Loving and Learning in Lodi January 20, 2019
For some of us, next Monday will be a holiday as we remember the life and work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. When I think of his ministry, the prayer by Robert Corin Morris below comes to mind, and I share it with us:
May I walk this day in the realm of grace,
walking with You
my feet firmly on your earth-path,
my heart loving all as kindred,
my words and deeds alive with justice.
May I walk as blessing,
meeting blessing at every turn
in every challenge, blessing,
in all opposition, blessing,
in harm’s way, blessing.
May I walk each step in this moment of grace,
alert to hear You and awake enough to say a simple Yes.
See you Sunday!
Prayer request since Sunday: Continued prayers for Sherry Walker as she heals from further cancer surgery on her tongue and sees the doctor for results.
From our prayer time on Sunday, January 13th:
~Leo Sparr will be 79 and is hoping for more mobility and less pain.
~Joyce Lorrah is turning 75. She prayers for health and happiness.
~Charlie Brown is now 78. He wants to stay OUT of the hospital!
~Adrea Garcia hit 25, which mean her car insurance is going down! The state of Michigan is no fault and very expensive!
~Peggie Brown's AARP card group is sharing their used stamps with us for the stamp program.
~Danielle Anderson is now a full-time employee at Bath & Body Works - with benefits! Yeah!
~The Dunham family is so thankful for all the cards. The cards are kept in a basket right beside Bill so he can reflect on them during the day.
~Bill Dunham is at home. His family is always with him. The family requests NO visits or phone calls, PLEASE. Just cards and prayers.
~Grace Harvey's brother-in-law now has an infection after all the surgeries.
~Prayers for our president and Congress - hopefully they can work together.
~Jeff Van Loon's brother is in SouthWest General. Jeff and Marta will be headed to North Carolina this week to help Heather move back into her home now that the hurricane damage has been repaired.
~Harry Baker shared that Judy Zarney has passed away. He also reminded us that Delbert Miller needs our prayers as he continues to fight cancer.
~Janet Freiberg shared that Roger Davis lost his leg and needs our prayers.
Recovering: Garry Moore, Tom Repp, Lee Geissman, Patty Ramey, Bill Dunham
Cancer: Diane McMahon, Rich Serafin, Terry Gayner, Zachary, Delbert Miller, Hattie Ziegler, Sherry Walker
Families Grieving: The Jim Hastings family, The Susie Hall family, The Judy Yoder family, The Joni Barnes family, The Doris Formanek family, Ken Wiley family, The Frankie Dudas Family, The Leonard Barnhart Family
Sunday, January 20, 2019
Liturgist: Larry Cray Greeters: Bob & Dee Heitkamp
Hymns: The Church’s One Foundation verses 1, 2 & 4 #545
Make Me a Servant TFWS #2176
Help Us Accept Each Other verses 1 - 3 #560
In Christ There Is No East or West verses 1 - 4 #548
to the tune of #117 – O God Our Help in Ages Past
Scripture Micah 6:6 - 8 New Revised Standard Version
and bow myself before God on high?
Shall I come before him with burnt offerings,
with calves a year old?
Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams,
with ten thousands of rivers of oil?
Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression,
the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?”
He has told you, O mortal, what is good;
and what does the Lord require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with your God?
Leader: The word of God for the people of God. People: Thanks be to God.
THE CHURCH IN ACTION
Choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings at 7. Come join us!
Attached to this email is the Church Leadership List and Budget for 2019.
We’ll be receiving new members on Sunday, January 27th. If you have questions or are interested in joining the church, please contact Pastor Diane (719) 648-9065.
Next Thursday, January 24th 5-7pm – Feed My Sheep: We’ll be serving chicken and turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes over Bob Evans biscuits and noodles - yummy! We need your help to finish off the meal with some sweet treats for dessert!
As we begin a new year…some kitchen reminders: If you need to borrow something or if you find something has broken, call Dottie Kimble at 330-887-1471. Please label your items, markers and tape are in the drawer by the refrigerator. Please don’t leave your leftovers. Thank you!