Notes to Pastors

Have you checked out the Fall Tune-Up?Help the teachers and worship leaders in your congregation to be ready for a new season of teaching and leading. Download brochures for more information for the upcoming event at Souderton Mennonite Church on September 29. Check out events at franconiaconference.org.

40 Days of Prayer and Fasting
You are invited to a planning meeting with other pastors and prayer leaders on Tuesday, September 25, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Frederick Mennonite Church, 526 Colonial Road, just off Rte. 73, for a Regional (Southeastern PA) 40 Days of Prayer and Fasting to take place January/February 2008. What are ways the churches in this region can pray together to seek God’s heart? How can your church be a part of this? How does God want to build unity in the church? Come and join together with other pastors and prayer leaders as we seek God and plan for 40 Days of Prayer and Fasting 2008. For more information, contact Scott Landes, Pastor, Frederick Mennonite Church, frederickchurch@comcast.net, 610-754-7238, or Sandy Landes, Prayer Coordinator, Franconia Mennonite Conference, 215-723-5513, ext. 121, slandes@franconiaconference.org

Will you help encourage prayers for Mennonite education?
Some of you may be familiar with Mennonite Education Agency’s “Prayers for Faith and Learning.” We trust you will find these requests helpful in guiding your prayers for the 40-plus preschools, elementary and secondary schools, colleges, universities and seminaries with whom MEA works, for the Racial/Ethnic Leadership Education programs of Mennonite Church USA and for the agency itself.
MEA gathers these requests with the help of volunteer Galen Johns of Goshen, Ind. They are distributed by e-mail to education leaders and to a small list of subscriber congregations and individuals. We would like to expand that list.

Will you please forward this e-mail message to your congregations, or include an invitation to subscribe to “Prayers” in your newsletter? Anyone may do so at no cost via e-mail. Prayer requests are sent about 10 days before the beginning of each month in a ready-to-copy format. MEA also provides a suggested bulletin announcement for each Sunday. If a congregation wishes to use another prayer request in its bulletin, it should feel free to do so. We encourage congregations to provide copies of the full prayers in church mailboxes, include them on their web sites and use them in other creative ways.

Congregations (or anyone who has interest) may subscribe by sending a message to info@MennoniteEducation.org (suggested subject line: “Prayers subscription”). Please include the congregation’s name, address and contact person’s name in the message.