THIS WEEK at a GLANCE:
|Sunday||July 19||Sunday Service, 9:00 AM; with the Lord's Supper following the LIVE broadcast.
Facebook Live: 9:00 AM
Audio and video links are posted at: livingwordml.livejournal.com to be viewed later.
>> Keeping these in our Prayers:
For the healing of our country and all citizens during these times of unease, disease, and unrest;
Glen E., under treatment for dangerously high blood pressure;
Dawn V, at the sudden death of her brother, soon following the death of a good friend, Dr. Irwin;
and for relief from back pain (compressed disks);
Judy Reed, (Charlene's daughter), seeking treatment options for neck and spinal disk issues;
Mary, healing a broken wrist after a fall (at Hearthstone);
Michele B., still experiencing SI joint pain in her back, treatment delayed due to covid schedules;
Evie E., at home; Joyce R., at Columbia Crest; & Gordon at Brookdale Hearthstone;
the Neustel Family, that their Ellensburg house finds a buyer soon and a new one is found in/near Moses Lake;
Those who may be struggling with depression or loneliness during an extended isolation;
Friends and Family battling cancer:
Emma, (14 yr old daughter of Norm's friend Bob Tatum), stage 4 cancer diagnosis (hip & lungs) and beginning chemo;
Alice F., under treatment for acute myeloid leukemia.;
Paul B., immunotherapy treatment;
Angie, (Judene's sister), stage 4 lung cancer, continues various treatments and medical trials;
Toni Smith (wife of Dick, Pastor Lou's pastor friend in N.Dakota), under treatment for lung cancer;
Carol G., (friend of Ila and Charlene), multiple myeloma;
Emily, (friend of Kelli), brain cancer, frontal lobe;
Aliyah (Ila's 3-yr old niece), ganglioneuroblastoma (brain cancer);
Bill, (brother of John Schafer), battling glioblastoma brain cancer;
Those who mourn the loss of loved ones;
especially Dawn V., Evie E., Amanda H., Ila, Joyce R., Pr. Swanson;
Friends and family members who struggle with addictions of various kinds,
Active military & law enforcement , & fire fighters & their families: for safety and peace in the line of duty:
esp (military) Jonathan Pinkerton, Riley Conahan, Olaf Moore, Brady Emerson,
Jordan Matthews, Luke Stover, Logan Hesse,
and (law enforcement) Justin Ellestad, Scott Neustel, Jeff Warner, David Huey, Anandae Clark;
Those in the mission fields far from home, especially Danelle Putnam (and Brenna Moss);
Expectant mothers (and fathers!) esp. Rachal & Jonathan P.; Caleb & Lexi H.;
-- and for those who would like to be;
Engaged couples preparing for marriage, especially Gaige & Danielle; Danelle (Putnam) & Carlos;
>>> Thanks and Praises
-- Congratulations to Ron & Nancy H.,a new granddaughter (Madison Susan) born July 16 to Kevin and Casey;
>>> Continued prayers for:
-- Patty Fode (Wenatchee) -- Paul & Sandy -- Simon Rogers -- Michele B -- Arlene (Wayne's wife) -- Ken & DeAnne (Deb's parents) -- Julie Reynolds (Laurie O. sister, breast cancer) -- Danette, Kyle E., Loren, Josh -- Mary & Gordon at Brookdale/Hearthstone; Joyce at Columbia Crest; Rev. Steve Myers (in Spokane) -- the farmers of South Africa.
In the Community
Paul and Kris Emerson and ML Grocery Outlet have been working this summer to help fight hunger in the community with the Independence from Hunger annual drive. One local project is called Care Sacks (learn more about it here), that get distributed by Serve Moses Lake and the Food Bank. If you would be interested in contributing to this project, donations may be made directly to Serve ML, or through Grocery Outlet. Volunteers are also welcome to help make the sack lunches, (5 PM Tuesday evenings at Youth Dynamics downtown).
MOSES LAKE SKILL SOURCE
We have been contacted and asked to pass this information on to our people:
If you (or someone you know) has lost your job and/or is looking for a new career, SkillSource can help. Education, planning, and counseling, with most services available at no cost to you. Located in Moses Lake and Othello. A flyer is posted on the bulletin board over the offering box, or check them out online -- www.skillsource.org &/or look for them on Facebook. 766-6300, 309 E. 5th Ave, Moses Lake.
Mutual Conversation Connections
One of the 5 means of grace (other than preaching, baptism, communion, & absolution) is the "mutual consolation and coversation of the saints." Which can be somewhat difficult to do during these times of "distancing" and online worship when we aren't together regularly. So I thought I might try to share a few member updates in the coming weeks here or there to try to keep us connected:
* Ron and Nancy Hanson have sold their house in ML and are moving to East Wenatchee to be closer to son Kevin's growing family -- new granddaughter Madison was just born Thursday, July 16! We will have a new mailing address for them as soon as they close on the new house, which is almost finished ... they are keeping cozy living in their RV until then!
* Grethe Odegaard told me that she is here because of the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918 ... Her mother, a pharmacist almost finished with her training, was sent to the valley up north of Lillehammer, Norway, when the flu arrived, because they needed more pharmacists up there. That was where her father lived and how they met. It is highly unlikely they would have met any other way. So something good came out of that pandemic! Grethe said she is doing well these past 4 months, gets together with Tulla and a couple of friends or family once in a while, but she misses coming to church.
* Wayne Lawson and his wife Arlene celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary on July 9th. Wayne is always ready to invite his neighbors in Peninsula Estates to come to church, especially if he finds out they used to attend church but have not lately. He gets out to the grocery store and has been to Sunday service at church several times since we resumed the in-person services.
>> If you have some news or insights to share on what you have been doing since we last saw you in person, we are interested! Just call or reply to this email... or I will hunt you down --Debbie
Returning to In-Person Services
What to do before attending, what to expect when you arrive --
- Take your temperature at home -- if it is over 100.4, please to not attend the service.
- Please bring a face mask if you have one; there are some available at the church if you do not have one, or forget yours. Masks are to be worn while inside the building by all over age 5 unless a health condition prevents you from wearing one (ie breathing difficulties, physical difficulty removing if needed).
- Use the parking lot doors. Please be seated in family groups/households, leaving 3 empty chairs between groups.
- Please try to maintain a 6 ft distance in the fellowship hall other than for a very brief time period (passing, etc.)
- Please use the waste baskets for papers and tissues; take advantage of the sanitizer, wipes, soap and water which are available ...
>>Singing During the Service
Because singing indoors is possibly a higher risk activity for viral spreading, if you are not able to wear a mask we ask that you do not sing along with the liturgy or hymns. This is the unfortunate trade-off we are making for the safety of our more vulnerable members, to help them and their families feel more comfortable with them attending our Sunday service.
Weekly Worship and Communion Schedule
Holy Communion will be offered weekly at each Sunday service as we work our way back into more regular attendance by all members who are able. Service of the Word will continue to be live-broadcast for those who choose not to attend in-person quite yet, with the broadcast ending prior to the start of the Service of the Sacrament. You can also request communion during a home visit, or at the church after the service after others have left the building.
Agnus Day used by permission -- agnusday [dot] org
Attendance last Sunday, 7.12.2020 -- 24