Prayer Joys and Concerns 


Please welcome Magdalena Evette Schindler (proud parents Garrett and Marena Schindler) she arrived on August 15th @ 5:20pm. She weighed 7lbs 12oz and was 19.5” long. Of course, Marena had to dress her as her favorite animal, the peacock, which is a symbol of welcome. So, welcome Magdalena Evette.

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Prayers for Pastor Bruce Gillette, who has been diagnosed with acute leukemia.

Pastor's Health Update: I am grateful for last Saturday Picnic participants' wave along with the many prayers, cards and emails from our church family. They have been great sources of comfort as I have gone through the weeks of chemo at the University of Rochester's Wilmot Cancer Center. Today I got the news that no cancer cells were found in my bone marrow or spine! We await the in-depth report from Johns Hopkins but this is very good news. I also had a test on my heart that showed no damage to it from the chemo. I am currently dealing with some fluid on my lungs, but it is decreasing daily. I may be able to come home this weekend. I will continue chemo as an outpatient, but am very grateful for the progress that I have made and that my overall prognosis is good. Thank you for all of your love and support. I look forward to serving with you as we seek together to further the love of God and the love neighbor in years to come.

Pastor Bruce Gillette and Parish Associate Pastor Carolyn Gillette
First Presbyterian Union Church in Owego, NY
New Cell Phone: 607-744-0761
New email address: pastorbrucegillette(at) (mailto:pastorbrucegillette(at)



Please contact Committee on Ministry co-chairs, Marsha Muller and Lisa Ruth Mays if you have a pastoral care concern or need.