Thursday, December 29, 2011


Prayers of healing for Don Squaglia, 61 year old man, hit by a car, thrown 80 feet in air.  At Eden with internal injuries and broken pelvis.  Rehab could take up to 2 years.  (he just recently recovered from a stroke) This is a friend of Jan Curlers

Also, prayers of healing and comfort for Amy (friend of Jan's daughter, Lynn) just recently diagnosed with breast cancer.

Thursday, December 22, 2011


Prayers of thanksgiving, Frank Mitchell is home and doing well.  He is very grateful for all of your prayers.  Prayers for continued healing.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Living Assistance

Please add my friend Monique to your prayers.  I received a call from her that there was a fire in her apartment complex.  She has no idea if her apartment will be accessible at all to gather any of her belongings or if it even exists anymore.  She is from Poland and does not have family in the States.  Please pray that she will be able to find a few of her cherished belongings and that she can find a place to live.  
Thanks, Suzanne Avolicino

Saturday, December 17, 2011


Hi All
I received a phone call from Linda Martinez today to tell me that Marty died last night.
 I know he ushered at Calvary for many years.
Blessings. Pastor Gary

Friday, December 16, 2011


Please join us on Sunday at 2pm at Wittenberg I & II, we have been given permission to Christmas Carol through the halls and we need you!  There is very little parking at Wittenberg, so meet at Calvary by 1:45pm and we can carpool over. 
Holly Contier, Church Secretary
Calvary Lutheran Church & School

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Comfort and Peace

Jan & I are asking if your prayer groups would please pray for Debi Barnhart our 3rd from the oldest daughter (51 yrs. old) who has lung cancer - stage 4 and is in ICU at Irvine (at the cancer hospital).  We were told yesterday that she may have 1-2 weeks to go.  They have called in a couple doctors from UCLA to evaluate the situation to be sure that nothing else can be done.  The family and many brothers and sisters in Christ are still believing for a miracle, but Debi is prepared to go and it is a win - win situation for her as she is a believer.  By the way, she never smoked.  She was exposed to second hand when Jan & I smoked which was when she was much younger.  Your prayers will be greatly appreciated.  God's blessings to the brothers/sisters at Calvary. 
Pastor Jerry & Jan Barnhart


Prayers of thanksgiving, Frank Mitchell's surgery went well and he is now in recovery.  Prayers for a full and complete recovery!

Hip Replacement

Prayers for a successful hip replacement for Frank Mitchell.  He just went in to surgery.

Friday, December 9, 2011


Prayers of peace and comfort for Kim Heggins and family, her 83 year old aunt, Shirley Ramos died suddenly.  She died peacefully in her sleep but very unexpectedly.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Prayer Quilt

Dear Christian Friends,

My cousin Shelia wishes to thank you for the beautiful prayer quilt and for all your prayers. Please continue to pray for her as she starts tomorrow morning the 4 chemo treatments 3 weeks apart. Pray for her to be able to tolerate the chemo and have a remission outcome for the lung cancer.

God fill your Christmas with His true joy and peace.
Love in Jesus, Audrey Ohanesian

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


Prayers of praise and thanksgiving for Nancy Angelo's test results, they were benign!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


Please pray for Heather's mother-in-law, Dona Allen.  She is having hernia surgery this morning.  Pray for wisdom for the doctors and for a complete recovery.
Thank you, Gloria Day

Comfort and Healing

Please pray for healing and comfort for my friend's 49 year old niece who has double myoloma; bone and blood.  I am told the prognosis does not look good.
Thank you,
Julie Ramirez

Friday, December 2, 2011

Healing and Recovery

Prayers of healing for Christina Grace's Uncle Robbie.  He was admitted into emergency last evening due to an infection that has spread to his heart.  He now needs a heart valve replaced.  Pray for wisdom for the doctors and for a complete recovery.

Healing and Safety

Prayers of healing and safety for Jan Curler's grandson Jared (16) who was admitted last evening for an accidental drug overdose.

Also, for Sam (a friend of Jan's daughter Lynn) she needs to have her gallbladder removed, but has no insurance.  Pray for the Lord's will to be done.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Comfort and Relief

Please pray for Lynn Jackson ( a mom of one of our students).  She has been under a lot of stress and had to be taken to Emergency the day before Thanksgiving.  She had chest pains and pain radiating down one arm.  Her mother passed away during the summer, and now her father is not doing well.  She went on stress-leave from her full-time job to recover her health and to care for her father. 


Prayers of thanksgiving and continued healing for preschooler, Jonathan Estiphanos' 4 month older brother, Matthew who was in a traumatic accident over Thanksgiving break.  Prayers of peace and comfort for the family as they heal emotionally.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Prayers of peace and comfort for Nancy Angelo (friend of Carole Adams).  Nancy will be having a breast biopsy tomorrow.  Pray for the calcium deposits to be benign!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Healing and Comfort

Prayers of healing for our Spanish teacher's mother, Olga Valverde.  She fell down over Thanksgiving break and broke her hip.  She is still at UCSF and now has pneumonia.  (87 years old)


My sister Patty is having out-patient surgery tomorrow morning to install a port for her chemotherapy which starts this Friday.

Please pray for a successful surgery and limited side-effects from the chemo. Also for peace and comfort for her.

