Praying with the People

Our Joys and Concerns for this week include:

For the presence of Alex Spiridon, Thelma and Skip Parodi, Kitsy Bocook, Ron Fredlund and Mary Martin in worship Sunday

Carolyn Shepard with gratitude for all shared in the EHP Adopt-a-Family gift-giving; greetings from our sister church in Corinto and thanks for our gift to them; for Laura Garcia and Charlotte Jackson as they travel over the holidays

Lynn Hunwick with greetings from the Balasore Technical School and Ramesh Kumar

Thelma Parodi for the joy of being in church, for the love and care she has received and with love for her church family

Elizabeth Ramirez for the joy of having Thelma present

Ron Fredlund with appreciation for the FBCPA carolers who came to the Terraces

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Joys and Concerns

Our Joys and Concerns for this week include:

Birthday joys for Paul Tuan (December 15)

Melanie Ramirez for Salvador who traveled to Mexico this week to be with his family; for the good news that there was no biting in her kindergarten class this week; for Dona’s report on the wonderful women’s brunch at Nana Spiridon’s last week

Carolyn Shepard for Laura Garcia and Charlotte Jackson as they travel over the holidays.

For Lucille and the family and friends of Bob Towner as they continue to mourn his death

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; Thelma Parodi who returned home on Tuesday under hospice care

For all those affected by the Ghost Ship fire in Oakland and for the well-being of artists and arts communities everywhere

For justice for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

For all those affected by the genocidal tragedy in Aleppo, Syria

For the USA in a time of political transition

Prayers With The People

Our Joys and Concerns for this week include:

Chip Clark for the fundraising activity for the Movember Foundation several of our men are participating in this November for men’s health

Doug Lee with thanks for the peaceful demonstration of over a million people on Korea last week concerned with scandal and corruption within their government and for the movement in Korea toward more democracy; for the success of his meeting of 100 socially responsible investors in Korea

Lynn Hunwick with thanks to the pastor for speaking up concerning the election; sharing concern with friends from abroad; and for the new head of the Baptist Joint Committee on Religious Liberty, Amanda R. Tyler

Sachiko Berry with thanks for the prayers for election workers (15 hours at the polls!)

Susan Bradley for a peaceful Women’s March on Washington, January 21, 2017, which she is attending with her daughter

Pastor Rick for Thelma Parodi who is on hospice care at the Terraces; for Pastor Gregory who was in Florida performing a wedding.

For Charlotte (Rick’s Sister) who is being evaluated for a tumor on her brain.

For the USA in the aftermath of the recent election

Praying With the People

Our Joys and Concerns for this week include:

  • Chip Clark for the fundraising activity for the Movember Foundation several of our men are participating in this November for men’s health
  • Lynn Hunwick for Pope Francis’s visit this past week with the leaders of the Lutheran Church in Sweden; for the wtiness of Harry Rathbun who “tried to live a meaningful life;” and for the new head of the Baptist Joint Committee on Religious Liberty, Amanda R. Tyler
  • Thelma Parodi for the joy of being part of this church family, for our ards, calls and visits; for the upcoming visit from her daughter, Lee
  • Elizabeth Ramirez for Thelma’s return to worship
  • Pastor Gregory for an awesome Halloween celebration; for the excitement of his PhD work , which includes elements of Baptist identity
  • Sachiko Berry for a smooth election; and for all poll workers
  • Dan Cudworth for healing of the divide in our nation
  • Laurie who is being treated for a staph infection
  • Pastor Rick for Thelma Parodi who is back in El Camino Hospital; for Hugh Satterlee recovering from a mild heart attack; for Eleanor Satterlee recovering from a broken hip; for Laura Garcia who is recovering from heart problems; for Sachiko Berry who fell and broke her clavicle, recovering at home after surgery
  • For the USA in the aftermath of the recent election

Prayers With the People

Our Joys and Concerns for this week include:

Carolyn Shepard for the joy of having both Satterlees in worship; for the Hings as they travel – Barb to the Phillipines, Ray to Cleveland

Chip Clark for a fundraising activity for the Movember Foundation he will participating in this November for men’s health

Lynn Hunwick for Pope Francis’s visit this week with the leaders of the Lutheran Church in Sweden

Dan Cudworth for Laurie who is being treated for a staph infection

Pastor Rick for Hugh Satterlee recovering from a mild heart attack; for Laura Garcia who was hospitalized Friday with heart problems; for  Thelma Parodi who is now recovering at home; for Sachiko Berry who fell and broke her clavicle, recovering at home after surgery; for the family and friends of Nedra Hathaway (mother of Karen Hopkins and mother-in-law of Jim) who died this week in Oakland

For wisdom and civility in this election cycle in the USA

Each Tuesday through November 8, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (see communications@abhms.org) is inviting us please to pray regarding the following themes:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 8 — “courage,” or the ability to see things in a new way, consequently considering a choice or action different from one previously decided.

Prayers With The People

Our Joys and Concerns for this week include:

  • Carolyn Shepard for a trip that she and Steven made this week to Point Reyes to celebrate the historical recognition of Drake’s landing in 1569; the coming of the Spaniards in 1700s; and the life and culture of the Miwok natives
  • Doug Lee for the visit of a friend from China who worshiped with us
  • Melanie Ramirez for dinner with her mother and brother; for an upcoming visit with her dad when Daniel plays his last band competition this Saturday
  • Chip Clark for a fundraising activity for the Movember Foundation he will participating in this November for men’s health
  • Laurie Cudworth for her niece, Debbie, who is having surgery; for father, Jack, recovering from surgery and for her mother who is living with cancer
  • Pastor Rick for Hugh Satterlee who has been hospitalized at Kaiser in Redwood City; for  Thelma Parodi who is in the health unit at the Terraces; for the family and friends of Nedra Hathaway (mother of Karen Hopkins and mother-in-law of Jim) who died this week in Oakland
  • For wisdom and civility in this election cycle in the USA

Each Tuesday through November 8, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (see communications@abhms.org) is inviting us please to pray regarding the following themes:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 4 — “decency,” or polite, moral and honest behavior and attitudes that show respect for other people.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 11 — “understanding,” or the knowledge and ability required to make reasoned judgements about particular situations or subjects.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 18“wisdom,” or the insight necessary to consider candidates’ rhetoric and positions and make sense of comparing them.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 25 — “prudence,” or the application of careful good judgement when considering candidates’ platforms, positions and behavior.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 1 — “discernment,” or the ability to look at different perspectives with clear-minded objectivity to determine solutions focused on fairness and justice.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 8 — “courage,” or the ability to see things in a new way, consequently considering a choice or action different from one previously decided.