A Call for Prayer

posted Feb 28, 2017, 7:48 AM by York District UMC   [ updated May 25, 2017, 11:02 AM ]


God of joy, fill our heart with good things. 
You bestow your loving smile, upon in all of us. 
Life is full of blessings when we live each day in your presence. 
Thank you for the joy you bring into our lives.  

O Sovereign and almighty Lord, 
bless all thy people,
as we come in prayers
as we offer our concerns . . .

O Lord Jesus Christ, hear every prayers  . . . 

Rev.  David Brinker on May 19, second surgery. Prayers for good health recovery.

Sheila  Hartman (Rev. Herbert Hartman) on June 1st, eye surgery. Prayers for good health recovery.

Rev. Greg Rapp - need of healing.

Rev. Roger Mentzer - have surgery. Prayers for good health recovery. 

Prayers for Pastor Beth Holz's Mom (Kay Beckum) for medical procedures and doctor appointments.

Prayers for Shirley Hanna for health, guidance and wisdom. 

Prayers for Lonny G. & Lauren Neely Family's.

In Jesus name. 


Our Deepest Sympathy

Rosemary Etzle passed away. She was 83. 

She’s the grandmother of Pastor Joshua Wargo.

Pastor Al and Peggy Horst celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on May 7.

Pastor Donna Hildebrand son got married on May 7.

Ms. Emily Shover, daughter of Rev. Mark R. Shover is graduating from Messiah College on May 13, 2017. Emily is relocating to Rhode Island and begins new work there.

Shelby Salisbury graduated this Saturday, May 13 from Syracuse University as Summa Cum Laude. She's the daughter of Rev. Dr. Charles W. Salisbury, District Superintendent. In addition, the granddaugher of Rev. Dr. Charles W. Salisbury, District Superintendent Johanna Salisbury (daughter of Rev. Stephen Salisbury) celebrated her preschool graduation and her birthday this Friday, May 12.

Ms. Amber Reedy, daughter of Pastor Andrew Ervin graduated this Saturday, May 6 from Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, MA.  She has a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Theater.  She has been accepted to Nazarene Theological College in Manchester, England. Amber celebrate her birthday on May 6.  In addition, Ms. Hannah Ervin will be turning 19 on May 15th.  Pastor Andrew will be leaving for Kenya and Uganda for a two-week Training and Leadership Development tour with Sunday School Teachers and Pastors.

Rev. Miguel Arenas and Pamela were married in a required civil ceremony in Chile on Tuesday, April 25, 2017.  As part of the Chilean tradition, after the civil wedding, there is a blessing of the wedding in the church.  The Christian blessing ceremony will be held at Fourth United Methodist Church in York, PA on Saturday, May 27, 2017.  Rev. Miguel and Pamela have a daughter, Francisca.





Robert J. Marsh was born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He is married to Amy Teeter; is the father of Danielle, Alicia, and Aaron; and is the step-father of Lauren and Jared. Robert graduated from Boiling Springs High School, Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania, and is a graduate of Eastern University and Wesley Theological Seminary. Robert is recommended by the former Grace UMC, Carlisle, Harrisburg District, and currently serves First UMC, Greencastle, York District.

Joshua S. Wargo was born in Kingston, Pennsylvania. He is married to Whitney. Joshua graduated from Misericordia University, Dallas, Pennsylvania, and Wesley Theological Seminary. Joshua is recommended by Dorranceton UMC, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre District, and currently serves Rouzerville Charge, York District.


Miguel H. Arenas was born in Curanilahue, Chile, South America. He recently married Pamela, and is the father of Francisca. He graduated from Mercedes Fritis Mackenney High School, Copiapó, Chile, and is a graduate of Concepcion University, Chile, and Wesley Theological Seminary. Miguel is recommended by Christ UMC, Waynesboro, York District, and currently serves Fourth UMC, York, York District.

Rachel Elizabeth Keller Wong was born in Emigsville, Pennsylvania. She is married to Richard Wong. Rachel graduated from Cedar Cliff High School, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, and is a graduate of Eastern University and Wesley Theological Seminary. Rachel is recommended by Camp Hill UMC, Harrisburg District, and currently serves Park Avenue UMC, Chambersburg, York District. 



Starting January 1, 2017, each annual conference of the United Methodist Church will take a week of praying our way forward
on behalf of the whole church. 


Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church
 February 23-26, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.



      May 21-May 27 
Waggoners, Carlisle (Cumberland) Wyoming, Wyoming (Luzerne) Valley Salem, Milroy (Mifflin) Lincoln Chapel, Laurelton (Union) Clearville, Clearville (Bedford) First Roxbury, Roxbury (Franklin) Water’s Edge (Extended), Wrightsville (York) Otterbein East Salem, Thompsontown (Juniata) Letort, Carlisle (Cumberland) Standing Stone, Wysox (Bradford)

     May 28-June 3 
Rome, Rome (Bradford) Central Honesdale, Honesdale (Wayne) Emory New Oxford, New Oxford (Adams) Thornhurst, Thornhurst (Wayne) Askam, Hanover Township (Luzerne) Neidig Memorial, Oberlin (Dauaphin) Faith Hallam, Hallem (York) Ramey, Ramey (Clearfield) Pleasant Mount, Pleasant Mount (Wayne) First Three Springs, Three Springs (Huntingdon)

        June 4-June 10 
   Woodycrest, State College (Centre) Grace Windsor (Extended), Windsor (York) Fairview Morrisdale, Morrisdale (Clearfield) Tunkhannock, Tunkhannock (Wyoming) Orrtanna, Orrtanna (Adams) Immanuel Glen Rock, Glen Rock (York) York Springs, York Springs (Adams) Trinity New Freedom, New Freedom (York) Calvary Wiconisco, Wiconisco (Dauphin) Cito, Mc Connellsburg (Fulton)

       June 11-June 17 
Lakemont, Altoona (Blair) Clarkstown, Muncy (Lycoming) Hawley, Hawley (Wayne) First Troy, Troy (Bradford) Point Bethel, Hughesville (Lycoming) Everett, Everett (Bedford) Emanuel, Loganville (York) Red Mount, East Berlin (Adams) Pleasant Hill Shade Gap, Burnt Cabins (Fulton)

You can use this list for announcements, inclusion in church bulletins, newsletters, etc. Full details about the Circle of Prayer are available from our website at Please be aware that churches are chosen from a pool of all church names with the use of a random number generator without regard to district.