May 27, 2014

Dear Lakeshore,

Though it is not yet officially summer, the unofficial beginning of summer, Memorial Day, is past and the traditional celebration of the beginning of summer at LABC, The Anne Anderson Memorial Hunger Walk, takes place this Sunday following worship. I hope many of you are planning to join my grandsons, Dash and Henry, and the extended Hopkins family, for the stroll around the lake. Many first time walkers are needed this year as two of the families I associate with the Hunger Walk, the Sims and the Nesbitts, will be at the graduation ceremonies of Bishop O’Dowd High School as Rachael and Channing are graduating!

Our preacher this Sunday will be our Seminarian in Residence, Sydney Webster. Sydney is preaching as part of the “What Communion Means to Me” series that Pastor Tanner inaugurated so eloquently in May. Sydney’s text will be Luke 7: 36-50, the story of a sinful woman forgiven.

I need to call the Alameda County Courthouse in Hayward in a few minutes to see if I need to report to jury duty on Tuesday afternoon so let me again say see you Sunday and devote my attention to the prayer list.

Peace,
Jim H.

Prayers of the Congregation

  • Marie Johnson for Dahlia, Oma (Marian) and several friends who are fighting fierce battles
  • Phil and Gloria Meads and Cindy Nelson for June & Billy, Max, Deanna
  • Cordia Lee for children as they pursue their dreams, the daughter of Mary Harris, the Alta Bates Hospital system, and herself
  • Kay Baxter for Stacey (in Virginia), Jamie ( in Oakland) and herself
  • Sandra Dunn for her father
  • Jim Cheatham for his mom (hospice care) and his wife (recuperating from surgery).
  • Ken Kirkey for his father
  • Sheryl Gattey for her mom
  • Shirley Jones
  • Joan Thatcher, ongoing medical concerns
  • Trish Mahoney, for her family and herself
  • Margaret Oladoja, for her family and herself
  • Ratna Singh for her family and herself
  • Ann Fields for her family
  • Peg Shaw
  • All who are seeking employment
  • George and Sylvia Lee
  • Steve and Carol Leichter
  • Jewelle and James Gibbs for their son Geoffrey & wife Cristina  and family on the death of Cristina’s mother
  • Edna Anabuz (visitor from Pennsylvania) for her son Philip and nephew Dupree
  • Tina Dright for a neighborhood concern
  • Geetha Thaker for her mother who is hospitalized once again
  • Katrina Lau for her grandmother
  • Jeanne Robinson for her daughter in law, Jo
  • David Ferguson, Director of Open Door Mission, seriously ill
  • Sarah Hogan (Pastor Hopkins’ sister) and family for Jim Golf
  • Wally Bryen for his sister and brother
  • The grieving families of the University of California, Santa Barbara in the aftermath of the shootings and stabbings their
  • All our Shut-ins
  • The safe return of the kidnapped Nigerian school girls
  • All who are incarcerated
  • The world’s refugees
  • Thanksgiving with the Sims family on Rachael’s graduation from Bishop O’Dowd High School
  • Thanksgiving with the Nesbitt family on Channing’s graduation from Bishop O’Dowd High School
  • Thanksgiving with Ted and Doris Evans on their 72nd Anniversary
  • Thanksgiving for the work of Oakland Community Organizations for the well being of all the households of Oakland
  • Thanksgiving for the work of PICO California for all well being of all the households of California
  • Thanksgiving for all who have walked, pledged and supported the LABC Hunger Walk over its almost 30 years of making a difference