Midweek Message

April 19, 2012

Allison Tanner

April 19, 2012

Easter Greetings!
Yes, I know Easter was 11 days ago, but as William Sloan Coffin points out, “Easter is a season, not a day.”  (The Easter season culminates with Pentecost.)  May the celebration and joy of Easter abide, amidst the struggles and challenges of our lives.
The Scripture for this Sunday comes from 1 John 3:1-3.  John reminds the worshipping community that they are Children of God.  Although what they will become as a community has yet to be revealed, their identity as God’s Beloved children is certain.  Looking forward to celebrating our identity as Children of God together on Sunday.

Prayers of the Congregation

  • Bette Pancoe – recovering at home
  • Aaron Hopkins – recovering from knee surgery last Friday
  • Mary Karne – preparing for surgery on April 24
  • Sylvia Lee
  • The Joachim family as they continue to mourn
  • Michael Sumrall – continued better health
  • Ashley Ash and colleagues in Germany
  • Thanksgiving with Michael Simpson for his parents’ 69th Anniversary
  • Thanksgiving with Karen Hopkins that her Aunt Shirley received good medical news
  • Sandra Dunn for her father
  • Alice Butler for Karen Newton
  • Larry Sims for Roberta and Wilbur Lee Sims
  • Helen Harrison for Christine Buckingham
  • Joan Patten for Peter’s father suffering from lung cancer
  • Gloria and Phil Meads for May and Spencer, Max and Caroleen, Phil and Sarah