|Sunday|| September 13
||Sunday Service of the Word, 9:00 AM on Facebook live;
followed by the Service of the Sacrament each week, (off camera).
Sermon Audio and service video links are posted later in the day at: livingwordml.livejournal.com to be viewed at a future time.
|Wednesday||September 16||Bible study: the Book of Hebrews -- 7:00 - 8:30 PM, in the fellowship hall|
>> Keeping these in our Prayers:
For the healing of our country and all citizens during these times of unease, disease, and unrest;
Teachers, parents, admin, and students, working to figure out what school classes and schedules will look like;
For those who have lost homes, businesses, or loved ones from the many fires burning this week;
Family of Alice Fr-tz, especially Evie, Tom, & Larry;
David & Sarah H, (and Don & Triscia), mourning the loss of baby Talitha, born too soon for this earth;
Wayne R-mple, (friend of the Bensons, former ML mayor), cancer diagnosis;
Hailie T., (and empty-nesters, Tim and Carleen) as Hailie moves on to the next phase of her life;
Lexie H., (and Caleb), for good health and strength as she enters the final week before baby girl arrives;
Judy R, (Charlene's daughter), seeking clear diagnosis and treatment options for neck and spinal disk issues;
Michele B., 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;
Those who may be struggling with depression or loneliness during an extended isolation;
Friends and Family battling cancer:
Connie, (Debbie's aunt), after stomach surgery to remove a tumor; chemo to begin;
Emma, (14 yr old daughter of Norm's friend Bob Tatum), stage 4 cancer diagnosis (hip & lungs) and beginning chemo;
Paul B., immunotherapy treatment;
Angie, (Judene's sister), stage 4 lung cancer continues various treatments & new 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 Schafer), glioblastoma brain cancer & after radiation effects;
Those who mourn the loss of loved ones;
especially Mary R., 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 P, Riley C, Olaf M, Brady E,
Jordan M, Luke S, Logan H,
and (law enforcement) Justin E, Scott N, Jeff W, David H, Anandae C;
Those in the mission fields far from home, especially Danelle Putnam (and Brenna Moss);
Expectant mothers (and fathers!) especially 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
-- Thankful for medical professionals, particularly our own Margot, Pam R, Ellene, Raven, Lane, and Laura Lea;
-- Thankful for teachers and education professionals (including parents!), especially Triscia, Laurie, Mariel, Melodee, Pam H, Anne, Carmen, & Juli;
>>> Continued prayers for:
-- Patty Fode -- 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.
Wednesday Evening Bible Study
Join us for a look at the book of Hebrews this year -- Wednesdays at 7:00 pm, in the fellowship hall. Sept. 9 was the intro; on Sept. 13 we will start into chapter 1. You are welcome to drop in any Wednesday, even if you can't make it every week! (No class on Sept. 30th).
It has been a lean summer season for our friends at Lutherhaven Camp in Idaho, with campers limited to family groups mostly on the weekends due to virus control measures. This, of course, has resulted in a budget shortfall of over a quarter million dollars so far, with about another $200K shortfall expected for the rest of 2020. Sadly, this has resulted in the decision to cut the equivalent of 5 full time staff (9 positions affected). BUT they are still open for fall 2020 get-aways if you want a quiet place to go as a couple or as a family -- contact them to check on dates and availability. Your prayers are requested, and any support you are moved to consider as well, during this year and into 2021. Lutherhaven has been an important place for many in the congregation over it's 75-yr history.
Crossroads Resource Center
We have recieved word that Crossroads could use some extra receiving blankets, quilts, and/or diapers for their clients. Baby bottles (or baggies) with cash donations are also accepted year-round.
Quarterly Member Meeting
Our next quarterly meeting is scheduled for September 21st. Agenda items can be sent to Debbie or Curtis. It is possible that this meeting might be "skipped," similar to the March meeting, with reports received (and made available to the members), unless there is an objection from anyone in the congregation. The December meeting is the Annual Budget and Officer Elections meeting.
Mutual Conversation Connections
* Jess & Dorothy M-ore -- Living in Moses Lake since 1953, the Moores and the Ellestads go quite a ways back as friends. They are "doing pretty good" during these past months, and have people looking after them for supplies. They have 3 children, 2 surviving (one son living in Hawaii died suddenly this past spring), lots of grandchildren, and 4-5 great-grandchildren. Unfortunately, Jess and Dorothy's entry was inadvertently left out of the 2019 Member Directory (there is always one!); they have been attending on Sundays once in a while during the past few months.
* Peggy & Ken M-rse -- After serving in the US Army, including 9 years at Ft. Sill, OK at the end of his career (where Jonathan is now), Ken and Peggy have lived in South Dakota, Minnesota, and Washington (3 places) since he left the Army in 2002. They've been in Moses Lake for 2 years now, and Peggy says "this is it. No more moving." They have 2 married sons, one in Moses Lake, and one who lives on the west side of the state. That son's wedding took place in July, having been reduced from a guestlist of 250 down to 16 due to the virus limitations. Ken now works for the PUD in the transmission office; Peggy, who worked in varioius office positions along the way while the boys were growing up, now calls herself the "trophy wife." Peggy appreciated and is thankful for the hospitality shown to her the first time she came to our church and is ready to return soon.
>> 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
The latest issue of Connections Magazine (unofficial magazine of the LCMC) is here -- pick up a copy at the church, or request one by calling or replying to this email and we can get it to you. We also have several back-issues available for your enlightenment and enjoyment.
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Attendance last Sunday, 9.06.2020 -- 35