Thank you. Gloria Day


This came the week of Thanksgiving...
Since we are especially focused on 'giving thanks" this week, I would like to offer a prayer of thanks for my parents.  As many know, my mom has battled complications from diabetes for many years.  She had one leg amputated several years ago and now has a skin infection in the remaining foot.  She has been battling a gum infection and has lost several teeth with the chance of having the remaining teeth removed.  Recently,her blood sugar levels have been dropping dramatically and extremely fast.  She cannot feel it coming on, it happens so fast.  Two nights ago,my dad woke up during the night and found my mom unconscious in her chair in the living room.  My dad has become an expert in reviving her from low sugar.  This time she was too far gone and he had to call 911.  The paramedics revived her and took her to the hospital for a couple hours to make sure she was stabilized.  This is the second time in about two weeks that my dad has found her this way.  I am so very thankful for my dad and his ability and willingness to care for my mom.  I know it is so scary to not know what he will find when he comes home each day.  I am also thankful that God has His hand on them and guides my dad home or wakes him at just the right moment to be able to revive her. I know that one of these times my dad may not hear the nudges or they may not come, but for now...l give thanks.
Thank you.  Amy Sosa

I thought I would let you all know at the same time I am singing that song "all I want for Christmas is a new right hip"

The old hip has worn out, I got 17 years out of it.  So on December 14 I go under the knife and get a replacement! 

Love Frank Mitchell

Friday, November 18, 2011


Thank you so much for the lovely cards, visits and phone calls during my recent stay in the hospital and now at home.  They mean so much to me.  I have my prayer quilt with me and feel so comforted.  I am taking short walks to regain my strength, going through therapy and getting better every day.  I look forward to seeing everyone soon. 
Love in Christ, Susan Hoffman

Thank You!

Thanks for all your prayers,cards.calls and the precious beautiful prayer quilt. I'm at home recovering from surgery snuggling and warm. Each day I pray for strength and positive feelings extended by all of Calvary members.
Love in Christ,  Evie Asker  - see you all when better

Thursday, November 17, 2011


Please pray for Joanna Chan, she has been dealing with lung cancer for the past year.  Last week she had scans to see if it was responding to the treatments.  Unfortunately, they found three new spots.  She will be undergoing new chemo treatments.  Pray for healing and that the treatments would not make her ill. 
We gave Joanna a quilt earlier this year and a month or so ago she came to Wednesday morning quilting to thank us personally – and bring us treats.  She is a precious Christian lady.
Barbara Goldhammer

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Prayers of thanksgiving for Sid Nickles who was discharged this morning.  His meds. were changed which should help the irregular heart beat.

Also, Mabel Stafne is still in ICU but had a good day yesterday.

Monday, November 14, 2011


Prayers of healing for Sid Nickles who was just taken to Eden Emergency.

Thursday, November 10, 2011


My fiance's father, Frank Caseino, passed away yesterday afternoon.  Please pray for comfort for his family.

Thank you, Gloria Day

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Prayers of thanksgiving for Virginia Dottaviano who had cataract surgery this morning, all went well- she's at home resting.  Prayers for a full recovery.


Mabel's condition is still the same.  Prayers for wisdom as the doctor's try and diagnose her.  Further testing will be done when she is not so agitated.

Comfort and Doctors' Wisdom

Please pray for our sister Mabel.
Bill and I did go to visit Mabel at Eden Hospital  Tuesday afternoon.  We visited with Trudy and Anne Marie - Mabel was sleeping very soundly and does not wake easily.  For most of the day she had a very difficult day, in pain, very confused and very agitated. Evidently she did not hit her head when she fell and the doctor's do not know what is causing all of this.  They have done numerous tests, MRI, etc and can see that she has lesions throughout the whole area of the brain and a lot of swelling.
They started her on anti viral medication tonight.  Tomorrow she will have an MRI again, an echocardiogram to look for infection and a Lumbar Puncture.  They are very puzzled. Pray that the doctors find the cause of all the things that are happening to Mabel. 

Mabel and Adolf and all their family need our prayers in this difficult time.

Elaine Sandau

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Peace and Spiritual Protection

Pray for peace and spiritual protection for Mabel Stafne. Yesterday  she was saying ready to go home to God today she dosent seem like her self saying nasty Spiteful words and trying to get out Of bed. She is under a spiritual attack  Our sister needs us all.

Forever loving God
Grace Ramos

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Healing and Doctors' Wisdom

Mabel Stafne fell last night.  They took her to Eden and she has a blood clot in her left leg, also MRSA and swelling of the brain.  She was scheduled for an MRI today .  Pray for peace and comfort for Mabel and family as they await results and wisdom for the doctors as they determine how to treat Mabel.

Please include my cousin Shelia in your prayers as the pathology report just received showed some cells in the partial lung they are concerned about.  She will be starting chemo this coming week.  However, as of this time they feel she will only require three treatments three weeks apart.  Also, pray for her husband Joe as he goes through this time of treatment with her.  She and I thank you for your prayers. 

Love in Jesus, Audrey Ohanesian

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Praise and Thanks

Thank you Jesus for your never-ending grace. Thank you to my family in Christ Jesus for all your prayers, love and concern. My second testing detected no cancer or anything else to be concerned about. Results showed an enlarged lymph node, the result of my body trying to fight off a bug of some kind. Next year I'll have my regular exam and I hope that all my sisters at Calvary will be doing the same.
In Jesus name, Linda Dutton

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Susan Hoffman was moved to Alta Bates today where she will go through some reading and comprehension therapy.  Prayers for  complete healing and recovery also for her spirits to be lifted as she goes through this process.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Prayers of healing for Susan Hoffman who was admitted to a hospital in Berkeley due to a set back. 

