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This week's Community Joys and Concerns

Dear friends,

As you read this, I am taking time away for sabbath and renewal. Thank you to our staff, and to each of you for all your blessings and support; I can't wait to be back with you next Sunday!



Among our Concerns

  • Susan Pearson and her continued back pain.

  • Angelique Butler, who is recovering from a knee injury.

  • Steven Lynd, a new(er) friend of our community whose open heart surgery was a success. We pray for him as he begins his road of recovery.

  • Mark Housman, who will continue his recovery after returning home after a stint in physical rehab.

  • Larry Mosher and his spouse, Susie Mosher.

  • September Petersen

  • Charlene Housman

  • Steve Johnson

  • Bear, Melanie Peabody's partner

  • Daniel Davis, friend of Susan Pearson

  • Rachel Morford, daughter of Mary Morford

  • We pray for our homebound friends, Helen Bosley, Harry and Margaret Lobberegt, Jane Nelson, Marylu and Joseph Mills and Jim and Kay Thompson.

  • We give God thanks for the life of Elaine Jonson and lift up all her friends and loved ones grieving her death on September 4th.

Among our local and global community concerns:

  • We pray for those in harm's way in Washington and the surrounding region due to wildfires. Please pray for all of life as we grapple with the challenges set before because of human-caused climate change.

  • We pray for all who are living currently at the village on 6th and Orchard; pray for peace in the midst of the many circumstances in which those experiencing houselessness endure. We also pray for a renewed sense of urgency in our city, neighborhood, and congregation in our work to secure housing as a right for all human beings.

  • This week, we lift up our Global Ministries partners in Puerto Rico.


If you'd like to share a prayer joy or concern, please contact Pastor Doug at or by calling the church office. Please indicate whether your prayer is to be shared publicly, or if you'd like it to be kept private.

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