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Readings, Announcements for Sept. 27, 2020

                  Greetings from Living Word Lutheran Church        


Pentecost +17
September 27, 2020
9:00 AM Sunday Service;
and
via Facebook LIVE
First Reading: Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32
Psalm:  Psalm 25:1-10
Second Reading: Philippians 2:1-4 (5-13), 14-18
Gospel Lesson:  Matthew 21:23-27 (28-32)

THIS WEEK at a GLANCE:
Sunday September 27

 
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 30 No Bible study this week -- Pastor Lou is away.
Sept. 24 - Oct. 2 Pastor Lou and Debbie traveling to S.Dakota conference

>> 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 Fri-z, especially mom Evie, & brothers 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;
   
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:       
      
Emma, (14 yr old daughter of Norm's friend Bob Tatum), stage 4 cancer diagnosis (hip & lungs) and beginning chemo;
         
Paul B., immunotherapy treatment; doing well with it;
        Angie, (Judene's sister), stage 4 lung cancer continues various treatments & new 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), glioblastoma brain cancer & after radiation effects;       
    Those who mourn the loss of loved ones; 
          especially the Hochstatters,  Evie & Tom E, Mary R., Dawn V.,  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; 
  Those in the mission fields far from home, especially Danelle Putnam (and Brenna Moss);
  Expectant mothers (and fathers!)
-- and for those who would like to be;
  Engaged couples preparing for marriage, especially Gaige & Danielle; Danelle (Putnam) & Carlos;
>>> Thanks and Praises
    --   Thank you to Bryan N. for bringing the Word to us today;
      --   a new granddaugher fo
r Don and Triscia, Kaia Lynn born Monday the 21st to Caleb & Lexi;
      --   that a new heart was received by Ava, 10-month old daughter of Stan's friend Kyle (Sherwin-Williams manager);
      --   that Deb's aunt Connie's suffering in this world has ended, and she has been reunited with her husband in heaven;

>>> Continued prayers for:
              -- Paul & Sandy --  Arlene (Wayne's wife) -- Ken & DeAnne (Deb's parents) -- Julie Reyn-lds (Laurie O. sister, breast cancer) --  Danette, Kyle E.,  Loren, Josh -- Mary  & Gordon at Brookdale/Hearthstone; Joyce at Columbia Crest;   Rev. Steve My-rs (in Spokane) -- the farmers of South Africa.

Pastor Lou and Debbie are traveling this week, driving to the annual conference of the Augsburg Lutheran Churches and Institute of Lutheran Theolgy at Brookings, South Dakota.  These are the 2 groups most instrumental in Pastor Lou becoming an ordained minister.  Bryan Noe will lead the service and sermon this Sunday (Derek O. will produce the Facebook Live recording), and Tim will lead the service and preach Oct. 4 (a precautionary absence after traveling through several states; Pastor Lou should be home Oct. 2-ish).   There will be no Wedneday Bible study Sept. 20;  we look forward to continuing the Hebrews study on October 7.   Phone and email messages will be checked, if there is a need to contact us this week.

Christian Prayer March 2020
This Saturday, Sept. 26, a group of Christians will gather at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC.  Organized by Franklin Graham, they will walk and pray along a short route, asking God to heal our country.  If you are so inclined to join in prayer at this same time, they will begin at 9 AM Pacific Time on Saturday morning.  Of course, this is a prayer anyone can pray at any time, now and in the future.

Crossroads Resource Center
We have received 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.  Bring to the church or deliver directly to them at 1555 S. Pilgrim, Moses Lake (near the high school).


Mutual Conversation Connections --
* Donna L-ighter & Hap W-idner -- Friends invited to LW by Wayne Lawson, Hap and Donna have continued to attend Sunday services nearly every week during the covid slow-down.  Donna lives in Ephrata where she was a teacher for 22 years after moving to WA from Missouri (where she taught grade 3-6 for 13 years).  Donna is good at the sewing machine, and in the kitchen (evidenced by some of the things that have shown up at church events) and likes to read.    She has 2 children, a daughter living in Missouri and a son who was killed in truck accident in 1996, and one grandson.  Her younger sister, Billie, also lives in Ephrata and comes along to church fairly often on Sunday mornings; one more sister lives in Lacy.    Hap is a farmer, with his home base in block 89 near Hiawatha Road; he has lived in the Basin for almost 40 years now.  He has 1 son & 2 daughters, 3 grandchildren, and is hoping for some great-grandchildren too, but no luck on that so far.  Donna and Hap are "snowbirds" -- they enjoy traveling to Arizona and Palm Springs area each winter after the corn is harvested in October until just before spring planting.
Keith & Renae Ha-l --  the Ha-ls are perhaps best known in Moses Lake for their Ha-l-a-day Christmas tree farm (which they ended in 2019).  Renae has long been a member of the Immanuel quilters; she is pretty crafty in other areas as well, and is busy putting up the bounty from the garden.  2020 has been an extra good gardening year, so they have been able to make little distanced visits to deliver some goods to nearby neighbors.   They came to Moses Lake from Southern Idaho area in early 1978, shortly after they married, and raised 2 sons and a daughter here.  They share 2 granddaughters with the He-ses (their oldest son married our oldest daughter) in Kirkland, and one more granddaughter is in Ellensburg.   Keith is retired from Simplot, where he was a field man and worked a lot with the Hutterites.  In non-covid times they enjoyed some camping and even fishing trips to Alaska.  They have been steering clear of any indoor group activities this year.  Keith's brother Larry helped the He-ses find their farm when we moved to the Basin, and Renae was literally the second person Debbie met on her first visit in to town. 

>> 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

Connections Magazine (unofficial magazine of the LCMC) -- pick up a copy any time, read and share them -- current and several back issues are available.

SOLA PUBLISHING BIBLE STUDY
If you would be interested in an online Zoom Bible study, there is a good one coming up hosted by Sola Publishing on the Bound Will.
Beginning October 5, on Mondays (early evenings, 4:00 PM since we are West Coast), looks like it is a 6 week study.  Workbook to be purchased here.  The host, Rev. Dr. Steven King, is a friend of Pastor Lou & Debbie; he is an excellent teacher and the managing editor at Sola Publishing.

Agnus Day                       used by permission  --   agnusday [dot] org


Attendance last Sunday, 9.20.2020 --  21
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