Friday, October 28, 2011

Candy for Calvary youth

The Sr. High Youth has only rec'd one donation of candy for their Halloween Party.  If you are able to donate a bag of candy to Calvary Sr. High Youth ("The Experience") please drop off at office today or bring to church on Sunday. 

Thursday, October 27, 2011


Prayers of healing for my mom, Mildred Salo, who continues to have sciatica problems.  Thank you.........Diane


Prayers of praise; Susan Hoffman's surgery went well. They were able to remove the tumor and it was benign.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Prayers of healing for Cheryl Benz who was just in an auto accident.  The car was totaled and Cheryl has some minor injuries.

Also, for Steve Comfort (Bette Benz' son-in-law) he will be having exploratory surgery tomorrow. 

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Delicate Surgery

Please pray for comfort and calmness, for Susan Hoffman as she undergoes surgery to remove a tumor from her brain.  Give the doctors guidance and knowledge as they perform this surgery on Wednesday.  Pray to keep Susan in Jesus's loving hands with  successful results and return her to good health. 

In His Precious Name
, Jan Kreger

Friday, October 21, 2011


Prayers of praise and thanksgiving for Jan & Gene Curler's neighbor's son, Adam who returned safely home from Afghanistan and had the privilege of carrying the American Flag at the opening world series game! 

Give Thanks!

A prayer of praise and thanksgiving for my cousin Shelia's partial lung removal surgery a week ago this last Monday.  The surgery went very, very well.  She went home on Monday and did not have to have oxygen.  I spoke to her on the phone and she was not even short of breath and says she feels wonderful.  They were all amazed at her quick recovery.  Continue to pray for her recovery and the results of the pathology which she won't have until November 1.  THANKS FOR ALL YOUR PRAYERS. Love in Jesus, Audrey Ohanesian

Update on Marlene Mueller... She went home last Saturday and is receiving in home therapy twice a week to help strengthen her.  She is recovering well and is very thankful for all of your prayers, cards and visits.

Brian Pye's surgery went well and he is resting at home, chomping at the bit.  Stay in bed Brian!!  Prayers for a quick and full recovery.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

More Testing

Prayers of calmness to surround Linda Dutton as she returns for more testing due to a questionable mammogram.  Pray for her to be filled with God's peace as she awaits results.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Broken leg!

Prayers of healing and for a successful surgery for Brian Pye.  He broke his fibula and will have surgery on Thursday morning. 

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Thanksgiving and Hope

My sister Pat is out of surgery.  All went well.

Thank you for all your prayers.  Please keep praying for complete healing.

Thank you,  Gloria Day

Prayers of healing and successful surgery for Rev. Ron Sprehe, Carol Liston's brother.  His surgery is on Monday, October 17.

FW: eprayer

Please pray for my father Bill,who has COPD.  He recently has been put on Hospice care and His health has been declining in the last week. May God comfort him and my family as we prepare for God to take him home.
Annette English
Home made baked goods needed for our Calvary School car wash on Saturday.  Please email or call the church office at 278-2555.  Please let me know ASAP.  Baked goods need to be brought to Calvary by 3:00pm Friday. Proceeds from the bake sale will go to the church.   Thank you.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Prayers for complete healing and successful treatments for Leanne Mueller's mother, Joyce Schwartz.  She was recently diagnosed with recurring cancer.  Spots were found on her lung and breast.  Doctor says the cancer is a regressive type and they will be able to stop progression with oral drugs. 

FW: eprayer

My sister Pat is having her surgery tomorrow at 7:30AM.  Please pray for wisdom for the doctors and calm and comfort for her.


She is taking her prayer quilt to the hospital and will keep it with her while she is there.


Thank you.


Gloria Day

Hope and Comfort

Prayers of healing and comfort for Evelyn Asker, she was recently diagnosed with cancer.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Comfort & Travel Mercies

Prayers of peace and comfort for the Jose family.  Gary Jose passed away on Friday.

Prayers for safe travel for our 7th and 8th grade classes that left Calvary this morning for Outdoor Ed.

Thursday, October 6, 2011


My mother, Esther Garguilo, was admitted to Eden Hospital yesterday.  So far the doctors found she has a urinary infection, which can cause her confused state and speech problems.  They will do more testing including an MRI of her brain.  I will keep you updated as we know more.  Thank you for your prayers.
In His Name, Jan Kreger

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

In Hospital

Please pray for Esther Garguilo, she was just taken to Eden Hospital for a possible stroke.


