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This week's community joys and concerns from June 4, 2023

Among our Joys:

  • Relay for Life - join a team, announcement at the end of worship from Bill McDaniel

  • Pride Sunday, celebrating God's love for all of God's children, will be Sunday, June 25th. Be sure to wear your most vibrant colors and fabulous attire; we'll have fun embracing God's presence in all the expressions of human life and love.

Among our concerns, we continue praying for:

  • Holly Fredricks, who is undergoing a series of medical tests, and

  • Margo Christiansen, who is struggling with health issues.

  • Pat McDaniel

  • Mel Peabody's partner, Bear

  • Rachel Morford

  • And for our homebound friends, Helen Bosley, Harry and Margaret Lobberegt, Jane Nelson, Kay Thompson, and Marylu and Joseph Mills.We lift up all the loved ones:

Among our local and global community concerns:

  • We continue to pray for all in harm's ways in the midst of war and the threat of war around the world, including Ukraine, Syria, and Taiwan.

  • We continue to pray for the village on 6th and Orchard, for those living there, for those in need of shelter and community around the city, and for the staff, volunteers, and all who have a hand in caring for the most vulnerable among our own community in the Tacoma area.

  • We pray for our Global Ministries Partners, this week in Indonesia.

  • The Executive Director of The Institute for Interfaith Dialogue in Indonesia , Reverend A. Elga Joan Sarapung, writes this: "I was born in 1991. It was the first interfaith institution in Indonesia that respected and involved all religions and beliefs in Indonesia, not only the six religions that are recognized by the government (Islam, Protestant Christianity, Catholic Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Confucianism).

  • In the current context, there are several things that are our main focus, apart from matters related to the upcoming general election. Namely: a) managing and interpreting differences; b) strengthening lobbying and advocacy networks for Freedom of Religion and Belief (FoRB) issues; c) encouraging and strengthening the enthusiasm of leaders of religions and beliefs including women’s and youth organizations in their respective religious and belief institutions for the two issues above, as well as the issue of human trafficking and climate change.

  • We pray for the Institute for Interfaith Dialogue, and for all engaged in this meaningful work in Indonesia.


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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