Prayer and Praise is an important aspect of Camano Chapel family life. We desire to support our church and our community in praying for their needs and celebrating answers to those prayers. We publish all requests submitted for the "General Church" in the bulletin each Sunday. Prayer requests submitted as "Staff Only" will be kept private within the church staff community. Please let us know of your prayer requests through form at the bottom of this page or contact the church office.

March 30, 2020

Ryan & April Beck - Though we rarely talk about our finances, we wanted to be responsible and transparent with you during this time Financially, your continual support on a regular basis has helped us to cover our ongoing ministry and personal needs. Thank you for your faithfulness to stand with us, especially in these unique financial times the world is finding itself in. So far, no individuals nor churches have had to stop or lesson their partnering with us financially. Ephesians. 3:20    Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,  21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations.

Pastor Mich and Berna’s grandson SUMMIT HAGEN ANDERSON was born today (3/30/20) in Billings, Montana to Jessica and Bjorn Anderson. Everyone is doing well, and little 3-year old sister Arbor is getting excited to have him come home from the hospital soon. Berna is in Billings with the family taking good care of Arbor while Summit is making his grand entrance. Pastor Mich and Berna praise God for the miracle of this beautiful grandson, and want to thank everyone for their prayers for a safe delivery and a healthy grandson. God is good…all the time.

Pray for our Pastors, Staff Members, Volunteer Leadership, Church Board and Missionaries:

Pastor Matt Lee-Elder/Pastor of Jr. High

Tristan Frank-Asst. to Childrens Ministry

Karen Morton - HIS Clothes Closet

Tim Bardon-Elder

Ricardo & Andrea Bolanos-(Breakthrough Ministry, Mexico)

Village Missionaries: Jim & Michele Laxson, Lake California, CA: Lake California is a gated community with a population of approximately 3,500 people, 20 miles SE of Redding, CA. The community consists of all economic levels and age groups. The church has an average attendance of 125 and draws 15% of the attenders from outside the gate. It is the only church in the community. We currently are preparing to build our own church/ministry facility. PRAYER REQUESTS:       1) Continued faithfulness and unity of the Body in spiritual growth and witness to the community. 2) As a Body, spiritual sensitivity as we read thru the Gospels chronologically beginning in March and culminating at Easter. 3) We have 7 couples/families from the Paradise Camp Fire with varying levels of traumatic stress - wisdom in ministering to them. 4) Continued development of leadership, ministries, and spiritual impact.

March 23, 2020

Bunny Sandvig - Praise God for the past two Sunday Sermons and Music I enjoyed here in Panamá with my daughter’s family. Our God is Sovereign and in Control. My daughter is greatly improved and although we are under strict quarantine here for next 30 days, we are at Peace and trusting God to use us where He has planted us! My prayer request is that my sweet John at Arlington’s Cascade Valley Senior Living will not forget me in this long absence. He has no sense of time so hopefully I will come alive to him. He is slipping, his caregivers tell me. God’s got this! Thanks for my Camano Chapel family! Love from Panamá

Jim Cross - Dear Village Missionaries, Dr. Stephan Chaffee, who serves as a trustee for our US medical plan, has asked us to lift up doctors, nurses and all healthcare workers in the midst of the pandemic.  According to The Lancet,  "In Italy, 20% of responding health-care workers were infected, and some have died. Reports from medical staff describe physical and mental exhaustion, the torment of difficult triage decisions, and the pain of losing patients and colleagues, all in addition to the infection risk." Please remember in particular those who are close to Village Missions.  In addition to Dr. Chaffee, we have Dr. Royce Van Gerpen on our Board of Trustees who practices in Spokane.  Our nurse advocates, Aimee Stratton and Tiffany Kavanaugh report being especially hard pressed trying to keep their patients safe. Thank you for remembering those on the front line during these trying times. 

Chris Williamson - I am among the many who have been laid off from their job, unfortunately I was informed mine was to be permanent they would not be hiring me back because of the financial situation they are in. Please pray for God's guidance into the next assignment he has planned for me, though I loved my job and all the people I worked with and the loss of this job is a shock to me I know the Lord has something else he wants me to be doing for Him. Praising my Father in every situation!

Don & Joanie Davis - Please pray for Ryan and April Beck (serving with the Turu tribe in Papua, Indonesia . They have just been notified that the air strips in their area are all shut down. They have had a supply (food) order currently that was being worked on. They now may not receive that. Please pray for God to open a path for this supply of food to be delivered to them in their jungle home.

An early message from Teresa and Jack Nicholas shares the news that her mother, Betty Murray,  passed from this life into Glory because of her faithfulness to GOD.  Compounding the sadness of loss...her five daughters cannot gather to mourn her with the Cvirus keeping everyone close to home.

