Midweek Message

June 3, 2014

Jim Hopkins

June 3, 2014

Dear Church Family,
As always, it was good to be with you in worship on Sunday. To gather at the Table of Communion is  always an inspiring experience. Thanks to all who helped make the experience so rich. It was also a great to joy to join with all the other blue shirt wearing Baptists as we walked around the lake to support the ministry of our Hunger Task Force. Serving others and working for the good of the community can be a lot of fun.
This coming Sunday we honor our graduates and promotees. These students give us many reasons to be both proud and optimistic.  My words to them will be “When  many of you were very young your family brought you to church to be dedicated to God. As part of your dedication service I held you, I walked you up and down the center aisle introducing you to the congregation and I prayed ‘Loving God, may this precious child grow in wisdom and stature and in favor with you and with all humanity.’ I prayed that you would grow physically, mentally and spiritually, that you would be a blessing to your Creator and a blessing to your community.  I am happy to say that I see these things happening. May  they continue.”

Prayers of the Congregation

  • Sylvia Lee and family on the death of her brother
  • Ann Fields for her brother Ezra and for Herb Jefferie
  • Ruth Ann Crawford, recuperating from surgery
  • Alodia Corpuz, surgery on Thursday
  • Dwight Dickerson for his family during some difficult times
  • Kay and Jamie Reid for Stacey, Jamie and Tess
  • Crena Alexander for her mom and dad
  • All who are looking for housing
  • Gloria and Phil Meads for June, Billy,  Keren Christine
  • Marie Johnson for Dahlia (cancer) Latrice (cancer), several friends who are struggling mightily, Thanksgiving that a homeless friend found an apartment, Thanksgiving for safe travels for Carol and Chris
  • Mary Karne for her daughter Maryla
  • Sydney Webster for her aunt Ayana
  • Harold Sutherland for his brother George
  • Toni Daniels and all who are incarcerated
  • Margaret Oladoja for her family and for herself
  • Yvette Wright and family
  • Lloyd Scott for friend Judy
  • Myra Saxton and mom (Lucille Riggins) as they wait to return to their home
  • Jeanne Robinson for her daughter in law Jo (Thailand)
  • Terri Light, Director of Berkeley Food and Housing Project, for her mom
  • Marcia Patton, Executive Minister Evergreen Baptist Association, for a Seattle area pastor who was accosted by an armed assailant
  • Thanksgiving for all who played a role in making the Hunger Walk a grand success
  • Thanksgiving for all our graduates and their families
  • Thanksgiving for the ministry of our Lakeshore Children’s Center
  • Thanksgiving for the ministry of the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America
  • Thanksgiving for the ministry of the San Francisco Kachin Baptist Church
  • Thanksgiving for the ministry of the National Council of Churches in Christ


June 8 is Pentecost Sunday. Please wear red in celebration of Pentecost or your school colors in honor of our graduates.