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.

Families for whom the partial closure of the Federal Government causes hardship.

Mary and family grieving the death of Mary’s son.

Sue, preparing to return to her home after many months in skilled nursing facilities.

Amber and Howard, stranded in Phoenix while Howard undergoes knee replacement surgery.

Precious family times for Anya and for Jon and Krista.

Our Meeting’s decision regarding whether to affiliate with a Yearly Meeting.

Those who do ministry with our support: Jonathan and Carol; Elizabeth T; and those organizations with which we work: Caritas Outreach Ministry; Faith Action Network, Family Promise; and others.

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

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

For 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, our Governor, 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