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.

Gratitude for Paul’s ministry among us this past year.

Veronika has a new job in Seattle and they have found an apartment.

Luisa’s vision tests were encouraging.

The joys of interacting with grandchildren.

A successful move into a group home.

The challenges of new animals in our families.

Joyce’s rehabilitation after a stroke and surgery to remove an arterial blockage.

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.