Prayers for the Spring Branch Community

Fifth Annual Prayer Breakfast

The 5th annual prayer breakfast was a blessed event as more than 90 people gathered at St. Jerome Catholic Church, to break bread together and pray for our community. After a welcoming prayer and comments by Father Dan Scheel of St. Jerome, Robert Westheimer, Newspring founder, took guests on a narrative tour of Spring Branch describing the community and its needs. Prayers were then offered for the schools by Jennifer Parker, Community Superintendent S.B.I.S.D., followed by Josh Anderson, Houston Fire Department Captain, who prayed for the safety of the community and the Rev. Joseph Rios, Pastor of Generations Church who offered prayers for the churches and mission organizations of Spring Branch. Dr. Phil Johnson, Vice-Chair, UT Health Science Center prayed for the health and well-being of Spring Branch residents and Terry Sabom, Newspring board member, offered a prayer for the workers and businesses in Spring Branch. The morning was truly enriching and full of grace. It ended with guests taking a few moments to write their prayers for Spring Branch residents and businesses on table notes to be shared on the Newspring website. A final benediction was offered by Martha Moore, Teacher in Residence at Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church.

 

Fourth Annual Prayer Breakfast

The 4th annual prayer breakfast was a blessed event as more than 80 people gathered at St. Jerome Catholic Church, inside their new activity center (wonderful!) to break bread together and pray for our community. After a welcoming prayer and comments by Father Dan Scheel of St. Jerome, keynote speaker, Dr. Scott Muri, president of Spring Branch ISD addressed the guests with his take on how he sees God in the life and work of the school district.

Prayers were then led by Reverend Andres Zelaya, Christ the King Presbyterian Church, followed by community leaders Mary Card, Impact Mentoring, and Anna Coffey, The Women’s Home. Robert Westheimer, founder of Newspring, offered a prayer for the workers and businesses in Spring Branch. The morning was truly enriching and full of grace. A benediction was offered by the Reverend Barbara Retzloff, Pines Presbyterian Church, to close the morning. Afterwards, guests took a few moments to write their prayers for Spring Branch residents and businesses.