September 12, 2017

Dear LABC,

Each Monday as I sit at my desk and do a mental review of the ministry of our congregation in the week gone by I am reminded that, as followers of Jesus Christ, we are making a difference in the world. We do so through prophetic action, charitable work, caring presence,  spiritual practice, educational endeavor and joyous gathering. This Monday is no different. I am grateful.

September 11 is a day of remembering in our nation. We honor the lives lost and the courageous service rendered sixteen years ago. It is also a day to remember that there is much enmity in the human race and to pray:  O God, the Parent of all, whose Son commanded us to love our enemies; lead them and us from prejudice to truth; deliver them and us from hatred, cruelty and revenge; and in your good time enable us all to stand reconciled before you; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (Book of Common Prayer)

I look forward to seeing you all at Homecoming Worship (John Giles will preach) and the Homecoming Luncheon (Long Range Plan presented) this Sunday. Between now and then Karen and I will help Kristen, David and boys move to Oregon. Thank you for all the love you have shown them as they prepare for this big transition.

Requesting Prayer:

Cecil White and Ruben Artery, Karen Hopkins, Jeanne Robinson, The Brown family, Michael Hammer, Robert Wilkins, Larry Sims, Sydney Webster, Mary Karne, Mary Anderson, Ann Fields, Zondra Martin, Alodia Corpuz, Eddie Parrott, All affected by storms and fires, Our students, Our teachers, Dale Edmondson, Sharon Gordon and Louis Greer, Sheila Sims, George Lee, Anthony Marshall and Leslyn Henry, Marie Johnson, Alean Saunders-Coffey, Kay Baxter, Julio Cash, Carol Bartlett, Camille and Warren Parker

We are grateful that Barbara Bowman was able to be with us in worship.

If you would represent Lakeshore at OCO’s 4oth Anniversary dinner this Sunday night at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Ascension please let me know via email – jim@labcoakland.org

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