Prayers for America:
excerpts from Crosswalk
We pray for your great healing on our land. Shine your face on us dear God. We need you now, more than ever before. Our times are in your hands. Thank you that you are rich in mercy and full of grace. Thank you that you are forgiving and merciful. Thank you that you are strong and mighty. Thank you that you are for us and that you fight for us still today. Bring honor to your Name, Oh Lord, for You alone are worthy. - Debbie McDaniel
Pray for President Biden , VP Kamala Harris, and all his cabinet, and his advising doctors and all our country's elected leaders.. Grant them wisdom, to navigate these churning waters... to bring us safely to the other side..
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.—John 14:27 (NIV)
2021 In Sympathy
RIP David “Dave” Schaefer 12-31-2021
husband Bette, Dad to Roseann, Paw to CJ
RIP Robert “Butch” Siford 12-29-2021
Dad & Grandpa of Spike, Diane, Abby, Bobby Siford… Stacey, Kris, Riley, Sydney Moody,
RIP Paul Pumroy, Nov 8, 2021,
cousin Penny Derucki
RIP Gary Scofield- 09-06-2021
son of Arlos Scofield
RIP George Glassman 9-14-2021
friend of Bobette & Jeff Elkins
RIP Marilyn Alm 8-29- 2021
long time member RPUMC
RIP Mike McCleland 8-28-2021
Husband of Paula, father, Jennifer, Craig, Amanda, brother Karen Rison
Pat Bartholomew 8-2021 sister Cheryl Pumroy
RIP Ronald Devenport, July 22, 2021 retired Pastor of 39 years @ Mill Creek Baptist Church
RIP Don Deutscher, July 13, 2021
RIP Arthur Schuck June 17, 2021
member since 10-22- 2006
RIP Johnny Sweder June 2021 nephew Joyce Blint
RIP Mary Eddy, June 4, 2021,
member since 5-13-1979
Friend to many here at RPUMC
RIP Arthur Lee Lenig, June 2, 2021
Member since April 5, 1942..
husband of Rose, dad to Steve, Mike, Stefanie..
RIP Norma Jean Schmidt, June 1, 2021,
mother Jean Bill Dare
RIP Dorothy Wolfe, May 31, 2021,
aunt of Bobette Jeff Elkins
RIP Nancy Blunk May 18th, sister June Lenig
RIP Dorothy Mayfield - April 25, 2021
grandmother David Nye/Carrie Chadwick
RIP Herb Scofield 4-15-2021 Member of RPUMC Husband of Arlos Scofield,
RIP James Obenchain 4-15-2021
Jeremy/Stefanie Obenchain's brother
RIP Marge Stephens March 31, 2021
Friend of Scott Lenig
RIP David Rauch 2/20/2021 -
1st Cousin of Deborah/Bruce Wordinger
RIP Larry Wade February 11, 2021
RIP Joyce Desselin February 8, 2021
friends of Pastor JoEllyn & Lester...
Those who bloom in the hearts of others
never fade away……
Donna Cain 1-27-2021 long time member & sweet friend to many here at RPUMC...
RIP Roy Gropp 1-27-2021 former member,
friend to RPUMC
RIP Bob Wasmund, 1-26-2021, uncle of Suzanne Syverson
ED HAVERSTOCK 1- 13-2021
brother Bobette/Jeff Elkins
Adelaine Iwaszewski Mother 1-11-2021
Helen Bennitt 1-7-2021
long time member
Glen “Butch” Cable, 1-3-2021
Step-dad of Pam & Joe Pask
If you wish someone on the prayer list please let Bette know...
Update Craig Raas Paula McClelands son received a heart.. Prayers that healing happens as it should...
