Church of the Brethren
Virlina District
3402 Plantation Road, NE
Roanoke, Virginia  24012
(800) 847-5462
(540) 362-1816
Virlina District

Church of the Brethren
Continuing the Work of Jesus.  Peacefully. Simply. Together.
Continuing the Work of Jesus. Peacefully. Simply. Together.

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January 6, 2019 -

Pray for Paul J. Stover, Jr., Pastor of the Christiansburg Church, for Todd A. Reed, Pastor of the Poages Mill Church and for Glenn D. Stevens, Pastor of the Saunders Grove Church; all of whom began their new pastorates on January 1, 2019.    Let us give glory to God for the manifold gifts of the Spirit bestowed upon Christ’s church.

January 13, 2019 -

Pray for Frank Roderick “ROD” Quinn, Pastor of the Blue Ridge Church on the county line of Bedford and Botetourt Counties, VA, whose ordination to the Gospel Ministry is scheduled for Sunday afternoon, January 27, 2019.  Let us pray that we will support, encourage and pray for those who undertake set-apart ministerial service.          

January 20, 2019 -

Pray for the Nominating and Personnel Committee of District Conference as they meet on Saturday, January 26, 2019 to pursue the calling process for district leadership.   Let us pray for the guidance and aid of the Holy Spirit in discerning those called to leadership.

January 27, 2019 -

Pray for Tabitha H. Rudy, who is scheduled to be installed as pastor of the Smith Mountain Lake Community Church in Franklin County, Virginia today. Let us pray that God would enable us to minister creatively in every place and situation.

February 3, 2019 -

Pray for Lukas Kuhn, a 19-year old man from Brackenheim, Germany, who is undertaking a year’s service as a Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) Worker for Congregations In Action at Highland Park Elementary School in Roanoke, Virginia.  Let us listen to hear God’s voice in all of our life lessons.

February 10, 2019 -

Pray for the Virlina District Board, meeting at the Oak Grove Church in Roanoke, Virginia for its winter meeting on February 16, 2019.   Let us pray that the Spirit of God will grant discernment, guide every decision and empower every undertaking.

February 17, 2019 -

Pray for Tyler J. Goss, a member of the West Richmond Church, Jordan Luther, a member of the Collinsville Church and Adam C. Stultz, Associate Pastor of the Summerdean Church, as they engage in ministerial formation as seminary students.   Let us invest our lives in activities that incarnate the highest ideals of our faith.

February 24, 2019 -

Pray for the Virlina District Pastors and Spouses Retreat, to be held at the Smith Mountain Lake 4-H Center on March 1-2, 2019.    Let us pray that our ministers and their families will be refreshed for the work of Christ and the church! 

March 3, 2019 -

Pray for the Mission and Ministry Board of the Church of the Brethren as it meets in Elgin, Illinois on March 9-11, 2019.  Let us prayerfully uphold those who serve with and for us.

March 10, 2019 -

Pray for FaithQuest: A Spiritual Retreat for Youth in grades 10-12, to be held at Camp Bethel on March 15-17, 2019.  Let us ask God to nurture the spiritual depth and stamina of our young people.

March 17, 2019 -

Pray for the participants and leadership of Pilgrimage XXIII: A FaithQuest for Adults, a spiritual development retreat of the Virlina District, to be held on March 22-24, 2019.  Let us pray that those who participate gain a deeper spirituality and greater commitment.

March 24, 2019 -

Pray for Randi Rowan, Program Assistant for Discipleship Ministries of the Church of the Brethren at Elgin, Illinois, as she works to assist and support in the transformation of our congregations and denomination.   Let us give thanks to God for the commitment of those who serve the ministry and mission of the church.

March 31, 2019 -

Pray for the Red Hill Church of the Brethren in Roanoke County, VA, as they celebrate their seventy-fifth anniversary of becoming a congregation this year and as they recover from damage sustained in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. Let us give thanks to God for the vision of those who saw the possibilities in their day, for the faithfulness to respond during the intervening years, and for the ongoing call to mission and ministry that is before us.

April 7, 2019 -

Pray for Mary Sink Saint John, who began her work as the Director of District Conference, Nurture and Witness for the Virlina District on March 1. Let us pray that the wideness and breadth of God’s work might continue to challenge us to seek wider, greater and more creative fields of mission and ministry.

April 14, 2019 -

Pray for Zachary R. Hatcher, Pastor of the Mount Bethel Church in Botetourt County, Virginia, whose ordination to the Gospel Ministry is scheduled for this afternoon.  Let us pray that we will support, encourage and pray for those who undertake set-apart ministerial service.             

April 21, 2019 -

Pray for Jon Kobel, Conference Assistant for the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference in Elgin, Illinois. Let us give thanks to God for the work and witness which we accomplish together.

April 28, 2019 -

Pray for William J. “Bill” Hinton, who completed ten years as pastor of the Bethlehem Church on January 31 and continues to serve faithfully. Let us pray that we will embrace anew the ministry of proclamation in word and deed wherever we are.

May 5, 2019 -

Pray for the youth of the Church of the Brethren as we observe National Youth Sunday throughout our denomination. Let us look forward with excitement and enthusiasm to the greater works of God to be revealed.

May 12, 2019 -

Pray for the Virlina District Board, meeting at the Bethel Church at Arrington, Nelson County, Virginia on May 18. Let us glorify and honor God in the business of the church as well as in every aspect of life.

