9-20-17 Daily E-Votional

Posted September 19, 2017 by luciaoerter
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Wednesday, Sept.  20

1Corinthians 2:6-8

A friend of mine, Bill, loved the times in church when, “How Great Thou Art” had been selected to sing. Bill just couldn’t wait. As the first few notes leading into the song were played, Bill would nudge the person standing next to him and ask, “What’s the name of the song we are going to sing?” When the person would respond with, “How Great Thou Art,” Bill would simply respond, “Oh, well thank you or thank you for noticing.” Bill would also say, “but enough about me, how about me?” Bill was not self-centered, but he truly was humorous.

Some people are very full of themselves and aren’t joking when they bring the attention to themselves. Self-centered people truly believe they are the best. They may even believe they have better plans than God ever could.

As a wise person once said to me, “You know the difference between me and God? God never thinks God is me.

6 We, of course, have plenty of wisdom to pass on to you once you get your feet on firm spiritual ground, but it’s not popular wisdom, the fashionable wisdom of high-priced experts that will be out-of-date in a year or so. 7 God’s wisdom is something mysterious that goes deep into the interior of his purposes. You don’t find it lying around on the surface. It’s not the latest message, but more like the oldest—what God determined as the way to bring out his best in us, long before we ever arrived on the scene. 8 The experts of our day haven’t a clue about what this eternal plan is.

Paul contrasts the wisdom of God with the wisdom of the unbelieving world. The world’s wisdom fails to recognize God by means of its own philosophy. The world sees itself at the center; the focus, the reason, in need of nothing. In total love for us, God gave us his only son, Jesus Christ, that we could be set right and live in the world that does not revolve around us.

What are some ways you experience people as being self-centered? What are some actions you witness in people who aren’t self-centered? In what ways do you see countries acting self-centered? Have a day!

In Conversation with a child today: Ask a child to tell you what people do when they are caring about others

Remember in Prayer: Anna, Lizzie’s family, Sheri, Deana, John, Those recovering from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Bones, Dot, Jane, Mark, Elizabeth, Kate, Chalottesville, the world and world leaders, Nan, Jean, Analea, Frank, Joanne, Jared, John, Season, Claire, Mason’s family & friends, Helen, Marj, The Toon family, The Guerra family, Sara & family, Al & Mary, Diana, Vivian, Aaron, Margaret, Marc, Sharon, Josh, Herb’s family, Lynn, Vicki, Sue

And those experiencing loss – family and friends of: Lizzy, Peggy, Logan, Dave, Jane, Mason, Bonnie, Zack, Mr. Goodman, Mary Lynn, Luis, Nita, Nancy, Edward, Doris, Angel   

Prayer: We love you, O God, and thank you so much for loving us. Thank you for your love as you pursue us and embrace us and bring us into a new way of thinking, a new way of living and a new way of experiencing your love. May our lives live out your love today. Amen

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9-19-17 Daily E-Votional

Posted September 18, 2017 by luciaoerter
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Tuesday, Sept. 19

1Corinthians 1:20-31

The couple living in the apartment above mine just had their first child on Friday. I chatted with the baby’s grandparents as I was out on my walk. I found myself wondering what I always wonder when I hear about, or see, a new little baby. I wonder what kind of adult that baby will become. I wonder who they will be and what great things they might accomplish as they move thru their life. It’s hard to believe so much can come into and go out from that tiny new life.

I stand in awe of the little ones because I know that we all start out tiny and then we grow into ourselves. Looking at those tiny little ears and fingers and toes is just amazing. Who is able to look at a baby and say for sure who and what that baby will become. The parents and grandparents have hopes and dreams.

Some parents carefully arrange the academic hurdles and extracurricular activities to set the child in the direction that will best achieve the hoped for outcome. Some begin the process before the child has even been born. Some parents hope that their child will achieve what they, the parents, hadn’t achieved in their own lives. At times it works the way the parents hope and other times the grown up child turns a whole different direction in life.

Each time I look at a tiny little baby, I marvel at the way that God is, and will be, active in their life.

30 Everything that we have—right thinking and right living, a clean slate and a fresh start—comes from God by way of Jesus Christ. 31 That’s why we have the saying, “If you’re going to blow a horn, blow a trumpet for God.”