Prayer List: Lyle Syverson (Hospice, Neal Syverson father), Sharon Alger (fell broke hip, lengthy recovery, Patty Sardeson aunt), David (recent health diagnois, Pastor JoEllyn’s Friend), Ben Rison (procedure for blockage), Vada Pulver (home to finish up rehab, friend Pastor JoEllyn), Jeff Elkins (eye surgery went well, May 27th), Scott Theime (home, hospice), Myrna Everill (home after rehab Mishawaka), Susan Knowlton (Pneumonia, Health), Glenn Swanson, (back surgery, home recovering, Iva’s son-in-law), Pastor Dorothy Jones, (unknown bleeding, not feeling the greatest but is home), Craig Raas (received heart after 3 month wait, son of Paula McCleland), Tina Young Scherb (heart / health issues, friend of RPUMC) Cameron McVay (seizures, autistic, nephew June Lenig), Mike Harris (Eye Health), Joe Knowlton (Miller’s NC, health issues), Evelin Hamilton (blood clot eye, Myrna’s sister), Evelyn Pilar (Fell, back fracture & pain, mother Sherry Paul Iwaszewski), Lynn Hughes (Paul & Sherry Iwaszewski cousin), Carrie Chadwick (ankle surgery Thurs May 12, Pastor JoEllyn & Lester’s daughter), Wayne Kirkham (on mend, continuing rehab after knee rplacement Apr 21,). Shirl Sater (rehab fountain view), Tim Canfield (hospital, health issues, nephew Sherry Paul Iwaszewski), Sharon Campos (doing better still on oxygen), Bobette Elkins (Health), Lynn Akey, (lung cancer, friend of Karen Fitzgerald), Olivia Heeg (doing better after rehab at Shriners, Penny Melton’s Granddaughter), Pam Dixon (Chemo, Cancer), Margaret Rimmer (COPD Health Issue),
Being a caregiver can be VERY overwhelming... We have a few who have been in this role for quite some time, please remember them in your prayers...
Below is an encouraging Scripture.......
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose."
Keep the above lifted in prayer for renewal of health & complete healing in upcoming surgeries & procedures..
Pray for God’s Word to shine brighter and brighter in this day of trial. Our Country in Crisis... Pray for hearts to be softened & leaders to have wisdom, to Calm angry & vengeful hearts...
2022 In Sympathy
Those We Love remain with us, for LOVE itself lives on. Cherished Memories never fade, because a loved one is gone.. Those we LOVE can never be more than a thought apart. For as long as there is memory, they’ll live on in our hearts…. Author Unknown…
Our Deepest Sympathies to the families :
RIP William Page, May 23, 2022
father Penny & Bruce Melton
RIP Gene Baughman, May 27, 2022
father Samantha Elkins, daughter in law Bobbette & Jeff
RIP Earl Bush
father Tammie Bealor
RIP Dixie Slauter- 3-22-22
Mother of Jerry & Barb, friends of Bette –
Sandra Beige – 3-24-22
Mother of Diane/Spike Siford.
RIP Jay O’Neal, nephew Patty Sardeson
RIP Stephanie & Mya Thompson 2-17-2022 died in house Fire, friend of Julie Phillips
RIP Wayne Kellenberger
brother of Tricia Rosenbaum
friend of Mason Phillips..
RIP Richard “Dick” Reel Feb. 13, 2022 -
friend of Mason Phillips
RIP Burten Wills Mickelson 02-08-2022
brother Rose Lenig
Deepest sympathies & prayers to his wife Karen, Rose, Verna, and entire Family
RIP Vicki Bishop 2-8-2022
friend Sue Hughes
May God wrap his arms around this famiy and give them peace.
RIP Sidney (Sid) Meyers 2-1-2022
Our heartfelt sympathies to his wife , Renee, their Children and the entire family
RIP Alexis "Lexy" Renee Piotrowicz 1-15-2022 friend of Bette
RIP Patricia E. Kellems, January 13, 2022
Aunt June Lenig
RIP Shirley Hall, 1/7/2022
cousin Sherry/Paul Iwaszewski
RIP William Everill, 01/07, 2022
Uncle of Pam Dixon
RIP Cindy Mitchell, 1-3-2022 sister
Hopefully this video with Healing verses bring peace to those facing Surgeries, Illnesses, Health issues, and not certain outcomes... May you always remember that NO matter what you face, Our Lord & Savior Jesus is walking beside you. You are not Alone...
