Midweek Message

March 19, 2019

Jim Hopkins

March 19, 2019

As we have been writing and talking about, we will have a revised schedule of worship opportunities this weekend as we try to avoid the traffic and parking problems associated with the Oakland Running Festival.

Worship Schedule

Saturday, March 23

Pause (Prayer and Reflection) 6-8 p.m.

Sunday, March 24

Bible Study (Library) 12 pm

Worship Service (Sanctuary) 1pm

The worship service will include opening and closing music by Brassavola, a guided meditation, the dedication of Isaac Schrieber, and teaching by Pastor Hopkins. Our Scripture will be Exodus 3:1 – 4:17, the account of Moses and the Burning Bush.  In the teaching time will consider the ways in which we need to let go of the idea that God meets our every want and hold on to the truth that God meets our deepest need.

Prayers of the Congregation

Carla Keener as she mourns the death of her mother, Mary; Carole Lee as she mourns the death of her husband, Henry; Tess Benin as she mourns the  death of her aunt; The grieving people of the world following the white supremacist attacks on the mosques in New Zealand; for migrant families whose loved ones are facing deportation; all who live in fear; Tyrone Mack for his family; Our college students and their families as the enjoy their spring vacations; Thanksgiving for the ministry of St. Mary’s Center; Thanksgiving for the witness of the Alliance of Baptists; Thanksgiving for the work of the Interfaith Council of Alameda County in developing safe car parks for individuals and families living in their cars; Thanksgiving for the work of Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity in working for migrant justice; Thanksgiving for the sermon by Carolyn Matthews and the testimony of her daughter, Joanna Paun; Joanna and Carolyn for Joanna’s husband John (health); Dave Gattey (health); The people of Mozambique following a devastating typhoon; Wally Bryen (health); Emma Gordon for her children; Roxanne Jones for her family and herself; Linda Allen
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