March 10, 2015

As part of her March 8 sermon, “A Commitment to Confession,” Pastor Tanner shared the following confession of faith and urged each of us to think about writing our own faith confessions.

Allison’s Confession of Faith

I believe in God the Creator – holy, good, and worthy of our worship,
who crafted humans in the divine image of God,
unique and beloved creatures called to care for all of creation
and co-create the reign of God here on earth.

I believe in Jesus the Christ, the Revealer of God’s love and forgiveness
who teaches inclusion, examples sacrifice, and reveals the triumphant power of love,
whose life, death and resurrection unite us with God.

I believe in God the Spirit, who lives within us and all around us,
continually urging us to open ourselves to God’s presence in our midst
comforting us in times of trouble and stirring us to bring change to our troubled world.

I believe in the People of God, God’s representatives here on earth
who are to be emissaries of God’s love, who are to embody justice and mercy
who are to practice forgiveness, and are to work out our salvation in community.

I believe in Grace,
God-infused and Jesus-embodied, shared with the world through God’s Spirit,
offered freely and embraced by the People of God,
who proclaim Grace and practice Grace in their communities

Prayers of the Congregation

  • Marcia Patton,  our Evergreen Baptist Association Executive Minister as she mourns the death of her father
  • Karen Okusu as she cares for her mom and mourns the death of her uncle
  • Paul (President of ABSW) and Agnes Martin as they mourn the death of Agnes’ sister
  • Tyrone Mack for his wife Latrice who is home from the hospital
  • Mary Alice and Abe Cirimele for their son Tristan who is home after being hospitalized
  • Sydney Webster for her dad Bill who is home after being hospitalized
  • Teresa Hopkins for her mom Karen who is home after heart surgery
  • Pastor Jim for Karen who is home following shoulder surgery
  • Larry Hutchings and Dennis Clark for the their mothers and for themselves
  • Larry Sims for his family
  • Katrina Lau for her father
  • Ann Fields for Bertha Miller in the Piedmont Gardens SNF
  • The peace of our city
  • A solution to global problem of terrorism in the name of religion
  • Joni Nomura for her cousin
  • Darlene Scott
  • Thanksgiving with Chuck Johnston on the birth of his great-nephew Kellen
  • Cecil White for his sister Judeana
  • Dale and Alice Edmondson for Borden Price (Piedmont Gardens SNF)
  • Kay Baxter for her family
  • Thanksgiving with Micky (Vice-President of ABSW) and Doug Holmes on the birth of their first granddaughter
  • All our shut-ins

Coming Events

  • Thursday, March 12, 6:30 pm & Friday, March 13, 9:30 am, “Addressing Extreme Poverty,” Drexler Lectures at ABSW
  • Saturday, March 14, 12:30 pm, Forever Young
  • Sunday, March 15, 10:00 LABC Worship Service, Pastor Hopkins Preaching, “A Workout In the Gym of Generosity”
  • Sunday, March 15, 2:00 pm, “Stand and Sing for Justice, Mandana Green (corner of Lakeshore and Mandana)