Close to Corinth was Athens and Athens had an atmosphere dominated by egoists who paraded themselves as philosophers. The spirit of Athens had penetrated the church in Corinth and Paul’s words are words of caution and instruction.

Do you believe a baby’s personality is innate or is formed by the parents and the world in which we live? What are your feelings about parents who try to heavily mold the profession their child will choose? Given your own life and upbringing, what bit of advice would you give to young parents today? How have you most noticed God’s hand upon your life?  Have a day!

In Conversation with a child today: Ask a child to tell you what they want to be like when they grown up

Remember in Prayer: Anna, Lizzie’s family, Sheri, Deana, John, Those recovering from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Bones, Dot, Jane, Mark, Elizabeth, Kate, Chalottesville, the world and world leaders, Nan, Jean, Analea, Frank, Joanne, Jared, John, Season, Claire, Mason’s family & friends, Helen, Marj, The Toon family, The Guerra family, Sara & family, Al & Mary, Diana, Vivian, Aaron, Margaret, Marc, Sharon, Josh, Herb’s family, Lynn, Vicki, Sue

Prayer Request:  Prayers for Anna who has just had a partial mastectomy for breast cancer and will start radiation soon. Thanks, Becky

And those experiencing loss – family and friends of: Lizzy, Peggy, Logan, Dave, Jane, Mason, Bonnie, Zack, Mr. Goodman, Mary Lynn, Luis, Nita, Nancy, Edward, Doris, Angel  

Prayer: This day before us is a gift from you, O God. Help us remember that you give us life and give us our very beings. May our words and actions glorify you this day. Amen
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9-18-17 Daily E-Votional

Posted September 17, 2017 by luciaoerter
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Monday, Sept. 18

1Corinthians 1:1-19

During some recent conversations, people have been quite vocal about the rate at which things are changing in the world. But the changes they are reporting are not so much focused on the changes in “the” world, but in “their” world.

What I most notice is that there’s a desperation in the telling of their story. They remember back to the times when there were fewer choices and when life was a lot more simple. Agreed. Schedules weren’t pressed as much as they are today and church was front and center in the life of the family and in the community. Being active in sports wasn’t working in opposition to church activities. Very few, if any, businesses were open on Sundays.

For whatever reason, their stories of the past made me wonder about the Fuller Brush Man and the World Book Encyclopedia sales people. Where did they go? Well, upon a simple google search, I found that you can order all that stuff, and much more, online. Of Course. We’re in the midst of an online world which is just super easy and will be outdated before we know it. I’m guessing as soon as things become too comfortable, there will be other changes. Change happens.

What I do know is that, at the very core of church, our foundation remains the same. We’re grounded in God’s saving grace thru Jesus Christ. There’s no changing that. On that, we can ground ourselves and depend upon it and we need not fear. Change will happen.

17 God didn’t send me out to collect a following for myself, but to preach the Message of what he has done, collecting a following for him. And he didn’t send me to do it with a lot of fancy rhetoric of my own, lest the powerful action at the center—Christ on the Cross—be trivialized into mere words.

Corinth, the capital of Achaia, was one of the richest and most important cities in Greece. It was also the most corrupt. It was a center for trade and was invaded by all kinds of religions and philosophies. Paul founded the Corinthian church and ministered there about a year and a half. After he left, serious problems developed in the church and Paul wrote the members a stern letter that was not successful.

What are some of the biggest changes you have found in the world from the time you were a child until now? In what ways have you known a company to reform itself to be relevant in this world? When do you last remember that you changed your mind about a way you thought about something? What was it that changed the way you thought? In what ways do you believe churches are most challenged today?  Have a day!

