January 20, 2015

Dear Lakeshore,

I trust that your MLK Weekend was both meaningful and enjoyable. I trust that the week ahead will have just the right mix of work, rest, challenge and calm.

The Annual Meeting of LABC will be this coming Sunday after worship. I trust you will be able to attend as we remember our members and friends who died in 2014 and as we receive the Annual Report which Mary Alice so skillfully and carefully assembles for us. This will be the first Annual meeting under the leadership of our new Moderator, Leon Taylor.

On Sunday i will conclude my “Four Essential Prayers for 2015” sermon series. This week we lift up the prayer of faith found in Daniel 9:18, “When we present our petition before you, we rely not on our just deeds, but on your great mercy.” (New American Bible

The Four Essential Prayers Are:

  • Guidance  – “Teach us what we should do.”
  • Understanding –  “Is there significance to our struggle?”
  • Vision – “Let us see the good land.”
  • Faith – “Our trust is in your mercy.”

Jim H.

The Prayers of the Congregation

  • Thanksgiving with the Leichter family on the birth of Tiffany Abby Leichter (Daughter of Sam and Jennifer)
  • Wally Bryen for the daughter of his boss at Packard Children’s Hospital (diagnosed with a brain tumor)
  • Angela Sherman for her friend Brian and family (Brian’s uncle is terminally ill.)
  • All who are fighting the flu
  • Jeanne Robinson for her niece Kristen Fry (health concerns)
  • Marie Johnson as she recuperates from a broken ankle
  • Jim Gibbs as he recuperates from surgery
  • Tyrone Mack for his landlord, Mrs. Moore
  • Alean Saunders-Coffey for the Reddick and Pantoja famiiles
  • Doris and Ted Evans
  • Larry Sims for his brother Leslie
  • Pastor Tanner for her sister Jenny as she prepares to adopt a child
  • All who are grieving
  • Prayers that our nation would be healed from the disease of racism
  • Thanksgiving for the ministry of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty
  • Kay Baxter-Reid for Stacey, Jamie and herself
  • Phil and Gloria Meads for Carolyn, Karen, June, Katrina and Baby, Alecia
  • Teresa Hopkins for her mother