Thank you for  your answered prayers for my cousin Shelia.  Her lung cancer is Stage 1 and the lymph nodes are not affected so they will be able to remove one-half of her lung.  She will be having that surgery on Monday morning (3 1/2 - 4 hours) so please continue to pray for her and the medical staff that all will go well.  Also, pray for her to be surrounded by His healing arms and His peace and strength now and through recovery. Thank you and God bless.
Love in Jesus, Audrey Ohanesian

Friday, September 30, 2011

Peace and Healing

Prayers of peace and healing for a church member that was just diagnosed with classic depression syndrome.  They will be put on medication and begin counseling.  Pray for God to surround with His loving arms and carry through.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Save surgery

Prayers of healing for Bettie Benz' son-in-law, Stephen Comfort.  He has cancer and is having surgery on Tuesday.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

FW: eprayer

My operation is on hold till I lose a substantial amount of weight, and the odds improve. Maybe the weight loss will negate the need for the operation. My dad, Chuck, just went into the hospital in NC with GI bleeding. They performed colon surgery and found nothing. So the hunt is on to find the cause. Please pray that someone can figure it out, this same thing happened last year and after a week in the hospital they sent him home with no explanation of cause. 
Steve Ray

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Healing and comfort

Please pray for our nephew Christopher Kastanos.  We were just informed that he is in intensive care with severe hemorrhaging and they don't know what is causing it.  He is scheduled to get married this next Saturday to Nicole in Michigan.  Keep Nicole and Cindy's brother Bob's family in pray too. 
Dave & Cindy Schultz

Friday, September 23, 2011


Please pray for my cousin Shelia who has just learned that she has lung cancer.  She will have final results Thursday of some additional testing that will determine the course of treatment. Pray for a good result on the Monday test and guide the doctors in their choice of treatment. She is a Christian but don't know if she is in a fellowship at this time.  Pray that she and her husband Joe will find peace and strength knowing that He is by their sides through it all.  God bless you all. 
Love in Jesus, Audrey Ohanesian

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Strength and Comfort

Marlene has been getting stronger each day.  She is up to 100 steps now with a walker.  They say she has to go 150 and be able to maneuver into the bathroom before she can come home.  I am hoping that she will be able to come home by the middle of next week. 
Thanks again for all the prayers and well wishes.  Dave


I just received this from my cousin Janet who is on the church prayer list for breast cancer.  I had sent her a photo of the quilters,  she received  a prayer quilt some time ago.

Please pray for full recovery. Frank Mitchell…

The quilters are a fine looking group of women.  How nice to receive the picture today. I have just had my last Radiation treatment.  I understand that I will  still feel the effects of the radiation for a couple of months,  however, the burns will gradually disappear and the CANCER should be all gone.  Bye now

Karla Regnier's mother, Willine was admitted to Kaiser yesterday.  She is getting 3 blood transfusions.  They will run more tests to find out why her blood levels are so low.  Prayers for strength and comfort.

Healing and Comfort

Please pray for my former Office Manager and friend, Honnie.  She has been diagnosed with breast cancer and is undergoing radiation. Pray for peace in her anxiety and complete remission and healing.  God bless you all.  Love in Jesus, Audrey Ohanesian

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Care and comfort

Prayers for Karla Regnier's mother, Willine Watson, she is being taken to Kaiser due to difficulty breathing.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


Please pray for a friend of mine, Neal Christensen. He has blood clots in his legs and lungs. Also pray for his cousin, Joan Stone, terninal with cancer.
Thanks, Jan Curler

Prayers of healing and strength for JoAnn Diaz (co-workers wife of Paul Schultz) as she battles her re-occurring cancer.  May the Lord strengthen her and her family as she once again must endure the treatments involved.

Friday, September 16, 2011


Prayers for Jacquelyn Riley (Jan Curler's granddaughter)  she will meet with her boss this morning to find out if she will be re-instated. 

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Thanks and concerns

Gloria had her oncology appointment today and she is doing well.

She now waits for her radiation to begin.  She will need 5 or 6 weeks and should be complete by mid-November.

We daily thank God and thank all for all your prayers and well wishes.


After 3 weeks Marlene has finally gone to rehab.  She is still at St Rose just another area.  Today, aided by a PT, she was able to walk about 12 steps.  That is really good compared to a couple of days ago.  Don't know how long she will be there but I suspect it will be at least another week.  Her sister is leaving tomorrow.  She has been a big help.  Again, thanks for your prayers.  I am really looking forward to her coming home. 



My sister Pat did not receive the news we hoped to hear at the doctor yesterday.  All the lumps removed had cancer cells and it has spread to her lymph nodes. She will have a mastectomy and chemotherapy.  No dates have been set yet.

Please pray for strength and comfort for her and wisdom for all the doctors who will be treating her.  

Thank you.   Gloria Day

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Healing and Helping

Please pray for Dorothy who will have surgery on her knee Thursday, Sept. 15.  Pray that all goes well and that there is no cancer. 

Also, volunteers needed Oct. 1-7 to help run Scholastic Book Fair.  Great way for church families to meet Calvary students and families.  Call Cindy in the school office if you're available.  278-2598 or email  Thank you

For good results

My sister Pat has an appointment with the doctor today for the results of her lumpectomy.  Please continue to pray for negative results.

Gloria Day   Thank you. 


Prayers of peace and comfort for Jane and Richard Atthowe at the passing of Jane's brother.  Richard is an 8th grade student here at Calvary and had grown close to his Uncle after the passing of his father a couple years ago. 