In Conversation with a child today: Ask a child to tell you what things they would most like to change about meals

Remember in Prayer: Lizzie’s family, Sheri, Deana, John, Those recovering from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Bones, Dot, Jane, Mark, Elizabeth, Kate, Chalottesville, the world and world leaders, Nan, Jean, Analea, Frank, Joanne, Jared, John, Season, Claire, Mason’s family & friends, Helen, Marj, The Toon family, The Guerra family, Sara & family, Al & Mary, Diana, Vivian, Aaron, Margaret, Marc, Sharon, Josh, Herb’s family, Lynn, Vicki, Sue

And those experiencing loss – family and friends of: Lizzy, Peggy, Logan, Dave, Jane, Mason, Bonnie, Zack, Mr. Goodman, Mary Lynn, Luis, Nita, Nancy, Edward, Doris, Angel 

Prayer: O God, our trust is in you. We thank you for this day and for the abundance you have given us. We trust that you know how you want things to proceed. Bring to us the gift of listening to you and following your lead. Amen

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9-17-17 Daily E-Votional

Posted September 16, 2017 by luciaoerter
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Sunday, Sept. 17

Happy Birthday Kristen!!

Matthew 18:21-35

Forgiveness.

I would have to say that forgiveness is not the easiest thing in the world for us. Forgiveness definitely takes work and maturity. Let’s think about forgiveness from a couple of angles.

For a moment, consider a time when someone hurt you really deep inside your being. You probably didn’t have very kind thoughts about the person after you were hurt. You may have thought some thoughts that were less than admirable. If and when the person who wronged you asked for forgiveness, you may not have been so ready to accommodate their request. Maybe you just weren’t ready and maybe you felt you could never forgive them for what they did to you. When you’re at that place, you most likely will be carrying the weight of that non-forgiveness with you.

Now, to the other side of things. Say that you hurt someone else. It was a time when you weren’t thinking, you were foolish, you were young, or maybe you were just not thinking. The circumstance doesn’t matter. What matters is that you hurt someone else pretty deeply. At first you may have a sense of righteousness about you. You may have worked things out in your mind so much that you believe you had every reason to do what you did to the other person. Then some time passes and you may feel terrible, rotten, and less than worthy for doing such a thing that would hurt another person so deeply. You get up enough nerve to ask forgiveness from the other person and it becomes very clear that forgiveness is not something they are thinking about at the moment.

Both places leave us in a very alone place. All of a sudden forgiveness becomes very real and very complicated.

32 “The king summoned the man and said, ‘You evil servant! I forgave your entire debt when you begged me for mercy. 33 Shouldn’t you be compelled to be merciful to your fellow servant who asked for mercy?’ 34 The king was furious and put the screws to the man until he paid back his entire debt. 35 And that’s exactly what my Father in heaven is going to do to each one of you who doesn’t forgive unconditionally anyone who asks for mercy.”

Peter wanted a rule to obey, which shows he was not in the spirit of what Jesus taught. The parable is not about salvation but about forgiveness among God’s people. We are to forgive others because God has forgiven us. It is possible to receive forgiveness but not truly experience forgiveness in our hearts; therefore, we have a hard time sharing forgiveness with others.

When have you most felt like you have hurt someone else? Did you ask for forgiveness? Have you ever received forgiveness but still felt like you weren’t forgiving yourself? Have a day!

In Conversation with a child today: Ask a child to tell you what a person can do if they are sorry for something they have done

Remember in Prayer: Lizzie’s family, Sheri, Deana, John, Those recovering from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Bones, Dot, Jane, Mark, Elizabeth, Kate, Chalottesville, the world and world leaders, Nan, Jean, Analea, Frank, Joanne, Jared, John, Season, Claire, Mason’s family & friends, Helen, Marj, The Toon family, The Guerra family, Sara & family, Al & Mary, Diana, Vivian, Aaron, Margaret, Marc, Sharon, Josh, Herb’s family, Lynn, Vicki, Sue

And those experiencing loss – family and friends of: Lizzy, Peggy, Logan, Dave, Jane, Mason, Bonnie, Zack, Mr. Goodman, Mary Lynn, Luis, Nita, Nancy, Edward, Doris, Angel

Prayer: O God, we come before you this day in thanks for your gift of grace. We know that you have given us your son, Jesus Christ, because of our sinfulness. We know that you have given us the ultimate gift of forgiveness. Help us this day to forgive others. Amen

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9-16-17- Daily E-Votional

Posted September 15, 2017 by luciaoerter
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Saturday, Sept. 16

Philippians 3:1-11

We have grown accustomed to awards being given in schools for academic excellence. In grade school, awards may begin by being given in the form of little stickers on a chart, or a comment, or grade on a grade card. Later, it might become something more substantial like the privilege of speaking at graduation or maybe realized and awarded in the form of a full financial scholarship to a college. For those who are not gifted in the area of academics, the outcome can be devastating. The intent of the awards is to encourage students to excel and stretch themselves to reach their highest potential. The students who do not receive academic awards may feel as if they have failed in some huge way and fallen short in the eyes of their families, teachers, and friends.