May 19, 2019 -

Pray for the 2018 Young Adult Conference (YAC), to be held May 24-26 at Camp Blue Diamond, near Petersburg, Pennsylvania. Let us give thanks for the energy, skill and giftedness that young adults bring to our shared discipleship!   

May 26, 2019 –

Pray for the Kingdom Building event (an Evangelism Conference), sponsored by the Good News Team of the Virlina District, to be held on May 31-June 2 at the Rocky Mount-First Church. Let us pray that the Lord of the Harvest will call and send out workers into fields near and far.  

June 2, 2019-

Pray for the students and staff of the Christian Growth Institute as they gather at the Stone Church in Buena Vista, Virginia on June 1 for Orientation Day. Let us express gratitude to God for those who are engaged in formation for the Gospel Ministry in Virlina and Shenandoah Districts.

June 9, 2019 -

Pray for the year-round staff, the summer staff, counselors and campers, as the summer camping program takes place at Camp Bethel. Let us pray that the camp experience will be a laboratory for Christian living and that every camper might be drawn closer to Christ and the church.

June 16, 2019 -

Pray for Steve Mason, as he serves as Director of the Brethren Foundation in Elgin, Illinois. Let us pray with appreciation for those who work quietly and without notice, but whose work is necessary for the advancement of God’s reign.

June 23, 2019 -

Pray for Dana Beth Cassell, who began on January 7 as manager of the Thriving in Ministry program of the Church of the Brethren and continues as pastor of the Peace Covenant Church in Durham, North Carolina.  Let us support, encourage and pray for those who undertake set-apart ministerial service.

June 30, 2019 -

Pray for the moderator, officers, delegates and attendees of the 233rd Recorded Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren meeting in Greensboro, North Carolina from July 3-7. Let us pray that our leaders, delegates and membership be given travel mercy, wisdom, discernment and insight as they serve Christ and the church.

July 7, 2019 -

Pray for Paul E. Mundey, as he is installed today as Annual Conference Moderator for the 234th Recorded Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren meeting in Grand Rapids, Michigan on July 1-5, 2020. Let us pray for those in positions of influence and leadership as they serve Christ and the church.

July 14, 2019 -

Pray for Barry D. and Judy C. Sink, who have served and continue to serve the Monte Vista Church in Franklin County, Virginia for six years as of June 30. Let us honor the commitment, dedication and work of those who have given themselves to the work of Christ and the church.

July 21, 2019 -

Pray for Johnny L. Thompson, whose installation as pastor of the Peters Creek Church of the Brethren in Roanoke, Virginia is scheduled for August 4.  Let us pray that we will support, encourage and pray for those who undertake set-apart ministerial service.          

 July 28, 2019 -

Pray for the faculty, students and staff of the Christian Growth Institute and others as they gather at the Cloverdale Church of the Brethren in Botetourt County, Virginia on August 3 for “Practice of Ministry Day.” Let us express gratitude to God for those who are engaged in study, practice and formation for the Gospel Ministry in Shenandoah and Virlina Districts.

 August 4, 2019 -

Pray for the 36th Anniversary World Hunger Auction to be held at the Antioch Church in Franklin County, Virginia on August 10.   Let us pray that God might multiply the efforts to feed the hungry, clothe the naked and care for the imprisoned.

 August 11, 2019 -

Pray for those who volunteer for the work of Brethren Disaster Ministries, particularly those from Virlina District congregations serving in the Carolinas from August 18-24. Let us pray that we might not grow weary in well doing.

 August 18, 2019

Pray for the ministry of the Burks Fork Church in Floyd County, Virginia as they complete 125 years of service. Let us honor the spiritual foundation laid for us by those who have come before us and work with a will now for the edification and growth of the church.

 August 25, 2019 -

Pray for those planning the seventh series of the Calling the Called Retreat to be held in 2020 for persons in Shenandoah and Virlina Districts to consider the call of God to the set-apart ministry. Let us pray that the Spirit of God might call forth more men and women for the set-apart ministry.

 September 1, 2019 -

Pray for Scott Douglas, as he serves as Director of Client Relations for the Brethren Benefit Trust in Elgin, Illinois. Let us pray that the wideness and breadth of God’s work will challenge us to seek wider, greater and more creative fields of mission and ministry.

 September 8, 2019 -

Pray for the ministry of the Children’s Disaster Services of the Church of the Brethren as they prepare to do volunteer training at the Oak Grove Church in Roanoke on September 20-21. Let us pray that God would enable us to minister creatively in every circumstance.

September 15, 2019 -

Pray for the Virlina District Board as it meets on September 21 at the Christiansburg Church in Montgomery County, Virginia. Let us pray that every decision which affects the mission and ministry of the church, from the smallest to the greatest, be the subject and result of sincere prayer.

 September 22, 2019 -

Pray that peace might prevail in our communities, our nation and our world, every day and especially on the International Day of Prayer for Peace on September 21.  Let us manifest acts of healing, compassion and reconciliation each day with all whom we encounter.

September 29, 2019 -

Pray for Jim Miner, Yearbook Specialist for the Church of the Brethren, in Elgin, Illinois, as he serves on behalf of Christ and the church.   Let us give thanks to God for the work and witness which we accomplish together.