Pray for our Pastors, Staff Members, Volunteer Leadership, Church Board and Missionaries:

Pastor Mich Michl - Elder/Pastor of Local Outreach & Missions

Ashley Johnson - Childrens Ministry Director

Debbie Noyes - His Pantry

Don Schultz - Elder

Josh & Amber Harrington - (Wycliffe Bible Translators, Indonesia) 

Village Missionaries: Mark & Karen Woolbright, Helix, OR: Helix is a small community of about 180 people, and is a bedroom community to Pendleton 17 miles to the SW. Helix is surrounded by wheat fields, with the Columbia River to the north and the Blue Mountains to the south and east. Our local K-12th grade school draws students from the surrounding communities and is known for excellence in academics. Most people either work in farming, at the school, or commute to one of the larger towns in the area. We are the only church in town, and it has been here for 127 years. This is our first field and we are going on our 6th year, we love this community and enjoy serving in any way we can. PRAYER REQUESTS: Pray for our youth ministries, both elementary and high school, that God continues to open their hearts and minds to the truth. Pray for our adult Bible Studies, that they would continue to grow and mature in our Lord Jesus Christ. Pray that our congregation would be emboldened to share Christ in our community and beyond. Pray that Karen and I will finish strong in our EMT classes/training so that we can serve our community in that capacity

March 19, 2020

Lee Zema (housebound CC attender) has asked for prayer for her son, Zechariah, who is suffering from an undiagnosed kidney problem.  Lee herself is waiting to have her fourth hip surgery the end of March.  She appreciates our prayers. Kris, maybe email Lee so we can know if her hip surgery was postponed? If it’s still happening please ask for the date for the care sheet. Thanks,

Loran Blankenship-Bunny Sandvig is unable to fly home from her daughter's home in Panama. Pray for health, a return of normal transportation and her peace of mind as her husband, John, is quarantined in a care facility here.

Pray for our Pastors, Staff Members, Volunteer Leadership, Church Board and Missionaries:

Pastor Mike Brazeal-Elder/Connection Pastor

Beth Erickson-Asst. to Youth Ministries

Keith Pappas-Jr. High Sunday School & Camp

Jim Nichols-Elder 

Ryan & Jill Dolan- (Haiti) 

Village Missionaries: Justin and Sarah Ingram, Leoti, Kansas: Leoti is located in western Kansas where the wind blows and this time of year we can see all four seasons in a day. It is a community that is very involved in investing in young people. Farming, ranching, and feedlots are the majority of work. PRAYER REQUESTS: Pray for us as we are due with our seventh child at the end of March. Pray also that we as a community would not just be investing in the academics and sports of our young people, but in the spiritual health of their lives as well. Pray that as we start our winter time Bible study, we would grow closer to God and to one another.

March 10, 2020

MaryAnne-What a blessing that we could gather for worship no matter the number God bless our amazing staff who thought of simply everything for safety. Hugs and handshakes will return.

Vickie Millhouse-Praise God for healing Joe quickly from his bout with pneumonia. He is now in Montana for a week helping his brother after having back surgery 2 weeks ago. Pray he stays healthy as he helps his brother and travels home safely this Friday. Praise God for a successful surgery for Joe’s brother Mark.

Megan Haferkamp-Please pray for my friend Lee Zema a member of our church. She will be having her 4th surgery on her hip soon.

Paul Irwin-Thank you Chapel family, for your prayers and words of encouragement after my fall Feb. 18th. Praise the Lord I am getting better! I am scheduled for an MRI next week. Love in Christ.

Norma Mouton-Pray for Jay’s safe return from Guatemala on Tuesday and that all went well.

Larry & Beth Baxter-Praise the Lord! Our first granddaughter Rose Grace was born this morning at 6:30 am, 3/8. Everyone seems to be doing well.

Pray for our Pastors, Staff Members, Volunteer Leadership, Church Board and Missionaries:

Pastor Kris Kramer-Senior Pastor/Elder

Gloria Walsh, Financial Director

Heidi Hanson-Communion & Coffee Coordinator

Rob Berrett-Administrative Board Vice-Chairman

Vali & Era Nikolli- (Campus Crusade for Christ-Vlora, Albania)


Village Missionaries: Robert & Brenda Skutevik, Mission Creek, MN: Mission Creek is a small community located outside of Duluth, MN, named Fond du Lac; it is about 175 people in size. Our church draws about 115-120 each weekend. We have great opportunity to draw from this larger population, but also face the challenges of having larger churches offer a broader slate of programs for young families. PRAYER REQUESTS: 1) We have seen growth, especially in our children’s’ ministries, but that growth brings challenges -- use of space, finding more volunteers, and leadership training/development. 2) Our church has had many, many health concerns from our people, almost a disproportionate amount of illness: cancer, life threating infections, paralysis, someone due to have brain surgery, our daughter, etc.. These tests have drawn us as a church closer together, but we are also still praying for so many struggling and hurting with these trials. 3) We are shifting some leaders and looking to grow our youth group. 4) The church had a history of disunity and divisiveness, something that tore our church apart about 9 years ago, before we came here. We have been healing and growing very much since then. God has been faithful, but continue to pray for greater unity, genuine Christian love & charity, and for healing.