Midweek Message

March 22, 2016

Jim Hopkins

March 22, 2016

Holy Week and Easter At LABC – Schedule and Notes

Maundy Thursday, March 24
Worship Service, 6:00. Music by Lakeshore Handbell Ensemble, Meditation by Pastor Tanner, Communion at the Dinner Table. Finger Food Potluck. Please bring a snack to share.
Good Friday, March 25
Stand and Sing for Justice, 12:00-12:30 on Mandana Green. Music Leader – Carolyn Matthews, Proclaimer-Sydney Webster. We will stand in support of Oakland Ceasefire.
Saturday, March 26
Community Easter Parade and Party, 10:30-12:30. Gather on the Church Lawn. Come at 9:30 to help set-up.
Easter Sunday, March 27
Easter Sunrise Service, 6:30 a.m. on the Church Lawn. Music Leader – Leon Taylor, Proclaimer – Whitley Joachim
Easter Sunday Worship, 10:00 a.m., including service of Baptism. Pastor Hopkins preaching from Acts 9:1-11, “Resurrections We Can Recognize.” Children’s Easter Egg Hunt Following Worship
(The weather forecasts are for a beautiful weekend)

Prayers of the Congregation

  • Harold Sutherland as he mourns the death of his mother, Doris
  • All who are grieving
  • Cordia Lee for John, C.J., Alta Bates Summit Center,  President Obama, self
  • Sharon Gordon for her brother, Herman
  • Rod Murray, health concerns
  • Gloria Meads, health concerns
  • Rosa James, health concerns
  • All our students, teachers and school employees
  • The homeless citizens of the Lakeshore Neighborhood
  • Georgia Upshaw as she cares for her brother
  • Ben Maruca in a time of discernment
  • Thanksgiving for the music and musicians of LABC
  • Thanksgiving for the ministry of our Hunger Task Force
  • Thanksgiving with ABSW on a successful accreditation visit
  • Thanksgiving for the ministry of our partners, the San Francisco Kachin Baptist Church
  • Paul Keener and Sydney Webster as they minister at FBC Alameda
  • Robert Wilkins as he ministers at Faith Presbyterian
  • All our homebound members
  • The grieving of Brussels, Belgium
  • The Christian, Yazidi, and Shiite Muslim minorities of Syria and Iraq in the face of the genocidal attacks by the Islamic State

A Prayer

God of All,
In this week in which Christians around the globe honor the eternal significance of the events in Jerusalem almost two thousand years ago, grant that people of goodwill of all faiths will find effective ways to counter the notion that it is your will to kill and to maim in your name. Give us eyes to see those things that make for peace.