When you think about it, there are few, if any, awards given to those who are skilled plumbers, carpenters, and electricians. Some of these skilled workers were academically successful and some were not.

Perhaps the basics in elementary education could be taught to these alternative style students in a way that builds them up and gives them an appreciation for the skills they exhibit.

Similar to the awards in the academic world, we also give awards in our churches. I can remember seeing other children in Sunday School who wore badges that acknowledged their perfect attendance and excellence in Sunday School. While the awards recognize some children who attend Sunday School on a regular basis, there is also something communicated that may not be intended. For the child who does not “earn” one of these pins, are they less of a Christian as they mature in the faith? If one family is graced with the ability to transport their children to church so they can attend Sunday School on a regular basis, could it be understood that there are some who are just more religious than others because they had a means of transportation and others did not? Would it be possible to interpret that being a chosen one of God was something that could be earned?

This is not a new problem, but we sure need to think about our actions and what in the world we are doing in the name of Jesus.

3:1 And that’s about it, friends. Be glad in God! I don’t mind repeating what I have written in earlier letters, and I hope you don’t mind hearing it again. Better safe than sorry—so here goes.

2 Steer clear of the barking dogs, those religious busybodies, all bark and no bite. All they’re interested in is appearances. Knife-happy circumcisers, I call them. 3 The real believers are the ones the Spirit of God leads to work away at this ministry, filling the air with Christ’s praise as we do it. We couldn’t carry this off by our own efforts, and we know it— 4 even though we can list what many might think are impressive credentials. You know my pedigree: 5 a legitimate birth, circumcised on the eighth day; an Israelite from the elite tribe of Benjamin; a strict and devout adherent to God’s law; 6 a fiery defender of the purity of my religion, even to the point of persecuting Christians; a meticulous observer of everything set down in God’s law Book.

7 The very credentials these people are waving around as something special, I’m tearing up and throwing out with the trash—along with everything else I used to take credit for. And why? Because of Christ. 8 Yes, all the things I once thought were so important are gone from my life. Compared to the high privilege of knowing Christ Jesus as my Master, firsthand, everything I once thought I had going for me is insignificant—dog dung. I’ve dumped it all in the trash so that I could embrace Christ 9 and be embraced by him. I didn’t want some petty, inferior brand of righteousness that comes from keeping a list of rules when I could get the robust kind that comes from trusting Christ—God’s righteousness.

10 I gave up all that inferior stuff so I could know Christ personally, experience his resurrection power, be a partner in his suffering, and go all the way with him to death itself.  11 If there was any way to get in on the resurrection from the dead, I wanted to do it.

Some people may say that they are righteous. But they still do what is not good. What they say then is a lie. We should not believe them. A righteous person will do what is good and right.

What are some of the “right” things Christians are to be doing in the world? In history, how has “doing the right thing” caused something to happen that was very wrong? How did you parents help you learn the difference between what was right and what was wrong?   Have a Day!

In Conversation with a child:    Ask a child to tell you how they know what is right and what is wrong

Remember in Prayer: Lizzie’s family, Sheri, Deana, John, Those recovering from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Bones, Dot, Jane, Mark, Elizabeth, Kate, Chalottesville, the world and world leaders, Nan, Jean, Analea, Frank, Joanne, Jared, John, Season, Claire, Mason’s family & friends, Helen, Marj, The Toon family, The Guerra family, Sara & family, Al & Mary, Diana, Vivian, Aaron, Margaret, Marc, Sharon, Josh, Herb’s family, Lynn, Vicki, Sue

And those experiencing loss – family and friends of: Lizzy, Peggy, Logan, Dave, Jane, Mason, Bonnie, Zack, Mr. Goodman, Mary Lynn, Luis, Nita, Nancy, Edward, Doris, Angel

