FUMCO Praise Reports and Prayer Requests

August 2, 2018

Bernie Franklin was rushed to Riverside Community Hospital on Tuesday evening. He has pneumonia and congestive heart failure. The hospital is having trouble stabilizing him.

Please pray for Bernie, that he will be stabilized and can return home. His 86th birthday is on Monday.

Thank you,
Debbie George (via Wayne Nash)

July 30, 2018

Dear friends,

We are saddened to report that Esther "Patty" Marquart died peacefully in her home this morning. Plans for her memorial service (later in August) are currently being finalized, and we will communicate them to you as quickly as possible. In the meantime, please continue to keep Patty's family in your prayers. Thanks be to God for the life and witness of Patty Marquart, absent from the body and present with the Lord.



July 29, 2018

Nancy Teigen asks for prayers for a successful week of rummage prep and sale (and is praying for volunteers to show up from 9am to 3pm on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday).

Mark is asking prayers for his left knee.

Continued prayers for James. Doctors are having trouble diagnosing his ongoing medical issues.

David Kull gives thanks that our brother Dale Towers is able to be with us in worship this morning.

Bernie Franklin gives thanks to the Lord. His friend Tom's operation was successful, and he is progressing well!

July 22, 2018

Renee Klein gives thanks that the Tour de Toddlers went so well and that the entire bike team made it home safely, and wants to give thanks for the hard word of the steering committee. Prayers for the preschool to open soon!

Please keep the extended Longyear family in your prayers. Rick died Tuesday evening after being diagnosed with cancer earlier this year.

Continued prayers for Ken Martin. He is still in the hospital, but is responsive and recovering.

July 19, 2018

Ken Martin took a fall yesterday yesterday and suffered a brain bleed. He underwent emergency surgery last night at St. Joseph and is currently in the ICU. Please keep him, his family, and the hospital staff in your prayers, that he would make a speedy recovery.


July 18, 2018

Dear FUMCO family,

It is with a heavy heart that I report the death of Rick Longyear, son of George Longyear.

He passed away on Tuesday, July 17th, at approximately 6:25 PM.

Rick was an exceptional and beloved husband, father, son, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, nephew, cousin, friend, co-worker, teacher, and coach, and will be missed by all who knew him.

Please keep the Longyear, Simpson, Connell, Sleenhof, and Alden families in your prayers, especially Rick's wife (Sally), their son (Christopher), and our dad (George).

Thank you,

Julie Connell

July 15, 2018

Prayers for Dorothy's daughter Andrea. She will be having a second surgery for thyroid cancer on Thursday, July 19.

Traveling mercies for our "Tour de Toddlers" bike team--tomorrow they begin their journey from the Golden Gate bridge to FUMCO.

Sandy Elias asks prayers for her sister Barbara. She is in the ICU following emergency surgery to relieve pressure on her brain and is very slow to respond.

July 11, 2018

Barbara Raney is asking prayers for Don. Don has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. He is undergoing chemotherapy, but his prognosis is not good.

July 8, 2018

Sandy Elias asks prayers for her brother-in-law, Ted. He is having surgery on Monday to take care of a hernia.

Sandy also asks prayers for her sister Barbara. She fell on Friday and is in the hospital. Doctors are trying to control a serious bleed.

Ron and Anita Kelly ask prayers for their grandson Patrick, that he passes his PST tomorrow. Patrick has joined the Navy.

Mona Ward asks prayers for a long time friend and former co-workers, Candi, and her extended family. Candi's mother passed away yesterday morning.

Mona is also asking prayers for Rory. He is leaving Wednesday for a two-year assignment in Okinawa. Prayers for safety for him and all those who serve in the military.

Prayers for Vince Cleveland. He went into the hospital on July 4 with a localized infection, and was able to come home last night. He will continue antibiotics at home. Vince and Sandy thank you for all of your prayers, and ask that you continue them.

July 2, 2018

Please pray for Darlane. She is having complications from her hip replacement and is back in the hospital with a possible mini stroke and other health problems.
Thank you,
Betsy Ross-Miale

July 1, 2018

Prayers for Tom, a old fishing buddy of Bernie's in Texas. He is going in for a heart procedure in Texas on July 16.

Happy anniversary to Julie and Tim Connell (28), and to Ken and Diane Brown (67)!