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

FW: eprayer update

Update from Steve Ray:

I'm alive ( at least for a little  longer )  Stanford was able to duplicate the 70.75 mm measurement of my aorta, but they said it was a "shift" in the aorta, not an expansion from the scan of June 2011 measuring 63.64mm. These were done with 2D scanners and Stanford is confirming with the 3D scan. (results @ the end of the week).True this is quite larger than the normal 40.00mm aorta, but does not necessitate an operation with a 30-50% success rate and a 20% paralysis rate. (Need to hook the arteries back up to the spine). The severe pain I experience under my left shoulder is when the shift expands due to elevated blood pressure and abrade my back rib cage. I now have to get a BP cuff to monitor blood pressure. Could have been worse-they prescribe more pills. The worse news they gave me is that I have to go on a diet. Dr Miller said to cut out chocolate, then I reminded him my wife works for Ghiradelli Chocolate. ( That's what maintains this wonderful figure of mine).


Prayers for William Marshall, brother of Jane Atthowe and uncle of Richard Atthowe (CLS student)--William recently suffered a pulmonary aneurism; please pray for wisdom for the doctors and strength and peace for the family in the days ahead.

Called Home with her prayer quilt

Sunday morning my best friend's mom, Marian, was called home to her Lord.  She was wrapped in the quilt when she went home, thanks be to God for His grace!
Bill Martchenke

Saturday, September 10, 2011


Continued prayers of healing for Tiffany Contier's friends father that was in motor cycle accident.  There is a lot of fluid build up around the brain and another surgery was done today.  The family is very concerned.
Also, Steve Ray will be having a consultation and testing on Monday, September 12 at Stanford Hospital.  It looks like he will need major surgery again on his aorta.  He will find out if this is possible and the risk involved at that time. 

Friday, September 9, 2011


Prayers for Marlene Mueller as she continues to recover.  Recovery has been very slow.  Pray for her to be encouraged and for her spirits to be lifted.  Pray for the family as they are by her side to support and encourage.

Prayers of healing for Adolph Stafne.  As of yesterday he was doing ok.  They put a temporary cath. near his aorta for dialysis and hope to try and put another port in his other arm at a later date.  Prayers of strength for the family as they go through this process with Adolph.

Thursday, September 8, 2011


Prayers of healing for Van Deckert who once again has inflamation and an infection in his leg.  Also for his cousin's Aunt Alice who lives in VA.  She's lost over 50lbs. in the last two months and the doctors are not sure what is causing this.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Pray for Adolph

Adolph Stafne was readmitted into San Leadro Hospital; apparently he had lost over 3 liters of blood.  Prayers of healing and comfort for Adolph and family.

Healing and Comfort

Prayers of healing and comfort for Van Deckert's, aunt's neighbor, Lori.  She has back issues and has been in and out of the hospital. 
Please pray for Jim Lachenmyer, the father of Tiffany Contier's friend.  He was in a terrible motorcycle accident on May 6.  He is very slowly recovering and has undergown many brain surgeries.  He just recognized his daughter yesterday and has improved faster than expected and is fighting, but it has been a very slow process.  Pray for a full recovery and for the daughter to remain strong and patient and encouraged by his progress so far.

Thanksgiving and Comfort

Please pray for Nick Botelho, a 25 year old high school classmate of Jennifer, who is in the final stages of cancer.  He is saved, but still needs prayers of strength to endure this final chapter of his life and prayers for his family.   Dave & Cindy Schultz


Please pray for Dorothy, an Indiana friend of the Schroers, just diagnosed with a potentially cancerous mass on her knee.  Pray that she gets a second opinion before she has the surgery, that the surgery goes well and that she is free of cancer.


Just a quick update on Marlene.  Kidneys function improving, swelling mostly gone, still on pain meds and antiboitics.  Started Physical Therapy on Monday.  Had a hard time getting her out of bed.  Yesterday she was able to move from bed to chair with help and even stood for a minute.  Doctors continue to say she is doing OK, but it will be a longer recovery time.  Her sister Gloria is flying in today from NM so I'm hoping that will perk her up.  Thanks again for your prayers.  Dave

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


Hi all, previously I had asked for prayer for Raeanne Esparza, (Rebecca Esparza's sister in law) She had a lumpectomy and they got everything and the pathology came back good. No cancer!  She has had some excess bleeding which they took care of, and will be going into rehab/assist just to make sure all is OK. Thanks for all your prayers.
God is good! Jan Curler


Please pray for the passing of my good friend Glorian who's son Rick passed away this past week from Lung Cancer. Pray for peace and healing for her and her family. Thank you, Lisa Ghiselli

Friday, September 2, 2011

Successful surgery

My sister Pat's surgery was delayed and she did not get into the OR until 6PM.  The doctor was able to take all 3 lumps with one incision and another incision to remove 3 sentinel lymph nodes.  She is home and resting today.  She should hear from the doctor next week regarding the pathology reports.  Please continue to pray for complete healing, a quick recovery and negative results on the test.
She loves her prayer quilt and sleeps with it at night.
Thank you.
Gloria Day

Thursday, September 1, 2011

For favorable diagnosis

Prayers for Lydiana Sanchez, our bookkeeper.  She will be having an ultrasound next Weds. on her liver.  Pray for good results and your comforting hand as she awaits a diagnosis.

Thanks and Praise

Gloria did not get into surgery until after 2 PM yesterday and the doctor came to see me around 5:30PM.  The surgeon said it went well and we will find out in a week or so if anymore surgery is needed.  Thanks for all your prayers and for God's mercy and grace.
Gloria needs to take it easy for a while but looks like a full recovery is expected. 
Blessings  Pastor Gary

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Giving Thanks

Marlene Mueller is now in recovery.  There were some complications in her surgery and she will therefore have an extended recovery time.  Prayers for a full and complete recovery.


