Please Pray . . . And Give Thanks

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As the Spirit of God guides you (while you are at the altar) please hold the following reminders, celebrations and concerns in your prayers:

  • Please pray for those in need of prayer and not included on this list.
  • Please pray for everyone who takes the time to pray for, and consider the needs of, others.
  • Submit your prayer requests for the eLectronic cHurch to join with, and for, you (and others) in prayer.
  • I hope you are walking in HIS favor and finding that your endeavors remain rewarding and your contributions ever enhancing.
  • Those confronting life’s challenges and celebrating life’s joys.

Give Thanks For (Praise Reports):

  • For people who respond to the call to reach out and pray through this virtual church community.
  • Everyone who contributed to help a mother (Charlie, age 30) and her seven children (ages 14 to nine months) for Thanksgiving and Christmas. The family is very appreciative.
  • Francine Madrey – for her husband who is making slow progress.
  • Christmas with family in W-S and S.C.  Great fellowship, laughter, food and love.
  • Bus trip organized by Robert Scott to Atlanta this weekend. A great time with old friends and new acquaintances.
  • Meeting Byron Williams and reading his book (excellent), 1963: The Year of Hope and Hostility.
  • Consider creating a “Good Things Jar” in 2015
  • Another year ending as we prepare to bring in a New Year.

Please Pray For:

  • Ben Piggott – for his mother who has dementia and is in the care of Hospice.
  • Rev. Alvin Damon – his brother, Thomas Damon, passed.
  • Pat Royal Jennings – her husband ( Shelby Jennings) is hospitalized and is in need of prayer.
  • Marie McCleave – pray for Wanda Washington Stewart’s mother who ives in Greensboro, N.C. She is very ill.
  • Pray for people who have difficulty during the holiday season (as they grieve for various reasons).
  • Gregory Hairston (and family) – his brother is fighting an aggressive form of cancer. Continue to keep them in prayer.
  • Pray for the family of Mitchell Thomas – he was in a Hospice Home and has now made the transition.
  • For the families of the two police officers killed in Brooklyn. A senseless act.
  • Pray for NY City, its Mayor, NYPD and protestors.
  • Miller Allen – please pray for Thomas, Bobby and Eula Long and, Marco and family.
  • Fil Anderson – For h brother-in-law David who is at home receiving end-of-life care.
  • Please continue to pray for Cynthia Williams and her family as they mourn for two cousins who died unexpectedly last week.
  • Please pray for a friend to many, Ernie Fackelman, who is scheduled to begin chemotherapy for a recurrence of cancer.
  • All of us stand in the need of prayer as our nation addresses, responds and in other instances, reacts to racial tensions and protests.

The Benediction:

  • Make it a great day
  • Enjoy the journey
  • Look for the bright spots

Please Pray . . . And Give Thanks

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As the Spirit of God guides you (while you are at the altar) please hold the following reminders, celebrations and concerns in your prayers:

  • Please pray for those in need of prayer and not included on this list.
  • Please pray for everyone who takes the time to pray for, and consider the needs of, others.
  • Submit your prayer requests for the eLectronic cHurch to join with, and for, you (and others) in prayer.
  • I hope you are walking in HIS favor and finding that your endeavors remain rewarding and your contributions ever enhancing.
  • Those confronting life’s challenges and celebrating life’s joys.

Give Thanks For (Praise Reports):

  • For people who respond to the call to reach out and pray through this virtual church community.
  • Nat Irvin – his father is now home and continuing his recovery.
  • The new sermon series at UMMBC: The Gospel of John – Believe and Live.  Sermon yesterday: Who is Jesus?
  • Advent, a reflective series from The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology.
  • Robert Scott – for his mother who is recovering from a stroke and making progress.
  • LCNAA W-S Alumni Chapter members – a good team of people who work well together.
  • Karl Yena – always giving of his time to help others.
  • Ed and Miriam McCarter – on their 36th wedding anniversary (great people and friends).
  • High Impact Presentation (HIP) training with Emily Carter – great two days with Progressive Business Media.
  • Donation of long sleeve t-shirts for the students at Ephesus Academy for their book club, and donation of printing the book club logo on them – thanks!
  • Everyone who contributed to help a mother (Charlie, age 30) and her seven children (ages 14 to nine months) for Thanksgiving and Christmas. The support (food, gifts, gift cards and cash) has been outstanding. Thanks go out to: Brenda Diggs, UMMBC Sanctuary/Senior Choir, Arthur Dark, Michelle Cook, Emily Carter, Angie Burleyson, Norman Hamilton, David Worsley, Kristen Loflin, Linda Langheld, Claire Nanton (and friends), Rick Pierce, Cynthia Williams, and United Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church.
  • Francine Madrey – for her husband who is making slow progress.
  • Rev. Dr. Doug Bailey – on the work he led through the Center for Urban Ministry. Thanks for making a difference, Doug.
  • Downtown Foot Patrol Collecting Blankets for the Homeless –

