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This week's community joys and concerns from September 10, 2023

Among our joys,

  • Coffee hour is back! Thanks to our coordinator, Susan Pearson. She is looking for volunteers to help supply goodies - be they homemade or store bought. Please look for Susan after worship and sign up. And join us after worship for a blessing of this new cart, and for our inaugural coffee and cookie time!

Among our concerns, we pray for:

  • Laura Riccholt, who I learned this morning is in the hospital and in need of our prayers. I understand she is with us this morning online, so Laura, know your spiritual community is with you in spirit and holding in our prayers as you receive care this morning.

  • Mary Morford's daughter, Rachel, who is someone we have lifted up regularly who has been enduring a long battle with cancer. Mary's family learned last week that Rachel's health is in a particularly fragile state, so we continue to pray for her, and for all her family during this difficult time.

  • We lift Mel, her wife, Bear, and their entire family in tender and sacred time as Bear continues palliative care. We also pray for Mel's granddaughter who is dealing with some new troubling health concerns.

  • Esther Woodcock's brother, Paul, who learned this week that he has stage 4 pancreatic cancer

  • Martha's friends with health complications, Teresa and Margo

  • For all our homebound friends, for Harry and Margaret Lobberegt, Helen Bosley, Marylu and Joseph Mills and Jane Nelson.

Among our local and global community concerns:

  • We pray for the friends and family of the 2,000 victims and counting of the recent earthquake the devastated Marrakech. We pray for this community as they continue to search for survivors, care for the wounded, and recover from this massive natural disaster.

  • We lift up those in harm's way due to political unrest and the warring ways of humans, in Niger, Afghanistan, Ukraine, North Korea, Bangladesh, and many more.

  • We lift up those recovering from Hurricane Idahlia, and for those preparing for Hurricane Lee.

  • We also pray for the community living here on 6th and Orchard at the Tiny House Village. We ask for God's comfort and peace to fill the spirits of all those who find themselves alone or without the fuel they need for this day, and for God to continue to awake those of us with resources and time to share to use what we have to healing of our community in every sense of the word.

  • We lift up our Global Ministries partners, this week, in India.


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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