March 3, 2015

Dear Lakeshore,

Pastor Allison here, filling in for Jim while he is taking care of Karen, undergoing shoulder surgery.

As we continue journeying through Lent, we will continue with the  sermon series “If It Doesn’t Challenge You, It Doesn’t Change You.” This Sunday we will look at Luke 12: 4-12 and what it means “to acknowledge Jesus before others.” While Baptists are not mandated to adhere to specific confessions of faith, that doesn’t mean we are off the hook for taking Jesus’ admonition to heart. What does it mean, then, for Baptists to make a commitment to confession?

As we continue journeying through Women’s History Month, we will acknowledge the acheivements of one of our own, Dr. Jewelle Taylor-Gibbs, by presenting her with a proclaimation from Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s office.

Following worship, we will continue our Forum  series on “Living Well, Dying Well.” The Reverend Dr. Peter Yuichi-Clark, Director of Pastoral Care at UCSF and Professor of Pastoral Care at ABSW, will return to discuss medical considerations connected to preparing for a good death, including completing a Medical Healthcare Directive. The Adult Bible Class and the Grief and Loss Group will also meet following worship.

Prayers of the Congregation

  • Karen Hopkins, undergoing  shoulder surgery today
  • Teresa Hopkins for her mom, Karen Gill, who is scheduled to have  open heart surgery tomorrow
  • Tyrone Mack for Latrice (hospitalized), TJ’s uncle (hospitalized) and Mrs. Moore
  • Karen Okusu and her mom as they grieve
  • The many ministries of LABC and OFBC
  • Darlene Scott, recovering from a fall
  • Linda Earl as she mourns
  • George Lee for his neighbors, the Na family
  • Sandra Lee for her brother Victor following an automobile accident and for Daisy, the sister of a co-worker
  • Joan Thatcher for the Grand Lake Gardens community
  • Helen Tregle for her husband
  • Steve and Carol Leichter
  • The Evans, Edwards and Leche families
  • Kay Baxter for Jamie, Stacey and herself
  • Zondra Martin for her family
  • Ann Fields for her family
  • Pastor Tanner for her family
  • Larry Sims for his family
  • Mikki Boyd for her father
  • Alean Saunders-Coffey for the Saunders family
  • Mary Karne for the world’s refugees
  • Georgia Upshaw for her brother and family and for her friend Ginny
  • Cecil White for Sr. Judeana, recovering from a broken ankle
  • Dale Edmondson for Bordon Price at Piedmont Gardens
  • Sydney Webster for her dad
  • Pam and John Claassen for their grandchildren at Star of the Sea School in SF
  • Dwight Dickerson for the Dees-Dickerson family who mourn the passing of their mother/grandmother, Evelyn Dees
  • Paige Bence and John Lee for their friend Luz who has been ill
  • Phil and Gloria Meads for June, Billy, Caroline and Jean
  • Bjoe Morris for a new place to live
  • Larry Hutchings in the face of many transitions
  • Dick Huber, former MMBB representative and current ABSW Trustee, who has been hospitalized
  • Skip Keller as he prepares to help his dad move to the Bay Area