East Rochester United Methodist Church

East Rochester United Methodist Church

Join us in daily prayer. Updated June 10, 2019.

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.

Johnstone Family, Pastor Carol, Heidi, Anne, Pat, Judy, George, Jay, Berry, Marvin, Roger, Karena’s Staff, Michael

Patti, Dave, Amanda, and Cosco family; Priset family, Pastor Joe Vineyard family, Chelsea & Kevin, Alicia, Patti’s mother Mary and Patti & Dave, Art’s sister Lorraine, Ed, Laura, Marcia Austin & husband, victims of sexual abuse, Karena, Kopp family, Pat, Jack, Earl Adams family, Ed, Caroline, Harvey, Jean, Ann, Joyce, Nancy, Glen, Sandra, Ed, Light famly, Bev on mission trip, Pastor Carol, Linda, those who are addicted, Hurley family, Horn family, Margin, Barbara, Frank, Elizabeth, Stewart, Don, Peggy, Caroline, John

[Please add your own.)

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


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

International: people of Guatemala, Bahamas, Wildfires

National: Shooting victims’ families in El Paso, TX, and Dayton, OH, problems in Puerto Rico

Local: Violence in the City of Rochester and Buffalo, man hit while on his scooter in Fairport, accident victim in Macedon

[Please add your own ...]

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


WOW! I give God thanks for ... 

Jane’s trip to Minneapolis to visit family, Christian Heritage Walk on Saturday, Marilyn’s granddaughter’s first job, Ed thankful for prayers, Jamie’s joy of upcoming nuptials, Jim and Donna enjoying the company of their granddaughters this week.

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

[Please add your own ...]

Vision for Our Future

Be still. Stop thinking. Allow the Spirit of God to fill you. Listen for God to speak. Watch for God's will to be revealed. Where is God calling you? What is God asking you to do? Where is God calling the East Rochester United Methodist Church? What is God asking us to do?

Ongoing Prayers

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


Sons & Daughters in the Military, Families, and First Responders

Hunter. Jarrett, Paul, Neil, Brian, Shane, Kate, John, Darren, Kaitelyn, Eric, Levi, Jessie, Nate, Angie


Jean Smith (Episcopal Church Home), Norma Lansdowne (Monroe Community Hospital)

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 Jeff at the conclusion of the worship service. On the rare occasion that Jane is not in attendance, please consider being her replacement scribe!

Pastor Jeff 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 Jeff to keep the list fresh and vibrant. 

Additions and edits to the prayer list may be forwarded to Donna Coleman or Pastor Jeff. 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.