Please Pray . . . And Give Thanks

eChurch

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 the needs of others.
  • Those confronting life’s challenges and celebrating life’s joys.

Give Thanks For (Praise Reports):

  • Trudy Smart – continuing to recuperate after having successful heart surgery.
  • Mike Wilson – his mother, Bobbie Wilson, is recovering at home from a broken leg.
  • Betsy Anesse – incision from her third surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon has completely healed and physical therapy has begun.
  • People who rekindle your light. Liz Deal, my Dale Carnegie mentor is one.
  • Working with Sharee Fowler to deliver a session for Family Services – good engagement and feedback.
  • GriefShare starting at United Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church, 2/13.
  • Sarah giving money to a man looking for cans in trash cans to make a little money.

Please Pray:

  • Pam Godwin (and family) – her husband, Gill, has some health challenges. He has had a successful surgery and maintains a positive attitude.
  • Frankie Penn (an family) – on the recent loss of her father, Marty Penn
  • Dawn and her medical team as they travel to Zambia.
  • Annette Wilson’s mother (Mrs. Morgan) – she is in Hospice care at home. Your continued prayers are appreciated.
  • Sarah Alston – having challenges with degenerative arthritis in her neck.
  • Cedric Russell – continuing to recuperate from a total knee replacement.
  • Caroline Linebach Wu – she is very sick and needs prayer.

The Benediction

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

Please Pray . . . And Give Thanks

eChurch

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 the needs of others.
  • Those confronting life’s challenges and celebrating life’s joys.

Give Thanks For (Praise Reports):

  • Trudy Smart – home recuperating  after having successful heart surgery.
  • Mike Wilson – his mother, Bobbie Wilson (85), in rehab from a broken leg.
  • Betsy Anesse – incision from her third surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon has completely healed and physical therapy has begun.
  • Mabel Robinson – celebrated a birthday last week.
  • Hector McEachern – on a great birthday celebration.
  • Jaime Ledbetter – pathology reports show all precancerous cells removed.

Please Pray:

  • Pam Godwin (and family) – her husband, Gill, is having a challenging health crisis.
  • Annette Wilson’s mother (Mrs. Morgan) – she is in Hospice care your prayers are appreciated.
  • Sarah Alston – having challenges with degenerative arthritis in her neck.
  • John Craven (and family) – on the recent loss of his father.
  • Cedric Russell – he had a total knee replacement and continues to recuperate.
  • Caroline Linebach Wu – she is very sick and needs prayer.
  • Tomi Richard – her nephew is in a medically induced coma.

The Benediction

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

Please Pray . . . And Give Thanks

eChurch

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 the needs of others.
  • Those confronting life’s challenges and celebrating life’s joys.

Give Thanks For (Praise Reports):

  • Leadership W-S Human Relations Day session – great engagement and conversations.
  • Continued prayers, cards, letters and email messages related to my father’s recent passing.
  • Trudy Smart – home now after having successful heart surgery.
  • Remembering Eldridge D. Alston and his legacy.
  • Mike Wilson – his mother, Bobbie Wilson (85), in rehab from a broken leg.
  • Betsy Anesse –  incision from her third surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon has completely healed and physical therapy has begun.
  • NC Black Repertory Company – 32 nd Annual MLK Day birthday celebration was a success.

Please Pray:

  • Pam Godwin (and family) – her husband, Gill, is having a challenging health crisis and they appreciate your prayers.
  • Wanda Allen-Abraha – on the loss of her father recently.
  • Annette Wilson’s mother (Mrs. Morgan) – she is in Hospice care your prayers are appreciated.
  • Cedric Russell – he had a total knee replacement and continues to recuperate.
  • Caroline Linebach Wu – she is very sick and needs prayer.
  • Tomi Richard – her nephew is in a medically induced coma.

The Benediction

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

Please Pray . . . And Give Thanks

eChurch

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 the needs of others.
  • Those confronting life’s challenges and celebrating life’s joys.

