Prayer provides the foundation for living out God's love at First Covenant Church of St. Paul. There are many opportunities to support the ministries of the church including prayer teams for:FCC Ministry Team and Staff. Participants pray for members of FCC staff for one year, one specific day each week. Information is forwarded weekly to the prayer team. Contact: Judy Kline: firstname.lastname@example.orgPastor Anne – Contact: Beth NorrisFCC Moderator, Commission Deacons and Officers. Participants commit to pray for Council Members for one year, on a specific day each week. Information is forwarded monthly to the prayer team. – Contact: Rachel Hanks - email@example.comFarnsworth Aerospace and Johnson HS Musical Partnerships/Summer Camps - Hero Training Camp, Creative Arts Camp, & Every Kid to Camp – Contact: Lynn Gilmore - firstname.lastname@example.org FCC Children + Family Ministry - Donovan, Staff and Children Mentors – Contact: Donovan DeGaetano - email@example.comFCC Youth + Family Ministry - Kate, Staff and Youth Mentors – Contact: Kate Makosky - firstname.lastname@example.orgPrayer Partners for Youth - Each of our 7th -12th graders is paired with an adult who is committed to praying for them regularly. If you are interested in being a prayer partner, please contact Margaret Blum at email@example.com or Jan Mollet at firstname.lastname@example.org.Roots Covenant Church - Pastor Touger and Mykou Thao – Contact: Margaret Blum email@example.com
More information on prayer teams >here .
We would like to remind you of the ways you can give or receive prayer requests.
To share a prayer request for yourself, family member or friend:
1. Write your prayer request on the attendance card in the weekly bulletin and place it in the offering plate or "prayer" mailbox in the church office.
2. Write your prayer request on a prayer card from the slot on the prayer bulletin board by the coat racks and place it in the offering plate or "prayer " mailbox in the church office.
3. Call the church office during office hours with your prayer request (651-774-0344) or e-mail it to Judy Kline: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make sure you include your name and contact information and indicate if you would like the request to be shared only with the Ministry Team or if you would also like it to be on the Prayer Line. Every Tuesday morning the Ministry Team spends time praying for the needs of First Covenant Church, including the shared prayer requests. To listen to the requests on the prayer line, call 651-772-9212.
To receive prayer requests so that you can join in prayer:
1. Call the prayer line (651-772-9212). Thanks to Sharla Scullen, this prayer line is updated weekly.
2. Pick up a weekly prayer request flyer listing the shared prayer needs (located on the prayer bulletin board).
Prayer for the Persecuted Church - A recent article from the Covenant World Mission blog outlines the serious problem of persecution from a broader world perspective. It includes a list of the 50 countries where persecution is the worst and links to more information about the situation in each of them ( >here ). Over 100 million Christians are persecuted today for their faith. Please join us and Christians world-wide in prayer for our brothers and sisters in Christ who continue to witness to Christ's love and forgiveness, knowing they may be arrested, imprisoned or killed."Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering." Hebrews 13:3 (NIV).
Current prayer requests:International Christian Concern reported early in December of 2014 that religious cleansing, purification and converting churches into Hindu temples is becoming common in parts of India today. This is being done to make certain rural areas of India Christian free zones. A reconversion "ceremony" takes place inside the church where Hindu radicals place portraits of Hindu Gods and build an altar complete with a sacred fire to symbolically declare the church and it's followers were unclean and need purification. All Christians are forced by the radicals to attend this ceremony and are told they need to return to Hinduism or face dire consequences. Following the ceremony the radicals claim they have turned the church into a Hindu temple. India's constitution guarantees religious freedom for all it's citizens. Pray that the Indian government will take action against this reconversion campaign so that millions of India's Christians will not have to choose between their security and their faith. May you be blest as you pray for our fellow believers in India.Christians in Eastern China are struggling to save their churches and the crosses that symbolize their faith. Hundreds of state-sanctioned churches have been demolished and over 300 crosses removed. Scores of parishoners have been injured as they have tried to stop the government teams from destroying their churches. Many of these churches were built because of great personal sacrifice by their members. Pray for the courage and protection of these fellow believers and for the cessation of these government sanctioned demolitions. Kim Jong Un, the young leader of North Korea, demands that Christians in his country give up their allegiance to Jesus Christ and swear loyalty only to him and his family. As a result approximately more than 30,000 Christians are being held in 4 labor camps in North Korea and are being starved and tortured. It is believed that most of them will die there. Please pray that these Christians who are enduring this horrific holocaust will sense Christ's strength and his presence even in their most hopeless and darkest hours. "II Corinthians 1:10b -11: "On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, as you help us by your prayers."
Contact: Jerry and Martha Peterson - email@example.com
Participants are paired with Saint Paul Police officers, and commit to praying for them daily and offering support through a note of encouragement to their officer four times a year. The Adopt-A-Cop program is expanding to include the Ramsey County Sheriff's Department. If you know any officers with this department, let them know that Adopt-A-Cop is growing to include them. More information can be found ( >here ).
Contact: Jan Mollet – firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested in joining a specific prayer team? Contact the coordinator.