Shared Prayers

Below are prayers from people around the conference.

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Prayers are requested for Pastor Cliff and Harrietta Reynolds

by: Missouri River District
Prayers are requested for Pastor Cliff and Harrietta Reynolds, their daughter-in-law Karen and the entire family on the unexpected death of their son & husband, Jeff Reynolds of Plymouth, NE. 

Jeffrey Scott Reynolds, age 55 years, passed away at his home in Plymouth on April 20, 2017. He was born October 21, 1961 at Columbia, Missouri to Clifford and Harrietta (Young) Reynolds. Jeff was united in marriage with Karen Grefe on June 28, 1986 at Zion Lutheran Church, rural Harbine. Two children were born to this union: a son, Curtis and a daughter, Krista. The family became members of First Trinity Lutheran Church in May 2010.

Memorial service 10:00 AM Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at First Trinity Lutheran Church, R. Beatrice, Reverend Timothy Wagner officiating. Burial of ashes in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, R. Plymouth. Visitation Monday noon-5:00 PM and Tuesday 9:00 AM-9:00 PM at the Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel in Beatrice with family greeting family and friends 6-8:00 PM Tuesday. Family prayer service, 9:30 AM Wednesday at church. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Tri County Legion Baseball Organization and Tri County Education Foundation (to establish a new scholarship) with church elders in charge. Sign Jeffrey's online guest book at


Prayers for the Reed family

by: Elkhorn Valley District office
Prayers are requested for Rev. Earl Reed and his family. 

Memorial services for Charlotte Loraine Reed, age 94, of Norfolk, Nebraska will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 13, 2017, at First United Methodist Church in Norfolk. Pastors Dustin and Shelly Petz officiate. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery in Madison, Nebraska, following the luncheon.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, with a 6:00 p.m. time of sharing. Visitation will resume two hours prior to service time at the church.
Brockhaus-Howser-Fillmer Funeral Home in Norfolk is in charge of arrangements.
Charlotte Loraine died Thursday, April 6, 2017, at Community Pride Care Center in Battle Creek, Nebraska.

Cards and letters may be sent to:Rev. Earl Reed, 83726 554th Ave, Norfolk, Ne 68701

Please pray for the Eldred family

by: Eleanor Biederman

Stephen D. Eldred, 72, a retired clergy member of the Great Plains United Methodist Conference born May 16, 1944, passed away April 5, 2017. He married Barbara Jean Gouchner in September of 1967.

He served as a United Methodist Minister for 36 years – appointed in Nebraska to Big Springs, Pearl Memorial-Asbury in Omaha, Omaha Renaitre Parish, and Plattsmouth.  In 2004 Stephen requested to be appointed as a Mission Pastor in Alaska and was sent to Willow, Alaska where he served until 2010 when he retired.  Then for 2 years Stephen served the North Star United Methodist Church in Nikiski, Alaska.

Steve is survived by his mother C. Louise Eldred Mountford, Lincoln, NE; wife of 49.5 years Barbarajean Eldred (Gochnour), Willow, AK; son Mark Eldred (Amy), Lincoln, NE; daughter Laura Eldred, Wasilla, AK; brother David Eldred (Connie), Plano, TX.

Family and friends are invited to attend services for Steve in either Plattsmouth, NE at the First United Methodist church on April 29, 2017, 3PM or at the Willow Community Center, Willow, AK on April 30, 2017 at 1PM. Both locations will share one of Steve’s favorite foods, ice cream, and remember a humble man who exemplified the words “well done good and faithful servant”.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the Willow Food Pantry in Willow, AK.