Praying With the People

Our Joys and Concerns for this week include:

  • Birthday joys for Don Ha (August 3) and Clara Ramirez (August 12)
  • Lois Ville with thanksgiving for the life and testimony of Thelma Parodi
  • Melanie Ramirez glad to be back in worship after lots of “summer stuff” and a wonderful family trip to Yellowstone
  • Caroline Shepard happy for the presence of her brother Charlie and niece in worship
  • For the family and friends of American Baptist Rev. James Chuck who recently passed away
  • For our church in this time of turmoil with City permitting
  • For the family and friends of David Bartlett as he continues to live with the effects of a severe stroke
  • For Chris Wade (the attorney who has been helping the church) who was injured in a riding accident last weekend
  • For Susan Gillies, former ABC-USA Interim General Secretary, with health concerns
  • For Tripp Fuller, who was recently terminated from his position in Los Angeles and for their baby son, Haven, who has been hospitalized with health concerns  (Update: Haven is home and doing better)

Our continued Joys and Concerns:

  • 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.
  • 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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