Midweek Message

February 5, 2013

Jim Hopkins

February 5, 2013

A full week awaits us. Here is a partial list of  what is ahead.
Tuesday evening – Soup and Study (6:00 p.m.) begins a series of eight DVD lectures by Professor Amy-Jill Levine of Vanderbilt University on Great Figures of the New Testament. We begin with Mary the Mother of Jesus. Other lectures will examine Martha, Mary and Lazarus followed by Doubting Thomas and The Gentile Mother. In March we will view lectures on The Samaritan Woman, Mary Magadalene, Judas Iscariot and Pontius Pilate. I think you will find these lectures to be most fascinating.
Wednesday Morning Prayer and Bible Study. (10:30 a.m.) We consider the same topics as Soup and Study but in a slightly shorter fashion. We also spend time lifting our congregation and our community in prayer.
The funeral for Leona Sims will be on Friday morning at 11:00 in the sanctuary. Leona passed away this past Thursday after a long illness. If you are able to attend I know it would mean much to Larry and family.
Forever Young invites everyone to join them this Saturday at 12:30 in the Family Room for a Chicken and Waffle Brunch. The cost is $7.00. Please RSVP by Wednesday to Alodia Corpuz, Sandra Lee or George Lee.
Our preacher on Sunday morning is The Reverend Michael-Ray Mathews, Director of Clergy Organizing for the PICO National Network. Michael-Ray has graced the Lakeshore pulpit on many occasions. It will be good to welcome him, to learn of his current work in the areas of Gun Violence Reduction, Immigration Reform and Civic Engagement. The Forum will be a conversation with him.
On Thursday The Reverend Dr. Naw San Dee KD, pastor of the SF Kachin Baptist Church which worships as Lakeshore will be traveling to Washington DC for a Friday meeting at the State Department between American Baptist leaders and State Department officials regarding the ongoing crisis in the Kachin State of Burma. It seems that only pressure from the United States and China is likely to end the government of Burma’s ongoing attacks on their own citizens in the natural resource rich Kachin State.

Prayers of the Congregation

  • The Sims family as they mourn
  • Many who are, and have been ill, including Dale Edmondson, Karen Okusu, Karen Hopkins, Sylvia Lee, LCC Office Manager Jackie Washington, and Rae Rita Thompson’s father
  • Phil and Gloria Meads for their niece who was injured by gunfire Friday night in Oakland and for the family of the  person who was standing next to her who was killed
  • Camille and Warren Parker for Alice and Bill Benjamin
  • Helen Harrison for her bosses’ mom
  • Kay Baxter for Stacey and Jamie
  • The Dees-Dickerson family
  • Theresako Harris for her aunt
  • The SF Kachin Baptist Church for their families and friends still in Burma
  • Sandra Dunn for her father
  • The ministry of the PICO National Network
  • The ministry of the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America
  • The ministry of the Home Mission Society of the American Baptist Churches
  • The ministry of the Seafarers Ministry of the Golden Gate
  • Cherie Smith for her father in law
  • Tess Benin for Muriel Phillips
  • All who are searching for work
  • All who are traveling


The Memorial Service for Harrison Williams will be on Saturday afternoon, February 23,  at 2:00 in the Sanctuary.
Our Annual Soul Food Dinner will be after worship on February 24.  See the Transmitter or a Sunday Bulletin for details. Deadline for purchasing details is February 17.