Holding in the Light

During Meeting for Worship, many share joys about changes in their lives, new opportunities, new jobs, new ministries, unexpected blessings; others share concerns.  You may wish to carry these joys and concerns in your heart and remember them in your prayers.

 A new granddaughter (Luisa) for Don and Lorna H.

The completion of preparation for farming acres and acres of land with the latest environmentally sound methods.

At the summer solstice, joy at the return of summer once again.

Full teaching schedule for Paul in Seattle this fall and a possible  publisher for his doctoral research.

Joyce, recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, and postponement of daughter Linda’s second knee surgery.

Patience with Jeffrey’s struggles adjusting to his new home.

Grief for over 100,00 U.S. citizens and many others globally who lost their lives to COVID-19.

Encouragement and aid for those suffering disproportionately due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Conflict between police and the communities they are charged to serve and protect.

Hope that our country may begin to address the systematic racism of our economic and criminal justice systems. Our leaders whose decisions affect so many lives.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot overcome hate; only love can do that.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.