July 31, 2012

This coming Sunday the Lakeshore family will worship in two different locations. Some of us will be at the Church Retreat at Redwood Glen and some us will gather at LABC. Communion will be part of both services.

I will return from the retreat on Saturday evening in order to be at Lakeshore on Sunday morning. The title of my sermon will br “We Are What We Eat.” The Old Testament text is Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15 and the New Testament text is John 6: 24-35. In both texts “bread from heaven” is a central theme. As the texts describe this bread from heaven, as the faithful have experienced it in history, and as we experience it in Communion, this bread is physical and spiritual, received and given, temporal and eternal. I look forward to sharing the Bread of Heaven with you.

Prayers of the Congregation

  • Pat Hughes on the death of her brother, Richard Heaton. His memorial service will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Denver, Colorado this coming Saturday.
  • Paul Martin (President of ABSW) and family on the death of his son
  • Arnold Anderson – Eden Hospital
  • Virginia Cheatham – Piedmont Gardens SNF
  • Gordon White – Piedmont Gardens SNF
  • Bette Pancoe
  • John Taylor
  • Mary Karne for he cousins Sharon and Jim
  • Barry Breaux for his mother
  • Al Johnson and Roy Browner, continuing to get settled in Southern California
  • Our youth and their leaders as they return from Washington DC
  • A safe and wonderful Church Retreat
  • Steve and Carol Leichter
  • Helen Harrison for Chris Buckingham and Ty Whitehead
  • Ann Fields for Scott Bryan and Bertha
  • Edna Dorenzo
  • Virginia Damretsky
  • All who turn to the church for assistance
  • Zondra Martin for her family
  • Paige Bence for her sister and family
  • Toni Gordon-Bradley for her family
  • Phil and Gloria Meads for Vincent, May, Dell and Jon
  • The people of Syria
  • Ongoing gratitude for the life and ministry of Rod Romney
  • Thanksgiving for the life of longtime American Baptist missionary to India and Thailand Miriam Robinson