March 23, 2018
Ann and Dick Joyce (Synodically Authorized Ministry at First Lutheran Church, Varna) welcome your prayers. Ann was hospitalized in February to have a kidney stone removed. Medical testing for that issue detected a spot on her lung. A biopsy has shown treatable, stage two lung cancer. Lung surgery is scheduled for Thursday, March 29. Dick and Ann are grateful to God that this kidney stone opened the door to discovering this cancer before there were any symptoms or other indications of the cancer.
Mighty God, your Son Jesus brought healing and wholeness to all. We give you thanks for our human bodies and for those whose vocation it is to provide medical treatment and care. Bring your healing through this surgery. Give gentleness and courage to family members, friends, and caregivers. Preserve us all in faith, to share in the power of Christ’s resurrection now and forever. Amen.