A strange weekend awaits us. I am thinking of and praying for you all. Our member, The Reverend Dr. Linda Moody, who lives in Southern California, sent me this prayer this morning. The president of Cal State Northridge, where she is in the administration, sent it to her. It is from the 1928 Book of Common Prayer.
In Time of Great Sickness and Mortality.
O MOST mighty and merciful God, in this time of grievous sickness, we flee unto thee for succour. Deliver us, we beseech thee, from our peril; give strength and skill to all those who minister to the sick; prosper the means made use of for their cure; and grant that, perceiving how frail and uncertain our life is, we may apply our hearts unto that heavenly wisdom which leadeth to eternal life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
I trust that you will be able to join in one, or all, of this weekends, virtual gatherings.
For a schedule of all our online studies, prayer gatherings and worship services go to www.labcoakland.org
Saturday at 10:00 – Prayer Time with Pastor Carolyn
Sunday at 10:00 – Worship, Music and the Spoken Word lifting up the enduring message of the 23rd Psalm
Sunday at 11:45 – Bible Study with Pastor Carolyn