Prayer:    For this day and for your love, we give you thanks, O God. We thank you for bringing us to do things that are good and kind and right. Help us to stay focused on you and your ways and trust that you will lead our actions and words to accomplish what is pleasing to you. Amen

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9-15-17 Daily E-Votional

Posted September 14, 2017 by luciaoerter
Categories: God Stuff

Sunday-school-pin1Friday, Sept. 15

Philippians 3:1-11

We have grown accustomed to awards being given in schools for academic excellence. In grade school, awards may be given in the form of little stickers on a chart, or a comment, or grade on a grade card.

Later, those awards might become something more substantial like the privilege of speaking at graduation or maybe realized and awarded in the form of a full financial scholarship to a college. The intent of the awards is to encourage students to excel and stretch themselves to reach their highest potential. The students who do not receive academic awards may feel as if they have failed in some huge way and fallen short in the eyes of their families, teachers, and friends.

When you think about it, there are few, if any, awards given to those who are skilled plumbers, carpenters, and electricians. Some of these skilled workers were academically successful and some were not.

Perhaps the basics in elementary education could be taught to those who operate in the non-academic realm in a way that builds them up and gives them an appreciation for the skills they have been given.

We have also held award ceremonies in our churches. I can remember seeing other children in Sunday School who wore badges that acknowledged their perfect attendance and excellence in Sunday School. While the awards may encourage some children to attend Sunday School on a regular basis, those awards may say something quite different, and unintended, to others.

If a child does not “earn” one of these church award pins, are they less of a Christian as they mature in the faith? If one family is blessed with the ability to transport their children to church so they can attend Sunday School on a consistent basis, could it then be understood that there are some who see that they are more religious than others just because they had the means to get to church and others did not? Is it possible that one might interpret that being a chosen one of God was something that could be earned?

This is not a new problem, but we sure need to think about our actions and what in the world we are doing in the name of Jesus.

3:1 And that’s about it, friends. Be glad in God! I don’t mind repeating what I have written in earlier letters, and I hope you don’t mind hearing it again. Better safe than sorry—so here goes.

2 Steer clear of the barking dogs, those religious busybodies, all bark and no bite. All they’re interested in is appearances. Knife-happy circumcisers, I call them. 3 The real believers are the ones the Spirit of God leads to work away at this ministry, filling the air with Christ’s praise as we do it. We couldn’t carry this off by our own efforts, and we know it— 4 even though we can list what many might think are impressive credentials. You know my pedigree: 5 a legitimate birth, circumcised on the eighth day; an Israelite from the elite tribe of Benjamin; a strict and devout adherent to God’s law; 6 a fiery defender of the purity of my religion, even to the point of persecuting Christians; a meticulous observer of everything set down in God’s law Book.

7 The very credentials these people are waving around as something special, I’m tearing up and throwing out with the trash—along with everything else I used to take credit for. And why? Because of Christ. 8 Yes, all the things I once thought were so important are gone from my life. Compared to the high privilege of knowing Christ Jesus as my Master, firsthand, everything I once thought I had going for me is insignificant—dog dung. I’ve dumped it all in the trash so that I could embrace Christ 9 and be embraced by him. I didn’t want some petty, inferior brand of righteousness that comes from keeping a list of rules when I could get the robust kind that comes from trusting Christ—God’s righteousness.

10 I gave up all that inferior stuff so I could know Christ personally, experience his resurrection power, be a partner in his suffering, and go all the way with him to death itself.  11 If there was any way to get in on the resurrection from the dead, I wanted to do it.

Some people may say that they are righteous. But they still do what is not good. What they say then is a lie. We should not believe them. A righteous person will do what is good and right.

What are some of the “right” things Christians are to be doing in the world? In history, how has “doing the right thing” caused something to happen that was very wrong? How did you parents help you learn the difference between what was right and what was wrong?   Have a Day!

