October 3rd, 2020


Readings, Announcements for October 4, 2020

Greetings from Living Word Lutheran Church          

Pentecost +18
October 4, 2020
9:00 AM Sunday Service;
via Facebook LIVE
First Reading: Isaiah 5:1-7
Psalm:  Psalm 80:7-19
Second Reading: Philippians 3:4b-14
Gospel Lesson:  Matthew 21:33-46

Sunday October 4

Sunday Service of the Word, 9:00 AM on Facebook live;
followed by the Service of the Sacrament  each week,
(off camera).    

Audio and service video links are posted later in the day at: livingwordml.livejournal.com to be viewed at a future time.
Wednesday October 7 Bible study -- Hebrews, chpt. 2-3

>> 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 Fritz, especially mom Evie, & brothers Tom, & Larry;
Wayne Rimple, (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 days 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:       
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 Tim T. for bringing the Word to us this Sunday while Pastor isolates a little after his travels;
      --   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);

>>> 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.

Due to the week of travel and catch-up upon our return, there is no Truly Truly note from Pastor Lou this week.   Thanks, Rev. Tim, for leading this Sunday's service.
Mutual Conversation Connections --
* postponed to next week... taking volunteer contacts  :)

>> 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

Crossroads Annual Banquet
As with nearly everything else in 2020, the annual fundraising banquet for Crossroads Pregnancy Resource Center will not take place this fall.  But of course, they still do need the donations and pledges that this event always generate, to help educate at-risk moms about pregnancy options aside from abortion.  "Some generous ministry partners are offering to provide Crossroads with $50,000 if we can raise $150,000 in gifts and pledges by October 31st."  Please prayerfully consider making a sacrificial gift of pledge today toward this challenge deadline of midnight on Saturday, October 31.  Pledges can be paid over 12 months." Pledges or gifts may be mailed
(1555 S. Pilgrim Street, Moses Lake) or made online at www.pregnancywa.org ;also by credit card by calling Christina at 509-765-4425.  "Partnering with you to save lives." --Crossroads Exec. Director Carol Knopp. 

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

Attendance last Sunday, 9.27.2020 --  unk