Give Thanks For (Praise Reports):

  • Leadership W-S Human Relations Pre-Day session – a good start to the full day planned for this week.
  • Session with Wanda Brown and her WSSU library staff to discuss their strengths and how they work together (strength finders).
  • Continued prayers, cards, letters and email messages related to my father’s recent passing.
  • Trudy Smart – successful heart surgery.

Please Pray:

  • Pam Godwin (and family) – her husband, Gill, is having a challenging health crisis and they appreciate your prayers.
  • The family of Dr. James Jones – he passed last week.
  • Terrence Hawkins – for the 3rd Annual MLK Day Kneel-In.
  • Mike Wilson – for his mother, Bobbie Wilson (85), who fell recently and broke her leg.
  • Ernestine Swift – a recent death in her family.
  • Terry Kelly – on the loss of her father, Minister L. C. Kelly, Jr.
  • Deshera Mack (for her family) – a Livingstonian. She recently retired as an educator and was on a trip to Australia at the time of her death.
  • My stepmother, Shirley Perry Alston as she begins a new year without her best friend.
  • Sand Lomax – continues to recuperate at home.
  • Annette Wilson’s mother (Mrs. Morgan) – she is in Hospice care your prayers are appreciated.
  • Sarah Alston – as she continues to deal with degenerative arthritis in her neck.
  • Cedric Russell – he had a total knee replacement and continues to recuperate.
  • Caroline Linebach Wu – she is very sick and needs prayer.

The Benediction

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

Please Pray . . . And Give Thanks

eChurch

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 the needs of others.
  • Those confronting life’s challenges and celebrating life’s joys.

Give Thanks For (Praise Reports):

  • I am absolutely blown away by the kindness, prayers, thoughtfulness, cards, text messages, emails, calls, social media posts, tributes, food, and the many additional expressions of love during last week (the passing of my father, Eldridge D. Alston). We grieve, we are sad, we hurt, the loss has been cumulative, yet, we carry on, living by the example of Eldridge D. Alston. I have a heart of thanksgiving right now for all of you; for Pastor Nathan E. Scovens and his church (Galilee Missionary Baptist Church) for all they have done; the members of St. James AME church and their role and impact on our family; for my Pastor, Prince R. Rivers and the support from United Metropolitan Missionary Baptist church; the Forsyth County Sheriff’s department for their presence (as honor guards, pall bearers and escorts), and for the more than able assistance of Chaplain Glen Davis. Russell Funeral Home was outstanding from start to finish. A special shout to James M. DuBose Jr. and the Culinary staff at Galilee (David). From my family to everyone, thanks!
  • John Railey – on his Sunday column: Sons and daughters carrying father’s dreams into the New Year.
  • WS Journal article – County’s first black sheriff’s deputy dies at 88
  • Family dinner to celebrate daddy – great fellowship, food and laughter.
  • My remarks at the service and a Steller Story.
  • A new year!

Please Pray:

  • Pam Godwin (and family) – her husband, Gill, is having a challenging health crisis and they appreciate your prayers.
  • My stepmother, Shirley Perry Alston as she begins a new year without her best friend.
  • Trudy Smart – having heart surgery tomorrow.
  • Gloria James – Please pray for peace, healing, and strength for a friend who is awaiting medical tests results.
  • Andrew Perkins (and family) – on the loss of his brother, Phillip.
  • Mama Elcock who is at Forsyth in room 115 in ICU.
  • Sand Lomax – continues to recuperate at home.
  • Annette Wilson’s mother (Mrs. Morgan) – she is in Hospice care your prayers are appreciated.
  • Rev. Dr. James Ferree – he lost his sister last week and her service is Wednesday.
  • For our country – An environment of bullying, racial slurs, fear baiting, and a blatant disrespect for others has given license to some people to do the unimaginable and not care.
  • Sarah Alston – as she continues to deal with degenerative arthritis in her neck and options to remedy the condition.
  • Cedric Russell – he had a total knee replacement and continues to recuperate.
  • All who have had a difficult time during the holiday season due to a loss.

The Benediction

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