Midweek Message

April 9, 2019 (Week Before Palm Sunday)

Jim Hopkins

April 9, 2019

It is our great honor to welcome The Right Reverend Louis Muvunyi, Bishop of Kigali (Anglican), Rwanda to Lakeshore and to the Lakeshore pulpit this coming Sunday. Please make every effort to be in worship to hear the word this internationally renowned peacemaker will bring to us. In the twenty-five years since the Rwandan genocide in which the majority Hutus murdered over 800,000 minority Tutsis in a one hundred day period, Bishop Louis has labored tirelessly to bring healing, hope and justice to his country. Dean LeAnn Flesher and a team of ABSW students learned of his work and met him while in Rwanda this past summer. They extended an invitation to him to visit ABSW, an invitation he immediately accepted. He will be our guest as part of that visit. As is our Palm Sunday tradition we will begin worship on the front steps of the church and process into the Sanctuary.
Please join us this Saturday (9:00-12:00) for a church work day as do some spring cleaning and preparing our church home for Holy Week, Easter and the ministries of spring and early summer.
As you do so well, please extend your care and support to Sheila Sims and family as they mourn the death of Sheila’s mom, Helen;  to Linda Allen as she mourns the death of her brother, Phillip; to Jessie Guiton  and family as they mourn the death of her aunt, Vivian and to Jimmie Jeffery on the death of longtime friend, Donald.
Jim H.

Prayers of the Congregation

The Sims, Singh and Tregle familes as they mourn the death of Helen; Linda Allen and family as they mourn the death of Phillip; Jessie Guiton and family as they mourn the death of  Aunt Vivian; Jim Jeffery as he mourns the death of Donald; Kay Baxter for Jamie; Joan Patten for Sierra;  Thanksgiving for the congregational leaders of LABC; Zondra Martin for her family; All immigrants, refugees and displaced persons; victims of the flooding in the Midwest; Mary Karne for daughter Maryla and for Bob Hale; Peter Yuichi Clark (health); Pastor Naw San and the San Francisco Kachin Baptist Church; Tyrone Mack for his family; Jewelle and James Gibbs; Al Johnson and Roy Browner; Doris Evans for her family; Peggy Rogers Tamayo for her family; Jeanne Robinson for her family; The Meads family for the Bowman family; The Lee family for Cordia; Margaret Alexander for her family; Cecil White (surgery on April 16); Julio Cash for his family; The residents and staff of Piedmont Gardens and Grand Lake Gardens; All who are traveling; The members of the three African-American churches in Louisiana that have been burned in recent weeks; Rita Jennings (health); Dayle Scott (health); Pat Hughes for her family; Rick McKillop for family and friends; Whitley Joachim for the Johnson family; Thanksgiving with the Allen Temple Baptist Church family on the election of Associate Pastor Jacqueline Thompson as their new Senior Minister.

Coming Events

Thursday, 12;00 p.m., Interfaith Council of Alameda County – discuss solutions to housing crisis (McGee Avenue Baptist Church, Berkeley)
Friday 7:00 p.m., Flick Flack (Cinco/Tanner home)
Saturday, 11-2, Families of Young Children Potluck (Cinco/Tanner home)
Saturday, 12:30, Forever Young (Sanctuary)
Sunday, 11:30, Hunger Task Force Bake Sale (Family Room)
Wednesday, April 17, 11:00, Helen Tregle Funeral