Praying With the People

Our Joys and Concerns for this week include:

Kathy Gilliam happy to have Thelma Parodi in worship with us

Celebrating with Lois Ville the joy of her granddaughters

Laurie Cudworth for a her father, Jack, celebrating his 86th birthday; for Blake, who will be traveling to a Los Angeles to participate in a school work project

For Chris Dodson who is sick again after just recovering from pneumonia

Thelma Parodi for the joy of being in worship; for the many good things happening in her life, including her aide, Carolina, receiving her US citizenship and daughter-in-law, Amy’s selection as one of the top 10 women in America from the organization, Emerge

Sermon: Border Crossing

BORDER CROSSINGS

A sermon preached by
Rev. Dr. Randle R. (Rick) Mixon
First Baptist Church, Palo Alto, CA
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Text:  John 4:5-42

We’re hearing a lot of heated rhetoric these days about borders. The debate is centered primarily around security and safety. There is a lot of concern about who should be on which side of a given border. Who is a threat? Who is an enemy? Who is undesirable? Who has the right to belong and who is a usurper?

There was a time in my life when I would have gotten right in the middle of such a conflict. The old debater in me loved a good argument and the self-righteous side of me would have yielded to a belief that I had a corner on the truth. However, the older I get, the less inclined I am to want to do battle. I’d much rather try to figure out a way to reconciliation and peace. Continue reading Sermon: Border Crossing

Prayers With the People

Pastor Rick for Aki Poon and William Price who were married in out sanctuary last Thursday

Melanie Ramirez for Daniel, who, after some setbacks, is healing and back in school

Laurie Cudworth for a friend, Jill, who is on her second round of radiation for a brain tumor

Barbara Hing for healing from a cold virus that has been running through her family; for new long-term tenants for their rental

Carolyn for Soo Kim and Doug Lee as they travel to New York and Paris

For Charlotte Jackson as she travels to Cleveland to see her grandchildren

Chip Clark for a solution to a roach problem

Joys and Concerns

Our Joys and Concerns for this week include:

Birthday Joys for Reese Probst (March 8), Sachiko Berry (March 9), Soo Kim (March 10), Mary Granholm (March 13)

For Lucille Towner who is free of her neck brace and will be engaged in several weeks of physical therapy

Laurie Cudworth for a friend, Scott, recovering from back surgery; for their daughter, Ariana, who has move to MI with her fiancé

For Gregory whose car was hit (while parked near his apartment) and was totaled.

Jennifer Morales for her mother in TX who is recovering from open heart surgery

For Gavin Grimm and others working for justice for transgendered people

Lois Ville for her brother-in-law, LeRoy, anticipating 3 surgeries; for Paul and Sachiko at home recovering from pneumonia

Melanie Ramirez for Daniel, who had a cyst removed from his back and has been recovering at home

Jane Chin for Jin’s sister, Janie, whose health is improving

Prayers With the People

Our Joys and Concerns for this week include:

Birthday Joys for Fred Hillier and Elizabeth Ramirez (March 4), Hugh Satterlee and Mary Sawyer (March 7)

Chuck and Nancy Syverson for our warm hospitality the past month as the return to MA; in constant prayer for FBCPA

Laurie Cudworth for her mother, Charlotte, celebrating her 92nd birthday this week

Lynn Hunwick for Black History Month remembrance of the great American singer, Marian Anderson, who sang for 75,000 at the Lincoln Memorial after having been denied Constitution Hall by the DAR

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Joys and Concerns

Our Joys and Concerns for this week include:

Birthday Joys for Betsy Koester (February 22), Oscar Ramirez (February 23), Madison Oatley (February 26)

Laurie Cudworth for visits with both their sons, Blake and Jordan this past weekend

Elizabeth Ramirez for Oscar who will be celebrating his 21st birthday this week

Jane Chin for a great trip to India and Dubai with concern for the effects of poverty that they saw and gratitude for their Muslim tour guide in Dubai who shared wisdom and insight about the Muslim faith and what it meant for him to be a practicing Muslim (NOT a terrorist)

For the family and friends of Carl Schilling who died on January 25

Carolyn Shepard for Lynn Hunwick and family as they grieve the death of Marilyn last Friday

For Lucille Towner who fell and fractured vertebrae in her neck, recovering at home

For family and friends of Pamela Sullivan’s brother Jimmy, who died recently after a brief struggle with a rare and aggressive cancer.

Pastor Rick for his sister, Charlotte Lanier, in Boise, ID, who is recovering from successful surgery to remove a large, benign tumor from her brain; for his niece, Cathi, who is recovering from surgery for breast cancer.

Prayers With The People

Our Joys and Concerns for this week include:

Birthday Joys for Eileen Conover (February 16)

Barbara Hing on the birth of their 3rd grandchild, Owen; for the well-being of baby and parents; for the possible sale of their home in Cleveland

Paul Berry for good memories of Max Vines after his memorial service in Oakland last Saturday

For the family and friends of Carl Schilling who died on January 25

For Marilyn Hunwick hospitalized at Stanford

For Steve Lewis whose wife, Susan, died recently.

For Lucille Towner who fell and fractured vertebrae in her neck, recovering at home

For family and friends of Pamela Sullivan’s brother Jimmy, who died recently after a brief struggle with a rare and aggressive cancer.

Pastor Rick for his sister, Charlotte Lanier, in Boise, ID, who is recovering from successful surgery to remove a large, benign tumor from her brain; for his niece, Cathi, who is recovering from surgery for breast cancer