Please Pray For:

  • Ben Piggott – for his mother who has dementia and is in the care of Hospice.
  • Monica Rivers – her mother was recently hospitalized.
  • Lynn Brooks – continued prayers for her on the loss of her father last week.
  • Pray for people who have difficulty during the holiday season (as they grieve for several reasons – remembering a loved one, separation, divorce, life changes, etc)
  • Gregory Hairston (and family) – his brother is fighting an aggressive form of cancer. Continue to keep them in prayer.
  • Bill Cook – for a positive call back from a recent interview.
  • Mitchell Thomas – he is in a Hospice Home now.
  • For the families of the two police officers killed in Brooklyn, NY over the weekend.
  • Miller Allen – please pray for Thomas, Bobby and Eula Long and, Marco and family.
  • Fil Anderson – For h brother-in-law David who was recently diagnosed with cancer as he meets with doctors today.
  • Please pray for Cynthia Williams and her family. They will gather today for a memorial service for two cousins who died unexpectedly last week.
  • Please pray for a friend to many, Ernie Fackelman, who is scheduled to begin chemotherapy for a recurrence of cancer.

The Benediction:

  • Make it a great day
  • Enjoy the journey
  • Look for the bright spots

Please Pray . . . And Give Thanks

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As the Spirit of God guides you (while you are at the altar) please hold the following reminders, celebrations and concerns in your prayers:

  • Please pray for those in need of prayer and not included on this list.
  • Please pray for everyone who takes the time to pray for, and consider the needs of, others.
  • Submit your prayer requests for the eLectronic cHurch to join with, and for, you (and others) in prayer.
  • I hope you are walking in HIS favor and finding that your endeavors remain rewarding and your contributions ever enhancing.
  • Those confronting life’s challenges and celebrating life’s joys.

Give Thanks For (Praise Reports):

  • For people who respond to the call to reach out and pray through this virtual church community.
  • Nat Irvin – his father is now home and continuing his recovery.
  • The new Advent sermon series at UMMBC: Hope for the Holidays. Sermon yesterday: Don’t Stop Singing
  • Advent, a reflective series from The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology.
  • My nephew, Wali Alston, graduated from UNCC on Saturday.
  • Robert Scott – for his mother who is recovering from a stroke and making progress.
  • UMMBC Holiday Celebration banquet yesterday afternoon.
  • Livingstone College W-S Alumni Chapter Christmas Social last Friday.
  • DSS Christmas party – received a gift for my interim service (a nice gesture of appreciation).
  • Our 37th wedding anniversary 12/17.
  • The magic of Christmas

Please Pray For:

  • Ben Piggott – for his mother who has dementia and is in the care of Hospice.
  • Lynn Brooks – Sharing the sad news that my dad, Stan Brooks, passed away this morning in hospice at Henry Ford Hospital in Macomb. He was such a good man and so very loved by so many. We were blessed to know him and have him as a dad, grandpa, brother, husband and friend. Thank you for your prayers.
  • Juliet Brown – on the lost her brother, Rev. John Daniels.
  • Pray for people who have difficulty during the holiday season (as they grieve for several reasons – remembering a loved one, separation, divorce, life changes, etc)
  • Gregory Hairston (and family) – his brother is fighting an aggressive form of cancer. Continue to keep them in prayer.
  • Bill Cook – for a positive call back from a recent interview.
  • Mitchell Thomas – he is in a Hospice Home now.
  • Don’t Shoot and I Cant’t Breathe.
  • Miller Allen – please pray for Thomas, Bobby and Eula Long and, Marco and family.
  • Fil Anderson – For h brother-in-law David who was recently diagnosed with cancer as he meets with doctors today.

The Benediction:

  • Make it a great day
  • Enjoy the journey
  • Look for the bright spots

Please Pray . . . And Give Thanks

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As the Spirit of God guides you (while you are at the altar) please hold the following reminders, celebrations and concerns in your prayers:

  • Please pray for those in need of prayer and not included on this list.
  • Please pray for everyone who takes the time to pray for, and consider the needs of, others.
  • Submit your prayer requests for the eLectronic cHurch to join with, and for, you (and others) in prayer.
  • I hope you are walking in HIS favor and finding that your endeavors remain rewarding and your contributions ever enhancing.
  • Those confronting life’s challenges and celebrating life’s joys.