My sister Pat will have a lumpectomy on Thursday.  Please pray for a successful surgery, complete healing and that no other treatments will be needed.
Thank you, Gloria Day

Sunday, August 28, 2011

For successful surgeries

Prayers for Marlene Mueller who will be having a surgical procedure done on Tuesday.  Pray for a successful surgery with no complications and a complete recovery.
Also, prayers for Gloria Mohr who will be having a lumpectomy on Weds.  Prayers for a complete and successful surgery and recovery.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Pray for healing

Adolph is in surgery at San Leandro Hospital getting repair to the area in his arm where they administer the dialysis.  There appeared to be some complications during his last treatment and a sudden rupture to that area.  Please continue to pray for healing.  Sounds like Mabel got him in just in time.

Healing and Doctors' wisdom

Prayers of healing and comfort for Adolph Stafne, he is in emergency surgery due to complications with his dialysis.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Comfort, Safety, and Healing

Please pray for my wife Gloria, she had a breast biopsy recently and the results are positive; So she may begin something already tomorrow, Friday, or for sure on Monday. We are asking that God's will be done and we grow in faith. Pastor Gary
Also, prayers for safety for Van Deckert's family in Pennsylvania who are being hit by a hurricane.

Pray for Comfort

Matt Ihle was taken off of life support last night and passed away at 10:15PM.
Please pray for comfort for his family.
Thank you, Gloria Day

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Many prayers...

Please pray for my sister Barbara's stepson, Matt Ihle.  He was diagnosed with Leukemia yesterday and due to the lack of platelets, some bleeding was found in and around his brain.  Last night he had surgery to release the swelling and pressure on his brain.  They had to open his skull, clean out the bleeding mass and leave the right portion of his skull off until the swelling goes down.  They were going to insert a drain to keep fluid from developing during the healing process.  He will be heavily sedated and on a breathing machine for a few days.  When the swelling goes down, they will replace the portion of the skull they removed.  Once he recovers from this, he will start therapy for Leukemia.

 Please pray for wisdom for the doctors and complete healing for Matt.  Thank you,

Gloria Day


Praise the Lord!  My friend, Stephanie Greelee and her husband Rusty are proud parents of a little baby girl born Aug 21.  Reagan Liberty weighed 8 1/2 lbs and is "perfect" in every way according to her grandmother.  All prayers answered as this was a very high risk pregnancy and mother and baby are well. Toni Troya


Jonathan is now in the middle of the final test in his Marine Corps  Boot Camp training, The Crucible. Yesterday was the gas chamber and we can only assume all went as well as it can. The Crucible is a 52 hour test in which they hike 41 miles, and complete various challenges along the way, they get 4 hours of sleep twice during this period and three MRE meals. The Crucible began last night at 2:00 (So actually Tuesday morning 2 am) and ends on Thursday morning at 7:00. The last hours of the crucible are the most challenging as they conquer "The Reaper" a nine mile steep hike uphill with a 60 lb pack. This comes as they are exhausted fro the previous 30 miles of challenges and sleep and food deprivation.  

     When they arrive at the top of the hill there is a ceremony where they are awarded the Eagle Globe and Anchor emblem, a symbol of being accepted as a United States Marine! Then they will indulge in an all you can eat steak and eggs breakfast to celebrate!   

     Please pray for endurance and safety....and I pray he will lean on the Lord when he is weary. Thank you!  Annie and Steve Ellis


Prayers of healing for Rick Clayton, friend of Ghiselli family.  He was just diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer.  Rick is a husband and father of 4 children.  Pray for him to be able to communicate openly with his family about his illness. 

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Thanks for Blessings

This from my cousin Janet who is on our prayer list for Cancer whom Calvary sent a prayer quilt.
Prayer works God is still in the healing and comfort business.
Dear Frank and Maria,
Thought  it was time for an update.
My treatment is going really well.  I have now had 12 Radiation treatments
and the skin is holding up.  No burns yet.  I am slated for 33 daily treatments,
so I better not speak too soon.  I do feel tired by late afternoon but
I am good at taking naps especially with my nice quilt over me even on the
hottest of days.
Love Janet

Comfort and Healing

First prayer request, Betty Cooper sent this in but not sure that we all rec''d it, It was for Christi in Modesto that was Betty's nail lady.  She is 30 and has been having problems with stomach pain for over a year and not to long ago discovered she is in the last stages of colon cancer. Pray for her salvation, not sure what they are attempting in treatment. 
Second, is friends of my daughter in Oregon, just found out his mom (He is Andy Gallardo) is dying and they have given her about 48 hrs.  He is out of work and can't get down here to see her. Pray for both of them please. Thanks Jan Curler

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Pray for relief

Van Deckert's right leg is hurting pretty badly.  He thinks it could be inflammation in the veins.  He has a doctor's appointment on Wednesday and called today to see if he could switch to today, but she is booked.  Please pray for relief from the pain and if at all possible, that he could get in to see the doctor today.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Prayer of Concern

Please pray for my TOPS (weight support group) friend Donna.  She is anxious and worried as she waits for results from extensive testing for uterine cancer.  She has had cancer before and her mother had uterine cancer.
Thank you.  Love in Jesus, Audrey Ohanesian

