Pictured from left are: (back row) Pat Wastler (Prayer Shawl Coordinator), Pastor Katy Mossburg, James Gray (Lay leader), Gene Long, Celeste Carroll, Alan Flowers; (front row) JoAnn Mossburg (Church Council Chair) and Gloriae Green.
Lewistown UMC Prays 4 You. Those are the words on the new community prayer box in front of the Lewistown United Methodist Church (LUMC). Do you know someone who needs extra prayers right now, maybe a friend or a family member or even you? Members of the Lewistown United Methodist Church want to pray for your special needs. LUMC Pastor Katy Mossburg said, “We want people to know we are here for them and to help them be connected to God.”
The locked prayer box is prominently displayed in front of the church at 11032 Hessong Bridge Road; pen and paper are provided. Requests are confidential and anonymous, unless you would like to be contacted for a follow-up call or visit.
Pastor Katy collects the prayer requests daily and sends them to members of the prayer chain who are dedicated to praying for the needs of the community. Prayers can also be requested by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Prayer shawls are also available; shawls are prayed over and blessed when made and presented to the recipient with a prayer and an additional blessing. Pastor Katy said, “It is like wrapping yourself up in a big hug from God.”