Copyright Info: Music is under standard license through Storyblocks Artist: Bobby Cole Publisher: SI Publishing Publisher PRO: SOCAN
Please lift in prayer for safety these loved ones of our church members who are serving in our Military...
Jacob Adams US Army- (Deployed)
grandson Chris Adams
Craig Carlson, (pilot) US Air Force
son Harold & Carrie Carlson
Matthew Chadwick US Army – (States)
son Lester & JoEllyn Chadwick
Michael Showalter Marines, (States)
grandson Wayne & Shirley Kirkham
Matthew Rompca Air Force
nephew Shirley & Wayne Kirkham
Katelyn Williamson U S Marines (States)
Daughter of Al and grand daughter
of Jim Williamson.
Garrett Obenchain son of
Jeremy & Stephanie Obenchain,
grandson of Art & Rose Lenig Air Force Reserves
Thank You Lord for good results from tests, and for recoveries from various health issues & procedures… You Are So Good!
We have a some very special people in our church family that are struggling with various health concerns who wish to not be named. Please keep their UNSPOKEN REQUESTS lifted in prayer, as God knows who each of them are and what it is they need. Give them strength Oh Lord, to deal with whatever their struggle… Let them feel your arms embracing them with your warm, wonderful, love.. Bless them with your Peace. Thank You, God…
Peace for our country, wisdom to all our government leaders,
protection of Israel....
Jesus stretched out His loving hands and welcomed these friends & family members onto the shore of heaven…
Now at rest in Jesus' loving arms......
Former member Cynthia Holman
March 31, 2020
member & friend to all @ RPUMC
February 10, 2020
Doug McNabb, (Dec. 8, 2019) father of Jennifer Casper, friend of Pastor JoEllyn & Salem Chapel secretary)
11-21-2019 Bob Lenters brother of Ann Riedstra
10/9/2019 Charles VanSchoyck, husband Sharon father of Steve/Kayla Vogel
10/7/2019 Brian Bradshaw- grandson-in-law
Arthur & Rose Lenig
10/3/2019 Barbara Bealor– reunited with her love, Clifford & son Raymond.. Mother of Paul/Barbara, Tim/Connie, Joan/Dan
9/23/19 Betty McIntyre – reunited with her love, Richard… Mother of Susan (Craig) Anderson and Michael (Pam) McIntyre…
9/18/19 Donna L. Brown – reunited with her life love, Al.. Sister of Mary Kessler, Aunt of Pam Pask..
9/8/19 Flo Shirl Sater's Sister
9/2/19 Otto Theime
Scott Thieme/Karen Uncle
8/31/19 Warren Harris, Mike / Deb Harris brother
8/28-2019 Kathy Heminger cousin
Bobette & Jeff Elkins
7/17/2019 Phillip Hemminger cousin of Bobette & Jeff Elkins
7/15/2019 Betty Schimmel sister Jeff/Bobette Elkins
June 29, 2019 David B. Wasielewski , grandson of Iva Wasielewski, Our Heartfelt sympathies to the Family.
6-29-2019 Bonnie Barning,
Our Heartfelt sympathies to the family.
mother of Carrie/Harold Carlson,
Three of our long-time Church family were called home in early 2019 and are now at
Rest in the Arms of Jesus..
Duane F. Williamson 2-22-2019
long time member
Elizabeth "Betty" Corbin 2-11-2019
Mother Linda/Steve Everingham
Barbara Joann Nickerson 2-23-2019
Mother Terry/Joann Nickerson
On the sands of time you have
left your footprints with glory
Everyone will know your name
and shall recall your story..
Rest In Peace our Friends
We will miss you..
A Remembrance Tribute for Jonathon & Angela Tucker
who perished in a house fire 17 years ago (July 17, 2002)
children of Pam Dixon & grandchildren of Myrna Everill
was held at the church Saturday, July 20, 2019..
Please keep Pam, Myrna, Lisa & all family lifted in prayer..