October 13, 2015

A Promise For the Journey (Based on Hebrews 4: 12-16)

Though we are not perfect, a Perfect Love leads us on.

Though we are not whole, we are wholly the children of a Living God.

Though we will never be fully grown, when we groan our groans reach a Heart of Mercy.

Pastor Tanner will be our preacher on Sunday. Her sermon will be “Rethinking What We Want.” The central Scripture will be Mark 10: 35-45.

Prayers of the Congregation

  • Steve and Carol Leichter (Steve is currently in Alta Bates Hospital)
  • Edie Parrott as she continues to recuperate
  • Jim Jefferey (Surgery next week)
  • Joni Nomura, LCC Teacher (recuperating from a fall at work)
  • Larry Sims for his family
  • Joan Thatcher, health concerns
  • Marie Johnson for Shari, Matthew, Dilcie, Cameron, her family and herself
  • Marie Tuggle for Anthony and Robert
  • Rowena Jackson for her daughter Diane
  • Celestine Bennett as she cares for her sister
  • Pat Hughes for her sister-in-law Florence and family
  • Ted and Doris Evans and family
  • Myra Saxton and Lucille Riggins
  • Ben Maruca as he prepares for his scientific endeavors in Anartica
  • The Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty and the family of the Reverend Steve Case, a longtime American Baptist Minister, as they mourn his death
  • Sean Norman and all the homeless residents of our neighborhood
  • Thanksgiving with Jennifer Pancoe and Chad Gurney as their wedding day, October 17, approaches
  • Thanksgiving with Pastor Allison for her newest nephew (Prayers requested for the new parents!)
  • Thanksgiving for the ministry of the Evergreen Baptist Association and its member congregations
  • Thanksgiving for the ministry of the Baptist Peace Fellowship
  • Thanksgiving for the ministry of the Samaritan Neighborhood Center
  • Thanksgiving with James and Jewelle Gibbs on the recognition of their service to the Museum of the African Diaspora
  • Thanksgiving for the Seafarers Ministry of the Golden Gate
  • Thanksgiving for the ministry of the Correctional Institutions Chaplaincy
  • Thanksgiving for all our new members
  • Thanksgiving for the community ministry of Matthew Henry in Pendleton, OR
  • Thanksgiving with Paul Templeton for everyday heroes