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Living Word Lutheran Church, Moses Lake, WA

Readings, Announcements for July 26, 2020

        Greetings from Living Word Lutheran Church                

God for us Romans 8

Pentecost +8
July 26, 2020
9:00 AM Sunday Service;
  also continuing via
Facebook LIVE
First Reading: Deuteronomy 7:6-9
Psalm:  Psalm 125
Second Reading: Romans 8:28-39
Gospel Lesson:  Matthew 13:44-52

Saturday July 25 Grace H*chstatter & Austyn Kag*le to be married
Sunday July 26

Sunday Service, 9:00 AM; with the Lord's Supper following the LIVE broadcast.
Facebook Live:  9:00 AM

>> 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 R,  (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 Neust-l 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 Sm-th (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 Sch-fer), 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 Pink-rton, Riley Con-han, Olaf Mo-re, Brady Em-rson,
             Jordan Matth-ws, Luke Stov-r,  Logan H-sse,
        and (law enforcement) 
Justin E, Scott N, Jeff W, David H, Anandae C; 
  Those in the mission fields far from home, especially Danelle Putn-m (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.  The local project is called Care Sacks
(learn more about it here), that are distributed by Serve Moses Lake and the Food Bank.   Living Word congregation has donated $200 to this from our beneolence fund.  If you also would be interested in contributing to this project, donations may be made directly to Serve ML, or to Grocery Outlet through the end of July.   Individual donors of $5 or more will receive  $5 off a future purchase of $25 or more at Grocery Outlet.   Volunteers are also welcome to help make the sack lunches, (5 PM every Tuesday evening at Youth Dynamics downtown).

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  -- &/or look for them on Facebook.  766-6300, 309 E. 5th Ave, Moses Lake.

**Scam Alert**
At least 3 members have now received an email from "the pastor" this month, asking for a discreet private reply, or that gift cards be sent.  These are not coming from your pastor!  DO NOT RESPOND to such an email even if the email address looks legitimate when you first see it -- it could install malware on your computer. Similar "church email scams" are happening all across the country, asking for money or gift cards for a certain private project.  This is called phishing.  Pastor Lou would not send such an email (he very rarely sends ANY emails himself!)   Please be careful so you don't get caught!
Mutual Conversation Connections
I thought I might try to share a few member updates in the coming weeks here to try to keep us connected:
     * the Pinkert-n Family -- It's possible that not everyone knows that Rachel and Jonathan are expecting baby #4 in August.  Jonathan will complete his training program in August also, so Rachal and the girls  (Jael and Abby) will be driving with a friend to Oklahoma next week to be near Jonathan.  Rachal hopes to attend his graduation if it is possible, and also plans to have the baby there (due Aug. 23).  They are not sure if it's a girl or a boy, but Daniel and Jael have already named "her" Esther.  Daniel has been spending the summer visiting his grandparents in Pennsylvania.  We may get to see at least some of the family for a bit in October before they make a permanent move to finally reunite as a family, most likely in Oklahoma, where Jonathan will continue his career as an air defense battle management system operator (14G) in the US Army.
Jonathan tries to use his music talents wherever he can, of course!
     the Con-han Family --
"Just say we're fine!"   Ellene has continued to work/be on call all spring and summer as a PACU RN (post aesthesia care unit) surgery recovery nurse at Samaritan Hospital.  She keeps busy at home with "hay and pipes," ever mindful that holding an irrigation pipe during a lightening storm can get you knocked off your feet happened to her once just before her high school graduation, and earned her the nickname "Sparky" for a time!  Mike was/is also classified as an "essential worker" at his job as a driver for Simplot so he's been working throughout the virus phases.  Chance has been able to play some baseball this spring, although not as much as during a normal year, so they have traveled to some out-of-town games.  Chance will be a senior at Warden HS, along with year 2 of Running Start.   Ellie has "probably one more year"at Boise State before starting dental school.   Her visits home have been somewhat limited by the virus restrictions.   Riley completed training and graduated from the Spokane Firefighter Academy in December and has been working in Cheney, while also being in the USMC reserves; he has considered a return to active military.  Ellene hopes the family might get to see the Grand Canyon on the way to/from a family wedding this fall.  Ellene is the daughter of Gordon Huesby (a retired Lutheran pastor) who has filled in the preaching role for us on occasion when Pastor Lou is away;  he and Lois are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary today, July 24.   
    *  Ed and Kitty Nels-n -- "We are together!'' (--Kitty)         Married for 72 years  on August 8, it is a rare day that you see one of these two without the other.   They have been spending their pandemic time mostly at home;  Ed has figured out how to order groceries online and picks them up a few times each month without even needing to leave the car.   One of their 3 children, daughter Debbie (and husband Gary Chandler) live next door, and granddaughter Lisa (UPS Store owners) and family are next door to them, so they have help when/if needed.  Their son and another daughter also live in Washington -- and  7 grandchildren and "16 or 17" great grandchildren!  Ed and Kitty have   missed regularly attending church and chatting after;  they do watch the Facebook recording of the Live broadcasts, and wanted to say 'hi' to everyone. 

>> 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
- Make sure your temperature is under 100.4, as taken at home;  - Please wear a face mask (there are some available at the church if you do not have one), unless a health condition prevents; - Please be seated in family groups/households, leaving 3 empty chairs between groups.  - Please use waste baskets for tissues, try to maintain a 6 ft distance other than for a very brief time period (passing, etc.), and 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 is being offered weekly at each Sunday service as we work our way back into more regular member attendance.  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 on Sunday morning, or another time that can be arranged.

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Attendance last Sunday, 7.19.2020 --  21
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