In Conversation with a child:    Ask a child to tell you how they know what is right and what is wrong

Remember in Prayer: Pat & Lizzie’s family, Sheri, Deana, John, Those recovering from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Bones, Dot, Jane, Mark, Elizabeth, Kate, Chalottesville, the world and world leaders, Nan, Jean, Analea, Frank, Joanne, Jared, John, Season, Claire, Mason’s family & friends, Helen, Marj, The Toon family, The Guerra family, Sara & family, Al & Mary, Diana, Vivian, Aaron, Margaret, Marc, Sharon, Josh, Herb’s family, Lynn, Vicki, Sue

And those experiencing loss – family and friends of: Lizzy, Peggy, Logan, Dave, Jane, Mason, Bonnie, Zack, Mr. Goodman, Mary Lynn, Luis, Nita, Nancy, Edward, Doris, Angel

Prayer:    For this day and for your love, we give you thanks, O God. We thank you for bringing us to do things that are good and kind and right. Help us to stay focused on you and your ways and trust that you will lead our actions and words to accomplish what is pleasing to you. Amen

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Lucia

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9-14-17 Daily E-Votional

Posted September 13, 2017 by luciaoerter
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Thursday, Sept. 14

Philippians 2:12-30

Central Presbyterian Church had a camp out at Turkey Run State Park this past weekend. The weather was beautiful and it was great to be surrounded by God’s beauty all around us. One huge gift was the difficulty in getting a good connection for phone or Wifi. That helped in staying in the midst of the beauty all around and having real time conversations with others.

On Saturday night, we had a potluck/cookout and there were salads, chips, and hotdogs and hamburgers with all the fixings. Lots of desserts and a treat of good old S’mores that probably helped wired the little children before bed. I highly, highly, highly recommend using Andes mints in place of chocolate bars on the s’mores. Soooo good! Yummy!

The little guy in the photo brought much joy to our hearts. He had no fear in getting into the action at the food table and finding exactly what he wanted. At one point he was half hidden by the cooler that almost swallowed him up.

It’s moments like watching that little guy that can do so much for a person’s heart. He was secure in his footing and his quest. I’m sure others had memories of their own childhoods or their children’s times of exploration and adventure. Like me, I’m sure that others remembered trying to take that extra little sweet treat or find that little morsel that seemed just right for the moment. What exuberant joy!Thanks to the Wards and their gift of family and adventurers.

14 Do everything readily and cheerfully—no bickering, no second-guessing allowed! 15 Go out into the world uncorrupted, a breath of fresh air in this squalid and polluted society. Provide people with a glimpse of good living and of the living God. Carry the light-giving Message into the night 16 so I’ll have good cause to be proud of you on the day that Christ returns. You’ll be living proof that I didn’t go to all this work for nothing.

It is clear to hear Paul’s joy as he shares his words of love for the church in Philippi. Paul’s hope was to be reunited with his friends there, but his time in prison brought changes to his travel plans.

When have you most experienced the “breath of fresh air” another person brings? What are some gatherings you have attended in which you have felt the joy around you? Have you felt joy in your place of work, in your school, in your neighborhood and in your church? In what ways might you take joy into the world today? Have a day!

Ask a child: Ask a child to tell you how they know a person is happy 

Remember in Prayer: Pat, Sheri, Deana, John, Those recovering from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Bones, Dot, Jane, Mark, Elizabeth, Kate, Chalottesville, the world and world leaders, Nan, Jean, Analea, Frank, Joanne, Jared, John, Season, Claire, Mason’s family & friends, Helen, Marj, The Toon family, The Guerra family, Sara & family, Al & Mary, Diana, Vivian, Aaron, Margaret, Marc, Sharon, Josh, Herb’s family, Lynn, Vicki, Sue

Prayer Request:  Prayers for Pat, grandmother, and Steve and Sherry, parents, in the loss of Lizzy. Lizzy died on Tuesday after some years of chemo for Welms tumor. Prayers for all in the loss of this little one.

And those experiencing loss – family and friends of: Lizzy, Peggy, Logan, Dave, Jane, Mason, Bonnie, Zack, Mr. Goodman, Mary Lynn, Luis, Nita, Nancy, Edward, Doris, Angel

Prayer: Holy God, we begin this day in you. We thank you for surrounding us with your love and care. By our actions and our words, may others observe us as very joy-filled, giving and neighborly people. Amen

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