May 30, 2012

Pentecost Greetings!

May the Spirit of God continue to breath new life into us – and may we continue to celebrate the presence of the Spirit in our lives and our communities!

This coming Sunday we will explore the spiritual practice of service.  Our Scripture will be Luke 10:25-37, the parable of the Good Samaritan.  Despite how familar this story is, it continues to raise the perplexing question, “Who is my neighbor?”  It is in answering this question again and again that we continue to examine the role of service in our lives and to take seriously Jesus’ command to “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

This coming Sunday is also Lakeshore’s 30th Annual Hunger Walk, an opportunity for us to put into practice acts of service.  If you are planning to walk, gather on the church steps following worship.  Feel free to wear turquoise t-shirts and tennis shoes to church!  I look forward to worshiping and walking, celebrating and serving with you on Sunday.

Peace,

Allison

Prayers of the Congregation

  • Dick Ice – health concerns
  • Esther Hargis and Marty Olney – Esther is preparing for cancer treatments
  • Michael Sumrall who is mourning the loss of his cousin
  • All who are looking for work
  • Helen Harrison for Karen Casey
  • Carol and Steve Leichter – traveling home from Minnesota
  • Debra Dizin for Lisa with undiagnosed health concerns
  • Mary Karne for her daughter Maryla whose husband recently passed away
  • Grand Lake Gardens in a time of transition
  • The Sims family
  • Shirley Jones as she prepares to move
  • Cecil White as he mourns a childhood friend and for Ruthann (the widow of his friend)
  • Ann Fields for Tamera, Leslie, Scott and Bryan
  • Toni Daniels for Jullien and Pamela, and for herself and her husband
  • Chris Boisvert for his mom and his friend Christian
  • Pia for her family
  • Kim Williams for gratitude and hope
  • Reid Albano recovering from injuries from a mine explosion in Afghanistan
  • Pat Hughes for Patti (daughter-in-law) in treatment for breast cancer and Richard (brother) in hospice care
  • Phil and Gloria Meads for Jon and John looking for work and for Max Powers
  • Jim Hopkins for the family and friends of Joseph Omajare