Prayers for Janice and Carolyn's sister Paula. She needs prayers for healing and recovery from back surgery.

Prayers that Teresa's spirits be lifted.

June 24, 2018

Marcia Madore would like prayers for healing for her dislocated shoulder. She won't be able to drive for awhile.

Margaret Beyer is celebrating her 97th birthday this week! She wants to thank everyone for all of the cards that she's received.

Mark is asking for travel mercies for his mom as she travels back to his Aunt Mary's on Tuesday.

June 17, 2018

Continued prayers for healing for James, who is still having issues with vertigo.

Julie Connell asks prayers for her brother Rick, who is currently in the hospital with low blood pressure, severe swelling, and respiratory problems. His first two months of chemotherapy did not slow his cancer, and a new regimen is in the works.

A very happy birthday to Olivia Connell and to Mark Huston!

June 10, 2018

Anthony and Faby ask prayers for Miguel's family and friends. Miguel took his own life last Wednesday. Prayers for his family and friends during this difficult time.

Prayers for Linda and her family. Their niece and nephew are in the hospital following a hit and run accident.

Wayne and Donna ask prayers for Phil. He has been hospitalized and is being tested for leukemia.

Pastor Jerry and Julie ask prayers for Sarah and Lydia Eng (from the bell ringers that have played at FUMCO before). The two of them will be going on a mission trip to Thailand from June 24 to July 7. Prayers for health and safety, open hearts to the gospel, and for God's glory.

June 9, 2018

Please pray for Burt Suthers who will have surgery on Friday, June 15th to remove the remains of a cancerous tumor on his right temple. 

Thank you,
Rita Suthers

June 3, 2018

David Kull asks prayers for Mike--that his doctors are guided in his cancer treatment, and that his heart and mind are comforted.

Praise to God for Betty Wisely, who was recognized as FUMCO's "quiet disciple" by our local unit of United Methodist Women.

Andrea (Dorothy Schaper's daughter) will be undergoing surgery on Thursday, June 7th. Prayers for her, her family, and the medical staff that will be treating her.

The church office received word this week that former FUMCO member Bob Finn passed away in Minneapolis on May 20. Prayers for his wife Gladys and the rest of his family.

KJ, our consultant for the upcoming Downtown Orange Preschool, is in the hospital recovering from an emergency surgery this week. Her doctors are happy with the progress that she's making, but she is expected to remain in the hospital for at least another week.

May 27, 2018

Karla Turner is asking prayers for safe travel for Gary and Seonag as they visit Austria. Also, birthday blessings to Seonag on Thursday!

Please pray for Robert, a friend of Mark Helme's. He will be undergoing hernia surgery.

Mark is also asking prayers for his Aunt Mary.

Continued healing prayers for Betty Wisely.

May 22, 2018

Please pray for my friend Jennifer's family. Both of her parents have been in and out of the hospital due to liver complications.

Thank you,
Jessica Sanchez

May 20, 2018

Denise, a friend of Wayne and Donna, was recently diagnosed with cancer. He has a appointment at City of Hope on Monday.

Julie and Gracie Roney are asking prayers for Skottlynne. She attends California Baptist University and is currently on a mission trip in East Asia. Pray that they are kept safe and able to bless many villages with God's word.

Continued prayers for Mark Helme's knees.

Ken Martin has been in the hospital this week. Prayers for healing and strength as he recovers.

May 13, 2018

Please prayer for healing and comfort for Mark Helme, who has a torn tendon inside his right knee.

Prayers for Shirley, a friend of Debbie George. She will be having an ultrasound and possible D&C on Tuesday (May 15).

Dorothy Schaper reports that her daughter Andrea's biopsy was inconclusive. She will be having surgery on June 7.



Robert Anderson

Nancy Bjorkland

Ramona Kemp Blair

Diane Brown

Ken Brown

Margie Burch

Virginia Eaton

Bernie Franklin

Mildred Hall

Helen Hansen

Shirley Katz

Janis Lopes

Ken Martin

Jackie McCracken

Mary McKenerick

Karen Mendoza


Meg Murray

Lori Pittman

Freida Stevens

Rita Suthers

Dwight Tipping

Karla Turner

Betty Wisely

Nate Wisely


Please keep these and their families in your prayers.