Prayers With The People

Our Joys and Concerns for this week include:

  • Carolyn Shepard for a trip that she and Steven made this week to Point Reyes to celebrate the historical recognition of Drake’s landing in 1569; the coming of the Spaniards in 1700s; and the life and culture of the Miwok natives
  • Doug Lee for the visit of a friend from China who worshiped with us
  • Melanie Ramirez for dinner with her mother and brother; for an upcoming visit with her dad when Daniel plays his last band competition this Saturday
  • Chip Clark for a fundraising activity for the Movember Foundation he will participating in this November for men’s health
  • Laurie Cudworth for her niece, Debbie, who is having surgery; for father, Jack, recovering from surgery and for her mother who is living with cancer
  • Pastor Rick for Hugh Satterlee who has been hospitalized at Kaiser in Redwood City; for  Thelma Parodi who is in the health unit at the Terraces; for the family and friends of Nedra Hathaway (mother of Karen Hopkins and mother-in-law of Jim) who died this week in Oakland
  • For wisdom and civility in this election cycle in the USA

Each Tuesday through November 8, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (see is inviting us please to pray regarding the following themes:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 4 — “decency,” or polite, moral and honest behavior and attitudes that show respect for other people.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 11 — “understanding,” or the knowledge and ability required to make reasoned judgements about particular situations or subjects.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 18“wisdom,” or the insight necessary to consider candidates’ rhetoric and positions and make sense of comparing them.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 25 — “prudence,” or the application of careful good judgement when considering candidates’ platforms, positions and behavior.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 1 — “discernment,” or the ability to look at different perspectives with clear-minded objectivity to determine solutions focused on fairness and justice.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 8 — “courage,” or the ability to see things in a new way, consequently considering a choice or action different from one previously decided.