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.

Thankful for clear skies and sunshine after many days of hazardous smoke-filled air.

Blessings for Paul and Veronika as they settle into their new home and jobs in Seattle.

Those who have lost homes and personal possessions in the Malden fire and other wildfires.

Those who have recently lost loved ones to death.

Pauline’s upcoming lung transplant.

The arrival of Mila Rose and her happy adoptive parents, Jon and Krista.

Courage and comfort for those facing a terminal diagnosis.

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.