pray for strength, patience, reliance on Jesus and for
complete healing.

Subject: Reggie's prayer quilt

Hi Joyce,

Here are some specific prayer requests we have that you could use as you and your quilting angels pray over the quilt you'll make for Reggie:

-to bring glory to God in all our thoughts, words, and deeds (I Corinthians 10:31)
-praise for His presence each step of this cancer journey (Philippinas 4:4-6)
-God's comfort to others who suffer in whatever trials they are facing (II Corinthians 1:3-8)
-praise for the peace that passes all understanding that only comes through knowing Jesus (Philippians 4:6-7)
-a closer walk with the Lord (Hebrews 11:1)
-praise for our prayer warriors (Colossians 1:3&4)
-praise for the assurance of salvation and the joyful expectation of eternal worship at the feet of Jesus (I John 5:13)(Revelations 21:1-4)
-unsaved friends and family members (III John 4)
-pointing others to God's saving grace through Jesus's shed blood and His resurrection (John 14:6)
-reaching out to others in need (II Corinthians 1:3-8)
-comfort for our kids & grandkids, our moms, brothers & sisters, friends
-strength for each day of travel to and from various doctor appointments and treatments
-wisdom for doctors and nurses in choosing treatment, and blessings to them for their compassion
-blessings to those who have graciously given us prayer, physical, spiritual, and financial support
-a clear witness of our total dependence on God (Matthew 12:18-23)
-restful nights and productive days (Matthew 7:7)
-that we are wise stewards as God provides our 'daily bread' according to our needs (Matthew6:25-33, and especially verse 34)
-blessings for Joyce, Joy, Betty, and the rest of the quilting angels
-a miraculous healing! - according to Your will, Jesus. (1 Peter 5:6-11)

I hope this is what you had in mind.  Thank you.  Two simple words with such deeply felt meaning.

Reggie Olson

Reginald “Reggie” Olson, age 63, died at his home under the care of Madison Hospice on March 5, 2014. He was born on June 19, 1950 at Madison to Orland and Shirlee (King) Olson. He married DaNeil Pearson on April 28, 1973 at Center, SD. He is survived by his wife - DaNeil of Nunda. One son - Dustin of Sioux Falls. Three daughters - Kelli (William) Moffitt of Sioux Falls, Amber (Toby) Bryant of Hartford, BreeAna Olson of Nunda, SD. Six grandchildren, Tevan Bryant, Dessa Bryant, Brogan Moffitt, Autumn Bryant, Beckett Mof
fitt and Hadley Bryant. His mother - Shirlee Olson of Nunda, two brothers - Randy (Celene) of Sioux Falls and Jim of Edina, MN. He was preceded in death by his father. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Calvary Free Lutheran church in Arlington with Rev Brian Ricke officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Lake Park Cemetery, Rutland, SD. He grew up on a farm by Nunda. He graduated from Rutland High School in 1968. He attended General Beadle State College (DSU) before joining the US Army where he served in Italy. After the service he returned to farming with his dad. He refereed high school basketball and football for 40 years which included three state football championship games. He was a member of the Great Pretenders Singing Quartet for 20 years singing at state and county fairs and churches throughout the area. He played fast pitch softball, served on the Lake Park Cemetery Board and Summit Township Board. He also served as board President at Calvary Free Lutheran Church. He was recently awarded the Doug Koester Award from the High School Officials Association for his contributions to high school sports and his community. He was instrumental in organizing the Mike Entringer Basketball Classic and Scholarship in honor of his friend and referee partner. He was also the Athletic Director for Rutland School District and a member of the Nunda American Legion. The family will be present at 5:00 PM on Friday at the Weiland Funeral Chapel which is in charge of the arrangements. 

Colleen M

Colleen Mathison
May 2013

Colleen has had some recent health issues.  She is now in rehab at Prince of Peace Nursing facility in Sioux Falls.  Pray for patience, peace, and healing for Colleen and her family.