Email hoax

If you've rec'd what looks like an email about Pastor Bothwell needing help, it's a hoax.  Someone has hacked into his account and is using his information.
Holly Contier, Church Secretary

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Prayers of thanksgiving for Bill Sandau's successful hip replacement.  He is resting comfortably.  Continued prayers for healing.

desserts needed

Dear Calvary families,
We are in need of brownies, cookies or cupcakes for our school rally day on August 21st.  If you are able to supply 2 dozen, please let me know.  Thank you.  Holly

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Eprayer Requests

My sister Pat Brown was just diagnosed with breast cancer.  She is waiting for a breast MRI and then she will meet with her doctor.  Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers while she waits for the prognosis.   Thank you.  Gloria Day


Please pray for a divorced lady who continues to suffer and tolerate abuse from her former husband.  Pray for a place for her to live, and the help and courage to stay away from her abuser.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Prayer for healing

My uncle, Dan (my mom's brother), is in the hospital again. They did an x-ray & found a blockage going to one of his lungs. They were going to do a tracheotomy on him, but they can't seem to get the fluid out of his lungs. he is still on the ventilator, but they decided not to do the tracheotomy at this point. They have him sedated because he would rip IV and ventilator, etc out otherwise.  He also has MRSA (a severe, contagious, and highly difficult to treat staph infection) he is in rough shape! His kidneys are doing not everything is shutting down.
My mom will be traveling to Billings (a 4-hour round trip for her) to see him tomorrow. Please pray for healing for Dan, safe travel and peace of mind for my mom, and wisdom and guidance for the hospital staff.
In Christ, Kristi Morlock

Monday, August 1, 2011

Prayer for Bill's mom...

Good morning,
Please pray for my Mom - Judy Martchenke as she was admitted to the hospital with high blood pressure. Pray that they may quickly be able to find the cause and that God would grant full recovery.
Bill Martchenke

Friday, July 29, 2011

Help for family

Please pray for my daughter, Aidann and me.   I'm going through a very difficult time in my marriage, and unfortunately, Aidann's family structure is at stake. I don't know what is to happen, all I know is that I have placed the outcome in the Lord's hands.  I don't know His will, but I must accept it.  Please pray that His will be done.
Thank you, Ana Merrel (Calvary school family)

FW: eprayer update

Received from Dave Schultz:

We found out yesterday that the Lord took Kim & Gary Jose's grandchild.  Thank you for your prayers and continue to pray for the parents, Erin & Shawn, as they struggle with their grief.
Blessings, Pastor

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Pray for outreach

A co-worker, Dennis, asked me to pray for him at the end of work today.  He recently lost his favorite aunt to cancer and has been struggling with depression.  Add to that he is 50, alone and and struggling with thoughts of self destructive.  I immediately prayed with him and let him know I would add him to our prayer list.
He was taken to church as a child and thinks he is a Christian, but does not practice it.  He says he is a good person and is spiritual, but  I am very concerned for his soul.  Also, pray for me for the wisdom and compassion to continue to reach out to him.
Fellow pilgrim with Christ,
Dave Schultz

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Pray for comfort

Please pray for our neighbor Linda and her family; her husband Doug has passed away.
Howard and Darlene

Prayer Request

Please pray for our neighbor Doug and his wife Linda.  He is now on life support and she is being asked to make a decision about what to do.
Howard and Darlene

Monday, July 25, 2011

Many requests...


Prayers for our friend, Al Preto who broke his clavicle last week in a bicycle accident. Pray for healing and strength as he faces potential surgery and plays Dad to a 7 month old.

Prayers of strength for the Martchenke family as Bill has accepted a job transfer to Colorado. We will be moving August 8. Please pray we find a home and that the transition will be easy for the boys.  Martchenkes'
Many of you may know Rebecca Esparza and her family. She previously attended Calvary. Her sister in law Raeanne, has been found with lump in the breast area andthey don''t think it is cancer, but a lymphoma. Tests are scheduled, please keep this family in prayer and Raeanne, in dealing with the uncertainty. Thanks!  Jan Curler

Friday, July 22, 2011

Prayer for relief

Please pray for my mom, Mildred Salo, she is troubled with sciatica problems making it difficult and painful for her to get around. 
Thank you, Diane Salo

Thankyou Letter from Annie

Please read a prayer/thank you letter from Annie Ellis describing Jonathan's Basic Training experiences.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

New Baby!

Prayers of thanksgiving for baby boy Michael Loyd Nishwitz, born on July 20 at 7:18pm, 6 lbs 11.9 ounces via C-section.  Both mommy and baby are doing well.  Please pray for a quick recovery.  Congrats Jon and Vanessa! :-)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Betty Cooper

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Prayers Needed

Prayers for Dave and Cindy Schultz' friends, Kim & Gary Jose and family, their grandbaby, due in 3-4 months, is in grave danger of not surviving, due to pregnancy complications. We need a miracle for them. Also continued prayers for Kim as she has this added burden in addition to husband, Gary's Alzheimer's disease.
Thanks and blessings, Pastor

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Prayer Request

Willine Watson has lung disease and went to the Er and was admitted having a blood transfusion and a scope today to see where she is bleeding from.

