Midweek Message

LABC Update – Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Jim Hopkins

March 11, 2024

Family,

Happy 99th Birthday to Mary Karne!

This coming Sunday my intended sermon is “Lifting Up Jesus Without Breaking the Bank (Or Breaking Down).  2024 is proving to be very difficult, particularly for those who pay attention to politics. The marriage of authoritarian politics and authoritarian religion gives us reason to worry. In talking about how people of faith are to negotiate this reality I will be quoting from this article by Adam Russell Taylor of Sojourners.

https://sojo.net/articles/spiritual-politics-burnt-out-christians

 

The Oakland Marathon is this Sunday. While the course does not run in front of the church it does include nearby streets. The link below provides a map and a list of street closures. Steve Kirk advises that AC Transit buses 51a, 57 and 29 will either not be running or have reduced routes.

https://oaklandmarathon.com/race-resources/road-closures/

 

The Reverend Floyd Ellison, LABC staff member in the 1060’s/70’s is celebrating the 60th Anniversary of his ordination this Sunday at the United Church of Sun City, Arizona. Send him a note of appreciation at 16477 W. Bell Road, Apt. 110, Surprise, AZ 85374-6604.

Pastor Jim

Today on LABC Zoom – Bible Study with Pastor Jim 10:30, Department of Social Concerns 6:30

Online: https://zoom.us/j/8599095914
Dial-in: 1 669 900 9128

Meeting ID: 859 909 5914
Password: 192833

 

 

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