Holding in the Light

During Meeting for Worship, many share joys about changes in their lives, new opportunities, new jobs, new ministries, unexpected blessings. Many also share concerns you may wish to carry on your heart and remember in your prayers.

Continued healing for Linda and Dew who are recovering from surgery.

Friends with serious health issues and those who walk with them.

Those who meet death unexpectedly in traffic accidents and physical problems they have no knowledge of.  And that we may be aware that our own lives are very uncertain and may also end unexpectedly.

Families of the victims and the perpetrator of the recent school shooting in Florida.

Children who have lived through the trauma of a school shooting incident.

Those who do ministry at home and abroad with our support. and those organizations with which we work: Family Promise; Caritas Outreach Ministry; The Fig Tree; Faith Action Network and others.

Openness of hearts and borders of our country to families displaced by war.

Those whose lives are oppressed and who are vulnerable to violence both here and abroad.

Friends Committee on National Legislation in Washington, DC, who are advocating on our behalf against the use of violence to solve our differences with other nations.

We pray for our President, Senators and Member of Congress, Governor Jay Inslee; and those who represent us as members of Washington State Legislature.

Love is the will to nurture life and growth in oneself and in another. Love is personal; it is the sacred trust of living things.    Donald Green, 1982