From Holly

Thank you all so much for your prayers for my family.  We are all doing ok, mom and dad having the hardest time adjusting.  Tammy has a job with a call center on the weekends.  She has an interview at 5am eastern time Weds. morning with UPS.  Looks like she has the job and is more of a walk through and formality, but please keep her in your prayers.  Thank you all so much for the prayers, I feel they have really been helping.  I'll be back in the office on Tuesday, July 19.  Thank you.
God Bless, Holly

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

FW: eprayer

Prayers for Gerrie Pullium and family with the passing of Gerrie's mother.

Monday, July 11, 2011

God Works Miracles!

Good afternoon;
Received an email update through Barbara Goldhammer from Annie, whose sister is Bobbi Jo - here it is!

A huge thanks to all of you for your thoughts & prayers . After all the dr's said bobbi jo's chances of ever waking up was nearly impossible, this afternoon when they brought her body out of hypothermic state and rewarmed her completley  at 400pm they were trying to stimulate by doing pain points on her body and she responded in ways no one expected, she's following commands, slowly waking up. Every md and rn in this hospital has been by her room since in disbelief that she is awake after being down without a pulse for so long. I've been by her side, she recognized me and grabbed my hand. They have since extabated her ( took her off life support) and she is being supported by only a few liters of oxygen. She's going through boughts of nausea, really bad headaches and a few abnormal rhythms on her heart monitor so we are watching her closely to make sure her heart doesn't stop again. The dr's told me she had sudden cardiac death. Yesterday I thought I was going to have to plan her funeral and now things have suprisingly turned for the best. I can't even believe it. We told the staff here how tough bobbi jo is, never did I think she could overcome this. I compare my happiness to the same as when my son was born , except my sister has been brought back to life again. She's not out of the woods yet, but I wanted to thank you ALL for being here for me during this very hard time. So far she has really bad short term memory loss, which dr's say should get better in a couple days. They will be doing a ton of cardiac testing on her to see what happened. She is a miracle.  She's her fiesty normal self. So thank you for praying for her. She's got a little girl waiting for her to get back home. Please keep her in your thoughts and thank you all SO VERY MUCH. I'm so lucky to have you all and your support right now.

God is a miracle worker! Pastor

Prayer request

Please pray for Amy's friend, Annie, and her family.  Her sister, Bobbie Jo, a thirty-something year old woman had major cardiac arrest Friday.  Today (Sunday) or tomorrow they will run a brain scan to see if there is any brain activity, the doctors are not hopeful. 
Thanks, Barbara Goldhammer

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Doug Clark

Good afternoon:
Please pray for our neighbor, Doug Clark, who is in ICU at the Palo Alto Veterans Hospital.  He had major heart surgery on Thursday; Friday morning he had emergency surgery to remove his colon.  He is not doing well.  Please pray for his survival and  recovery and that he and his wife Linda could experience the Lord's healing touch. 
Howard and Darlene Goldhammer

Saturday, July 9, 2011

FW: eprayer

Please pray for my family as we adjust to having Tammy gone.  She left this morning for PA with my dad who was visiting for two weeks.  Very emotional morning for all of us as we said our good byes.  Pray for a safe flight and for Tammy to have an easy adjustment after all the newness and excitement wears off.  And please pray for us as we walk through the house seeing and smelling memories of Tammy everywhere, were like a bunch of babies right now, it's silly!  God bless you all and thank you for your prayers.
Holly Contier

Friday, July 8, 2011


Received from Chrisitina Grace, our 3rd grade teacher:
Please add Sarah Waterman to the prayer list. She is the 4 year old daughter of my mentor teacher during my student teaching. She will be having hernia surgery tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. Also please pray for calmness and rest for her during the recovery.
Blessings, Pastor

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Prayer Request

Betty Cooper


Prayers for our new principal, Fred Brauer, and family at the passing of his father, Frederick, this afternoon at the age of 86. Prayers of comfort for Fred's mother and for all who will be traveling to say farewell.

We want to praise and thank the Lord that our friend Charlie Mew came safely through his surgery on June 29.  The surgery was a little less extensive than expected and his recovery is going well.
Howard and Darlene Goldhammer

Friday, July 1, 2011

Jam time - need jars

Jam time again get your empty jars out and bring them to the church office or church on Sunday to be refilled.

Robert Nielsen passing

My cousin Robert H. Nielsen passed away on June 24th and his Memorial service is tomorrow at 11am. Please Pray for His children and Grandchildren and the Nielsen family. Praise the Lord he is now in His Heavenly Home! He was a wonderful Danish Gentleman.
Thank you,
Dave and Marlene (Nielsen) Mueller

Thursday, June 30, 2011



Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Pray for comfort

My father's best friend of 65 years passed away this morning. Please pray for peace for Cliff's family and for my parents at this time.
Bill Martchenke

Monday, June 27, 2011


Please pray for my Dad, Les Coolbeth's full recovery and ability to walk again. He had spinal surgery this morning.
Thank you, Cindy Strom

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Jonathan Ellis

Received this from Annie Ellis:
Can you please add Jonathan to the eprayer list asap...he's at Marine bootcamp MCRD San Diego and they have removed his wisom teeth. Please pray for releief from pain and rest for his spirit.
Thanks, Pastor

Friday, June 17, 2011


Prayers of thanksgiving for my friend, MaryEllen. She had a quadruple bypass on Weds. and is doing okay. Continued prayers for no complications as she heals. Holly