Give Thanks For (Praise Reports):

  • For people who respond to the call to reach out and pray through this virtual church community.
  • Nat Irvin – his father is now home and continuing his recovery.
  • The new Advent sermon series at UMMBC: Hope for the Holidays. Sermon yesterday: God of Another Chance.
  • Advent, a reflective series from The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology.
  • Outstanding Dale Carnegie International Convention last week in Atlanta.
  • Delta’s Big Hats & Bow Ties Jazz Brunch – great event, good food and fellowship.
  • Vernon Ross and UMMBC volunteers who worked with 40 young people (reading) last weekend.

Please Pray For:

  • Ben Piggott – for his mother who has dementia and is in the care of Hospice.
  • Felecia Bennett-Giles and her family – on the loss of her father, Franklin Bennett.
  • Pray for people who have difficulty during the holiday season (as they grieve for several reasons – remembering a loved one, separation, divorce, life changes, etc)
  • Robert Scott – for his mother who is recovering from a stroke and making progress.
  • Gregory Hairston (and family) – his brother is fighting an aggressive form of cancer. Continue to keep them in prayer.
  • Continued international cooperation to address the ebola crisis and provide help for all impacted.
  • Continue to remember the girls in Nigeria who remain hostages, and their families: Bring Back Our Girls
  • Bill Cook – for a positive call back from a recent interview.
  • Mitchell Thomas – he is in a Hospice Home now.
  • Don’t Shoot and I Cant’t Breathe.
  • Miller Allen – please pray for Thomas, Bobby and Eula Long and, Marco and family.
  • Cornelious Flood – for his niece Tiffany who had surgery last week at Duke Hospital.
  • Fil Anderson – For h brother-in-law David who was recently diagnosed with cancer as he meets with doctors today.

The Benediction:

  • Make it a great day
  • Enjoy the journey
  • Look for the bright spots

Please Pray . . . And Give Thanks

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As the Spirit of God guides you (while you are at the altar) please hold the following reminders, celebrations and concerns in your prayers:

  • Please pray for those in need of prayer and not included on this list.
  • Please pray for everyone who takes the time to pray for, and consider the needs of, others.
  • Submit your prayer requests for the eLectronic cHurch to join with, and for, you (and others) in prayer.
  • I hope you are walking in HIS favor and finding that your endeavors remain rewarding and your contributions ever enhancing.
  • Those confronting life’s challenges and celebrating life’s joys.

Give Thanks For (Praise Reports):

  • For people who respond to the call to reach out and pray through this virtual church community.
  • VHVH (Veterans Helping Veterans Heal) – great work going on here with veterans making daring transitions.
  • Thanksgiving at my nephew’s home (Wali and Stephanie) – good food, fellowship, laughter, and grateful for life.
  • UMMBC providing thanksgiving food for over 50 people and families.
  • Nat Irvin – his father is now home and continuing his recovery.
  • The new Advent sermon series at UMMBC: Hope for the Holidays.
  • Happy birthday (today) to my baby sister, Angela Alston-Boyd.
  • Meeting Byron Williams and reading his insightful piece: Ferguson’s Grand Jury Decision Could Produce the Seeds of Change
  • Advent, a reflective series from The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology.

Please Pray For:

  • Ben Piggott – for his mother who has dementia and is in the care of Hospice.
  • Sarah Alston – two weeks ago yesterday we attend her aunt’s funeral and yesterday learned that her aunt’s daughter (Betty Jean) died (she had been placed in Hospice).
  • Pray for people who have difficulty during the holiday season (as they grieve for several reasons – remembering a loved one, separation, divorce, life changes, etc)
  • Robert Scott – for his mother who is recovering from a stroke and making progress.
  • Gregory Hairston (and family) – his brother is now fighting an aggressive form of cancer. Continue to keep them in prayer.
  • Continued international cooperation to address the ebola crisis and provide help for all impacted.
  • Continue to remember the girls in Nigeria who remain hostages, and their families. Bring Back Our Girls
  • Bernetta Harper – her husband (Kevin, age 59) died last Monday and his funeral was the day after thanksgiving.
  • Tomi Richard – lost her sister, Shirley Williams, last week.
  • Lilerewase Carter and Debra Miller – lost a sister and sister in law and service was last week.
  • Deaconess Gracie Jordan (and her family) – her funeral is today.
  • Mitchell Thomas – he is in a Hospice Home now.
  • Bill Madrey –  he had additional surgery this week.
  • Bill Fillyaw (and his family) – he died last week.
  • The residents of Ferguson, Mo and the family of Mike Brown.

The Benediction:

  • Make it a great day
  • Enjoy the journey
  • Look for the bright spots