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This Weekâ€™s Prayer
Sermon Text January 15: Luke 4.14-30
Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken. Psalm 55:22, NIV Dear Father in heaven, you let us see and feel your great goodness toward us. Grant us the inner help to be victorious in the Savior, rejoicing to be by his side with faith and loyalty, and with the strength of soul that frees us from all burdens by laying them in your hands. Hear us as together we pray to you. All we ask and long for, all our concerns down to the very smallest, we lay in your hands in the one great request that your name be glorified on earth as it is in heaven. Amen. (source: Plough.org)
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Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none Luke 2.11
Works of Repentance God in the World
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Hymn The King shall come when morning dawns and light triumphant breaks; when beauty gilds the eastern hills and life to joy awakes.
Prayer Intentions Sherman: pray for persecuted Christians, homeless and Veterans. Pray for Fran. She is healing slower than normal and is getting depressed. Teresa: continue to pray for Frank. He awoke with a start at 3 AM and hurt his leg - strained what already hurts. Thank you all for your prayers. Clyde and Brenda: pray for Sandy Tupin as she heals at home. Pray for Clyde's Dad, Bob, as he faces health issues, and strength for the family to cope with the changes. Dorothy: pray for Peggy Rowell's sister. She fell outside in the snow (Idaho) and was outside for some time before she was missed. She is in the hospital. Marilyn: pray for our troops and their families, America, her government and her people. Gary: pray for his Dad, Earl Gum, who is back in the hospital. Pray that oxygen levels improve and the infection clears. Pray that Earl's wife, Carol, has the strength to be at his bedside. Randy: gives praise- he saw the oncologist on Friday; he is asymptomatic! And he has his voice back. Barbara: praise that John is once again reading the Bible with her. Children's Church: Bree asks for her Dad to find peace; they are all thankful for a full house today; the Thornburgh's marriage and their family; Adelynn's evaluation this week and treatment.
Not, as of old, a little child, to bear and fight and die, but crowned with glory like the sun that lights the morning sky. The King shall come when morning dawns and earth's dark night is past; O haste the rising of that morn, the day that e'er shall last; And let the endless bliss begin, by weary saints foretold, when right shall triumph over wrong, and truth shall be extolled. The King shall come when morning dawns and light and beauty brings: Hail, Christ the Lord! Thy people pray, come quickly, King of kings
Living the Moment To The Fullest Patience is a hard discipline. It is not just waiting until something happens over which we have no control: the arrival of the bus, the end of the rain, the return of a friend, the resolution of a conflict. Patience is not a waiting passivity until someone else does something. Patience asks us to live the moment to the fullest, to be completely present to the moment, to taste the here and now, to be where we are. When we are impatient we try to get away from where we are. We behave as if the real thing will happen tomorrow, later and somewhere else. Let's be patient and trust that the treasure we look for is hidden in the ground on which we stand. The above reflection is from the Henri Nouwen Society. It is taken from Bread for the Journey, HarperSanFrancisco, 1997.