Midweek Message

May 31, 2011

Jim Hopkins

May 31, 2011

The 29th Annual Anne Anderson Memorial Hunger Walk will take place following worship this Sunday.  As Ally told the kids in her Children’s Sermon two Sundays ago “It is wear your shorts and tennis shoes so you are ready to go Sunday” as well.  The Hunger Walk is one of our signature events.  It serves to define and describe us as involved, active, caring, concerned, friendly and united. The beneficiaries of this year’s walk are Alameda County Food Bank, Berkeley Food and Housing Project, Harbor House House, Open Door Mission, St. Mary’s Center and the Lakeshore Fellowship Fund. All are long time partners in service and caring.
My sermon on Sunday will be “Of Singing Mice and Hunger Walks.”  The central Scripture will be 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 in which Paul notes the significance of unseen realities. Indeed, just because something is unseen does not mean that it does not matter or that it is of little significance.  Sunday will also be Stan Fong’s first Sunday as our organist. Thank you again Marian. Welcome Stan.

Prayers of the Congregation

  • Charlotte Myers as she mourns the death of her brother Sherwin
  • The family and friends of Alonzo Reese as they mourn his death
  • Idella Berry – Summit Hospital
  • Paul Keener for his mother Gertrude
  • Barbara Bowman for her father
  • Jack Travis and Carol Norris
  • Steve and Carol Leichter
  • Bonnie Sato
  • Richard Ice
  • Bette Pancoe – will be admitted to Summit Hospital on Wednesday (continuing need for feet to heal)
  • Wally Bryen as he begins his ministry at New Community of Faith, San Jose
  • Thanksgiving with our graduates and their families
  • All teachers and school personnel
  • All our shut ins
  • Jim McAllister on the death of his wife of fifty-eight years, Betty Lou
  • Phil and Gloria that their daughter Joy will find a job in California
  • Kay Baxter for her family
  • Helen Harrison for Darcy Hickey and Robin Rowe
  • All who are searching for work
  • All who are in economic duress
  • Pat Hughes for her brother Richard
  • Ann Fields
  • Tess Benin for he Aunt Rose and the residents of Praise Home
  • Zondra Martin – Thanksgiving for Marian Ott and Stan Fong
  • Warren Parker for Camille
  • Sandra Dunn
  • All who will benefit from Sunday’s Hunger Walk
  • Thanksgiving with Doris and Ted Evans on their sixty-ninth anniversary
  • Al Johnson and Roy Browner


Gene Holcomb would very much like to come to church on Sundays but needs a ride. He lives in Concord.  If there is anyone coming to church from the 925 that could give Gene a ride, even on an occasional basis, please let me know.
Retreat Registration ends June 1!  A few openings remain.  Please contact Pastor Tanner.