June 6, 2017

Dear LABC,

A report from Sunday:

Pentecost: The season has begun and is ongoing. A key question – “What is the Spirit whispering to LABC?”

Hunger Walk: What a great turnout. We need to be proud of all the ministry we have supported over the 35 years of this endeavor.

Warriors: Nice win but Lebron James is, in and of himself, a formidable opponent. Beware of over-confidence.

Looking ahead:

This Sunday we honor our graduates and promotees. Carrying the lessons of last Sunday with us to the Sunday ahead let us

  • With joy and hope, believe that the Spirit will, in amazing ways, lead those we are honoring.
  • With appreciation, give thanks for the ways they shape our community right now.
  • With caution and concern, pray for them for there are significant foes and obstacles “out there.”

Prayers of the congregation

  • Jo and Dave Robinson as she recuperates from surgery
  • Skip Keller as he recuperates from surgery
  • Louis Greer (Summit Hospital)
  • All who live with trauma, despair, depression and anxiety
  • All who are traveling
  • George Harper for Bobbie Revere (Kaiser Hospital)
  • Marian Ott (health concerns)
  • Pastor Brian Woodson (Oakland Christian Connection) for his daughter, Harmony
  • Pastor Peter Lee (First Chinese Baptist SF) and Lydia as they mourn the death of their daughter
  • Pastor Ken Chambers (Westside Baptist) for his god-mother (hospice care)
  • Katrina Lau
  • Larry Sims for his family
  • The Wilkinson Family for Gloria Joseph
  • Anthony Marshall (Kaiser Acute Care, San Leandro)
  • The leadership of Congresswoman Barbara Lee
  • The Reverend Patricia Hernandez, American Baptist Women in Ministry, as she mourns the death of her husband, Dr. Whitney Shiner
  • Dale and Alice Edmonson for Leomarie Lind
  • Gloria and Phil Meads for Billy
  • Larry Hutchings for friend, David (hospice care)
  • Rowena Jackson, Gordon White, Irene Jennings (Piedmont Gardens SNF)
  • Kay Baxter for sister Vee (job interviews)
  • Thanksgiving for the Voices of Lakeshore, the Lakeshore Handbell Ensemble, Mikki Boyd, Stan Fong and Carolyn Matthews
  • Lloyd Scott and Doris (fiancé)
  • Toni Daniels
  • Margaret Olodoja
  • Terecita Arciaga, LCC Teacher (health concerns)
  • Thanksgiving with Paul Keener and family that he is recuperating well
  • The people of the many violence torn nations of the world
  • The people of Israel and Palestine on the 50th anniversary of Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip