God invites us to speak and to listen directly, as individuals, and as a community.
Being a “Praying Church” is one of our Seven Core Values and our purpose is to encourage the church family to undergird every individual and collective action with prayer. We promote the message of Philippians 4:6-7, which is to be anxious about nothing, but in everything... with thanksgiving, present our requests to God. To that end, the Prayer Ministry Team offers a variety of opportunities for group praise and prayer and makes updated lists of individual prayer requests available to the congregation upon request. The Prayer Ministry Team welcomes volunteers to participate on the team and in any of its organized prayer groups or efforts.
There are several opportunities for group praying.
Tuesday Evening Praise & Prayer Group meets in the Chapel at 6:45 pm. We worship in song, discuss the different ways to pray, read the prayer concerns of the congregation and have silent prayer and meditation. For those who would like to continue, we adjourn to the Library from 7::30 - 9:00 pm for Intercessory Prayer offered for specific situations, people and concerns.
Sunday Morning Prayers are offered before the 9:30 am service (starting at 9:10) and before the 11:00 am service (starting at 10:30). We pray for our Minister, Sunday School teachers, youth activities, our staff and administrators of the Church Board. We pray over the day’s Scripture and our visitors from the previous Sunday. We meet in the Angelus Room off the Narthex in the main lobby.
Prayer E-Mail Chain is available for anyone interested – just ask to be added to this group for notifications by emailing: .
Prayer Shawl Ministry meets the second Wednesday of the month in the Parlor, Room 206 from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm. Knitting or crocheting shawls are crafted, blessed with prayers and given away to friends and members of the congregation or others in need, as determined by the group. We welcome all levels, including beginners.
Prayer Requests are always welcome – just email the church at or call (503) 363-9273.
In addition, we provide a monthly Prayer Calendar. Click to view or download.