Praying with the People

  • Our Joys and Concerns for this week include:
    • Birthday Joys: Eileen Conover (February 16)
    • Chip Clark with gratitude for prayers for healing of his cold
    • Lois Ville for Eileen Conover who is facing hip surgery; for her sister, Carolyn, recovering well from a second back surgery and a cut on her leg
    • Melanie Ramirez for Alan Plessinger who has been organizing our “lunch Bunch; for a pleasant lunch last Sunday; for her cousin who has found a match for a kidney donation
    • Sachiko Berry, encouraging volunteers to help with upcoming elections
    • Pastor Rick, remembering Soo Kim and Doug and Hegene Lee as we watch the Olympics from South Korea
    • For all those affected by the school shooting in Florida and for an end to gun violence
    • For Mosaic South Bay as it takes root and grows
    • Carolyn Shepard for the good work of Correctional Institutions Chaplaincy in the Santa Clara County jails, for the hope they provide for those in prison

Praying with the People

Our Joys and Concerns for this week include:

  • For Marylea McLean who reports a wonderful time celebrating her 90th birthday with family and friends
  • Paul Berry for helping the pastor (and the congregation) understand that “many” in Sunday’s Ancient Word (Mark 1:29-29) probably means something like “the many” so that it is likely Jesus healed “all” who were brought to him that day
  • Lois Ville for Eileen Conover who is facing hip surgery; for her sister, Carolyn, recovering from back surgery and a cut on her leg
  • Melanie Ramirez for a co-worker, Linda< whose father died last week
  • For Mosaic South Bay as it takes root and grows
  • For the good work of 10 Books a Home and of Correctional Institutions Chaplaincy in ths Santa Clara County jails

Praying with the People

Our Joys and Concerns for this week include:

  • Birthday Joys: Rick Mixon (February 1)
  • Paul Berry remembering how he once “cast out a demon” by treating a highly disturbed street person in Haiti by treating her with gentleness and respect
  • Welcome home to Pastor Gregory after his vacation
  • Pastor Rick for our church leaders and other volunteers to help with the work of the church
  • For Mosaic South Bay as it takes root and grows
  • For the good work of 10 Books a Home and of Correctional Institutions Chaplaincy in ths Santa Clara County jails

Praying with the People

Our Joys and Concerns for this week include:

  • Birthday Joys: Dan Cudworth (January 22)
  • Laura Garcia for Jan Gunderson, our church choir and all the beautiful music they share
  • Carolyn Shepard with gratitude for our community and its diversity, recognizing that we are immigrants in one or another
  • In celebration of the beauty and worth of all the people in every part of this world, especially our Haitian and African siblings
  • For the great witness and work of Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Kathy Gillam for our country that we might move from selfishness and ugliness to compassion
  • For the Turpin family in southern California
  • For Mosaic South Bay as it takes root and grows
  • For the good work of 10 Books a Home

Praying with the People

Our Joys and Concerns for this week include:

  • Birthday Joys: Carolyn Shepard (January 16)
  • Kathy Gillam for Julia and Micah who are expecting a baby in July
  • For Mosaic South Bay as it takes root and grows
  • For all those affected by the mudslides in southern California
  • For all those affected by the extreme winter weather
  • For the good work of 10 Books a Home

Joys and Concerns

Our Joys and Concerns for this week include:

  • Birthday Joys: Salvador Ramirez (January 3), Barbara Hing (January 6)
  • Dan and Laurie who are expectant grandparents
  • For the presence of the Nasons and the Tuans in worship
  • Katarina, thankful and grateful for her career that has involved so much traveling, bringing both difficult and rewarding times over the many years
  • Laurie Cudworth for her mother, Charlotte, who is doing a bit better; thankful for Christmas time with family; excited that she and Dan will be grandparents next July
  • Dan Cudworth, thinking about resolutions for the New Year, hoping we might all resolve to be a people of prayer this year
  • Pastor Gregory for Mosaic – the energy and momentum after the first event is strong; next event is coming up in a few weeks and prayers are appreciated
  • For the good work of 10 Books a Home

Praying With the People

Our Joys and Concerns for this week include:

  • Birthday blessings for Paul Tuan (December 13) and Juve Ramirez (December 18)
  • For Dick and Lorraine Barry as they celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary
  • Melanie Ramirez for the great experience she and Daniel had volunteering at EHP the Sunday before Thanksgiving; for all the good work EHP does
  • Kathy Gillam for a good time visiting daughter, Julia and husband, Micah
  • Paul Berry for their family tradition of forgoing the “compulsory comfort” of the season by giving gifts that are only donations, free, or handmade, freeing them to enjoy the season without consumer pressure
  • Melanie for Elizabeth Ramirez and family as they continue to mourn the death of her father in Mexico
  • Kathy for our country for an end to polarization and a return of values
  • Carolyn Shepard for refugees and immigrants, especially those detained in ICE centers
  • Nana Spiridon for the administration’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel with all the turmoil that is causing in the Middle East
  • For Ron Tuttle recovering at home from a surgical procedure and for Thelma as she cares for him
  • For all those affected by the fires in southern California
  • For peace for the people of Syria, Yemen and Myanmar
  • For all those affected by sexual harassment and abuse; for a basic change in our understanding of these concerns
  • For God’s guidance and empowerment as we move forward the Mosaic South Bay