Praying With the People

Our Joys and Concerns from Sunday July 16th were:

Lois Ville with gratitude that her brother-i-law, Lee;’s heart surgery went well and thanks for our prayers as well as the good work of doctors, caregivers and family who supported and cared for him

Katharina Borchert for her friend, Pam, who is a missionary in Burma and has started a school that is in need of government permission to build on the land they purchased for the school.

Our continued Joys and Concerns:

  • Prayers of thankfulness and gratitude for our denominational biennial conference: The American Baptist Biennial Mission Summit. Lots of hard working went into creating a wonderful experience for all
  • Prayers for Cole and his family – especially his siblings
  • Prayers for immigrants and refugees escaping to the United States, may we welcome them with open arms
  • Continued prayers for Sean Cervera who is home and healthy after recovering from heart surgery
  • For Chuck and Nancy Syverson and for healing for Chuck
  • For Thelma Parodi on hospice care at home
  • For Joanne Jones living at University House, Issaquah, WA
  • For Janet Maxwell in the Health Unit at The Terraces
  • For Steven Shepard as he faces life’s challenges and for Carolyn as she supports him
  • For Paul Tuan recovering at home from heart problems
  • For Alex Spiridon at Palm Villas in Redwood City; for Nana as she manages his care (please check with her before going to visit)
  • For E. Y. Fung in assisted living in Carmel Valley
  • For Marcia Heydon, Jean Anderson, and Ruth Owen
  • For Dan Chetti, who teaches at the Arab Baptist Seminary, and Sarah Chetti, who works with the Center for Ministry for Migrant Domestic Workers, in Lebanon
  • For Dan and Sharon Buttry in global peacemaking
  • For Ramesh Kumar and the ministry of Balasore Technical School in India
  • For Gavin Grimm and others working for justice for transgendered people
  • For the homeless and for all who are without adequate shelter in this winter season
  • For justice for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
  • For an end to racial injustice and unrest throughout our land
  • For our sister church in Corinto, Nicaragua
  • For the work of Ten Books A Home
  • For the work of Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco
  • For the ministry of the American Baptist Seminary of the West
  • For Ruriko Uda’s congregation, Izumi Parktown Church, in Sendai, Japan
  • For the work of Correctional Institutions Chaplaincy of Santa Clara County
  • For the work of EHP and the Opportunity Center with the homeless and hungry
  • For the ministry of Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America/Bautistas por la Paz
  • For refugees and displaced persons everywhere, for victims of disasters and for the wonderful work of Church World Service and the American Baptist Relief Office
  • For the well-being of our church; wisdom and guidance for our leaders and future
  • For the economies of which we are a part (global, national, state, and local)
  • For the peoples of the world striving for freedom and dignity

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