East Rochester United Methodist Church

East Rochester United Methodist Church

Join us in daily prayer. Updated January 15, 2018.

East Rochester’s Daily Prayers: WHO? WHAT? WOW! WITNESS!  


WHO? For whom is your greatest concern? - first name only, please. Consider those who are sick, injured, mourning, or struggling with life.

Harrison, Sandra, Jody, Sue Ann, Landry family, Gerry and Norma. Howard, son of Bernie. Lucy, Jim, Arreaga family, Mark, Wilson, Dwight, Hayden, Yar, Dave, Chris, Kathy. Francis, Bucky, Marrie, Linda and her family, Kim, Charlie, 

Ron, Rosie, Eric, Charlene, Stewart, Sabrina, Stephen, Paul, JoAnn, Derrick, Don, Greg & Robin, Terry, Cheryl, Todd, Sonya, Gill, Neal, Judy, Tracey, Jill, Steve, Kaidence, Anthony, Peg, David, Greg, Peter, Debbie, Shirley, Gerry, Barbara, Pat, David, Sharon, Cheryl, Jake, Christopher, Ana, Tanya,  Chris, Wayne, Vicki, Sylvia, Trudy, Jamona, John, Linda, Brenda, Michael, Darren, Nancy, Sonya, Dana, Beth, Carol, Tootie, JoAnn, Brian, Kate, Nina, Kim, Wendy, Courtney, Karen, Chris, Earl, Dan, April, Marion, Michael, Franklin, Shirley, Alyssa, Jimmy,  Annie, Angela

[Please add your own ...]

(Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.)


WHAT? What events, near and far, raise your greatest concerns?

International: Those impacted by the murders of Coptic Christians in Egypt. Countries where people are oppressed. Mission team in Telica, Nicaragua. Iran / US relations, North Korea / US relations, The United Nations.

National: People impacted by mudslides in California. Sarah and family. Ice storm this week. People impacted by the bitter cold. Our president. Our Supreme Court. Our military. Hurricane disaster recovery efforts. Division in our country. 

Local: Those who work outdoors. Those who are homeless. Shut-ins. Violence in our community.

[Please add your own ...]

(Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.)


WOW! I give God thanks for ... 

WITNESS! What are signs of God at work in your life? Consider evidence of the fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. - Galatians 5:22-23

Step dad went to church Sunday!

Christmas with Grandson on his first birthday! 

New grandchild coming!!!!

Support for Jody, clarity of diagnosis!

Pictures from the Bishop's group in Israel!

Peggy has a birthday Saturday!!!!

Nice days last week. 

Pastor Todd's sermon from Sunday!

[Please add your own ...]

Ongoing Prayers

(Please forward to Pastor Todd, Pastor Carol, our Lay Leader, Jim Coleman, or our bulletin editor, Ellie Kopp, any changes to our ongoing prayer lists. Contact information is on the front cover of the bulletin. Thank you!)


Sons & Daughters in the Military and First Responders

Neil, Brian, Shane, Kate, John, Darren, Kaitelyn, Eric, Levi, Jessie, Nate, Angie



Jean Smith (Episcopal Church Home)


Our Friends and Partners in Mission and Ministry

Our extended Heritage Christian Services family, Our extended Telica, Nicaragua family, Our friends in Guatemala, Our friendships with the people of AA, Our Bishop, Mark Webb, Our District Superintendent, Vonda Fossitt.


Evolving Prayer

Prayer is one of our core values at East Rochester United Methodist Church. We are always seeking new ways to bring spiritual depth to our daily prayer life, to utilize prayer to draw us more closely together, and to bring us deeper into relationship with God. 

To encourage daily prayer by our members and friends, we take time during Sunday worship to lift up our spoken prayers. A member of the congregation will speak, and the pastor will affirm the spoken prayer by repeating it aloud. Consider balancing privacy with concern; using only first names when ever possible.

Our faithful scribe, Jane Agron, writes down every prayer request. She forwards a copy to Pastor Todd at the conclusion of the worship service. 

Pastor Todd uses the copied prayer list to update our prayer web page ( http://www.eastrochesterumc.com/prayer-life/ ), usually on Monday morning. Encouragement to check the web page are made on ER UMC's Facebook page ( https://www.facebook.com/ERUMChurch/ ), and, occasionally, by email. Editorial discretion is used by Pastor Todd to keep the list fresh and vibrant. 

Additions and edits to the prayer list may be forwarded to Donna Coleman or Pastor Todd. New prayer requests during the week are sent out to the email prayer chain and updated on the church web page as soon as practical. 

Please know that every effort is being made to uphold prayer requests with dignity, modesty, and respect. If there is an error, please bring it to Pastor Todd's attention immediately so that it may be corrected.