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.