Prayer List


*TODAY  10 am:  A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens during worship:  cast includes:   

Ed McRae as Scrooge, Zachary Lotshaw as Bob Cratchitt, Martina McRae as the Methodist Woman, and Jenn Hurd, Henry Hurd, Susan Johnson, Alicia Hortiales, Carmenita Hortiales, Joelito Hortiales, Rex Varney, and Pastor Bethany.

This will be our 7th Annual performance of this Classic Christmas Story. 

~Tuesday, December 7th, 6:30 pm: North District Charge Conference. On Zoom. 

*Sunday, Dec. 12th: 5 pm: Christmas Vespers Concert with Community Choir 

*Sunday, Dec. 19th: 10 am: Coker Grandchildren Baptisms,, with Ring Noel Reprieve

*Friday, Dec. 24th: 7 pm: Christmas Eve Candlelight with Readings and Carols

Prayer Concerns: Sarah Hansen (@VCH; room 11; only 2 visitors at a time), Orin Peterson, Anna Lisa Zell (mom passed), Olive and Family, Chris Potter (rare cancer), Eric Nelson (TM), RAIN, Joyce Bergthold (CT scan), Andrew & Family, Michael, LuEllen, Kaiah, Elaine Hale (arachnoidifis), Laura Shaw, Mikey, Ed McRae (splinted fingers), Conner (cancer), Teresa Norris, Bob Morris, Rex Varney, Alex, OSALV, Dick and Arron Diaz, Linda Wareham (heart); Mike (brain surgery) and Katelyn Jones (niece of Pam Torres); Katie (surgery) and Amy (mom) Berger; Jenn Hurd (knee), Shellie (housing), Annie and Michael; Scott, Cindy and 4 little kids; Ellen Wall (stroke), Ken Brookes (caring for in-laws), El Dorado Road to Light, Cynthia King, Family Harmony, Amanda Pauling, Sequoias, Ken Smith, Michelle and Emma Patterson, Marsha Porter, Redwood Canyon, Christine and Family, Sharon and Mark Hurd, Barbara Olson (legs), Folks in Extreme Weather, Susan Johnson, Marcus Ortiz, Joshua Trappaso, Christina Delany, Ariel’s Family Move (G&J grand), John Griffin, America’s Family, Alma’s Family (husband died), Carolyn Diaz, Joey, Janice Curruthers, Annette Ross (cancer), Jenny, Karen Sheehan (Ernestine’s friend), Danny Elman, Wilson-Bolton Family, Bretzing Family, Diane and Jim Arundell, Ceja-Andrade Family, Norma Sanford, Doug King Family, Lee Walker.

Prayer Praises: Hand Bell Choir [Marcia Heerema, Mimi Burns; Joelito, Carmenita and Alicia Hortiales; Laura Shaw, Carmen Hortiales, Catee Steiger, Carol Brinks, Judi Hartshorn, and Sarah Fouhy], Bladimir (Visited), Donna Johnson (healing), Sarah Fouhy as Zoom Tech, Josh Zoom Phone Tech Help, Hiking Bench named for Teresa, Tom Somers’ 67th!! Alex (into Lewiston College), Thanksgiving Gatherings, Gary and Joyce’s Cabin (snow stopped fire 3.5 miles away), Alicia Hortiales (off crutches), Teresa Norris (off Chemo), Our Giving Tree, Growing Community Choir [Sarah Fouhy, Heather Nielsen, Charles Allred, Joan Archer, Ken Brookes, Susan Johnson, Anthony Moresi, Joy Asenas, Ed and Martina McRae, Judy Hellrung, Marcia Heerema], Kenneth and Rose, Bob Morris (successful surgery), Tristan Lerma and Catee Steiger (homeschooling), Rocky, Family Games, Jasmin, Harvard Shelter/Spirit of Santa Paula ($1.5M State Award), RAIN!! Edie Swetman (sold house), Grandchildren, Alex (grand of Mimi); Verity, Brad and Baby Wilder Laird Hull (grands&great of Tom Somers); Joanna & Dan Michael (healed), Nancy and Emily (visited Teresa), Carolyn Diaz (driving!), Kai  & Brianna (Judi’s grands), Barbara Peterson, Portia and Cas (jobs), Lynn Edmonds (back road to El Dorado), Alex Golido (healed), Mark Hurd’s 74th, Julia Fitzgibbons’ Family (Carolyn’s dtr),  Ellisons (Luanne Perez’ Family); Ariel Bergthold Gamboa, Bowan and Baby Archer Gamboa (Grand and greats of Gary and Joyce); Christine Schieferle (new Fillmore School District Superintendent).  

Travel Mercies: Marcia and Carol, Eric Nelson, Michael Hoffman, Hortiales Family, Holiday Travelers, Health Care Workers, Office Workers, All School Folks, Commuters, Teams, Firefighters, Essential Workers, First Responders, Homeless Folks, Refugees, 85M “Displaced” WW

Gone to Glory: Patricia Cordova Diaz (sister of Carmen Hortiales), Steven Sondheim, Angie Foster Rowland (Mom of Justin (Swetman) Foster), Stu Rassmusin (friend of Pastor Bethany’s sister), Colin Powell, Larry Stamper, Jeffrey Joe Swenson, Ari Larson, Shannon Peterson Borger, Alma’s Husband, Breeanna, Brian Curruthers, Ruth Freeman, 13 American Soldiers and 169 Afghan civilians, Howard Bolton, Jim Bretzing, Doug King, Jazmin Ceja-Andrade.

North District Covenant Churches and Pastors  

Montrose: Crescenta Valley UMC

 Pastor Denyse Barnes

East Sierra Cooperative Parish: Bishop First UMC; Big Pine: Community UMC; Independence: Pioneer Memorial UMC

Pastor Katie Hunter



Please email Zachary at, with prayer praises and/or prayer concerns.  Have friends email the church for ZOOM numbers, so they can get the email with the prayers and songs each week.  Bless you all.