October 10th, 2020


Readings, Announcements for October 11, 2020

Greetings from Living Word Lutheran Church

Pentecost +19

October 11, 2020
9:00 AM Sunday Service;
via Facebook LIVE
First Reading: Isaiah 25:6-9
Psalm:  Psalm 23
Second Reading: Philippians 4:4-13
Gospel Lesson:  Matthew 22:1-14

Sunday October 11 Sunday Service of the Word, 9:00 AM on Facebook live;
followed by weekly Service of the Sacrament ,
(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 14 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;
            specifically those who are fighting or recovering from the virus;
Mitch M., (owner of our building), biking accident on 10/5, badly shattered shoulder blade/joint; surgery 10/12;
Wayne (& Arlene),  in need of transitioning from family home help to professional home help soon;
Judy R,  (Charlene's daughter), seeking clear diagnosis and treatment options for neck and spinal disk issues;
       Suzanne, (Charlene's daughter), recovering from weight-loss surgery;
       Jake, (Charlene's grandson), sudden heart rhythm issues have returned, repeat surgery possible;
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:   
Wayne R.,
(friend of the Bensons, businessman & former ML mayor);
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
>>> Continued prayers for:
        -- Michelle B (back issues) --  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.

From the Columbia Basin Cancer Foundation's Facebook page (Oct. 5) :

"We are in need of volunteer delivery drivers for our Meals to Heal Program. Must have two legs only to qualify, sunglasses are optional! Delivery starting in November, mostly in the Moses Lake area. We are still working on all the details, but if you are interested please contact Debbie at info@columbiabasincancerfoundation.org or call the office at 764-4644."

In Home Assistance
If you or anyone you know would be intereted/able to assist an elderly couple in their home for a couple of hours per evening a couple times a week, we have been made aware of a need in this area asap.  Please call Pastor Lou or Debbie; specifics aren't quite clear at this time.

Lutherhaven Annual Meeting via Zoom (or phone)
As contributors to Camp Lutherhaven in the past year, Living Word congregation is entitled to participate at their annual meeting.  This year it is taking place via Zoom, so perhaps someone would like to be that person (we have never had representation in the past when the meetings were in person).  The meeting can also be "attended" by phone.

From the note we received:
   In accordance with the Bylaws of Lutherhaven Ministries
We Invite You To Join the Staff & Board of Directors  For An Open House
Virtual Lutherhaven Ministries Annual Corporation Meeting,  6:30 PM     Thursday, November 5, 2020
To celebrate all God has done and continues to do at Lutherhaven Ministries!
As an Idaho non-profit corporation and in compliance with Idaho law and the Lutherhaven Bylaws, Member Congregations represented at the meeting receive one vote on all matters up for ballot at the meeting.
This notice is dated October 5, 2020        
       Kyle Hulvey, Corporate Secretary, Lutherhaven Ministries

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 and support 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 or 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 ; credit card payments accepted by calling Christina at 509-765-4425.  "Partnering with you to save lives."  --Crossroads Exec. Director Carol Knopp.

Mutual Conversation Connections --
* will try again next week...
Feel free to let us know if you have something going on, a need, or fun thing that has happened that you want to share;  just call or reply to this email.  --Debbie

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

Attendance last Sunday, 10.04.2020 --  unk