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):

  • The first Father’s Day without my father.
  • NC Black Rep’s production of Project1Voice, YELLOWMAN.
  • Session 2 of the Dale Carnegie Course – a great group.
  • Interview on Triad Today (Channel 45) about the 2017 National Black Theatre Festival.
  • Lunch with my baby sister, Angela.
  • Attended a great birthday celebration for Terry Hale.
  • Family attending Sesame Street Live in Charlotte with Gabriel and Journi (great nephew and niece).
  • Rev. Brewster and his wife – he was the preacher today at UMMBC, and mentioned that they have four children with some form of Autism.
  • Spending time on Sunday afternoon with my wife enjoying the day.
  • Everyday. Sunrises. Sunsets.
  • The power of touch, love, support and encouragement.

Please Pray:

  • Sarah Alston – as she continues to deal with chronic discomfort from arthritis in her neck..
  • Marilyn White (my cousin) – hospitalized in Charleston, SC, asks for prayer.
  • For the family and friends of Chris Murrell (a great talent) on their loss.
  • The family of Marie McCLeave – her great nephew (age 26 and has a 6 month baby old baby) was murdered on the way to work.
  • The transition team at UMMBC as the search process for a new senior pastor begins.
  • UMMBC Stephen Ministry – please pray for:
    Blair Chavis, Mother and son, both had a stroke, Deacon Sellers in the Stitch Center, Rev. Yvette Martin (executive pastor) for her leadership during the transition.
  • Rev. Martin and the church intern traveling to and from the Lott Carey assembly.
  • Barry Williams’ sister – an important decision on eye surgery.

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):

  • A new group of participants in the Dale Carnegie course.
  • Catching up with Ned Ericsson and discussing the WS Fellows program.
  • UMMBC Interim pastor named: Rev. Dr. Gregory T. Headen , Pastor Emeritus of Genesis Baptist Church in Greensboro.
  • UMMBC Community Day was a success.
  • For all fathers who celebrated yesterday – those with and without children.
  • National Black Theatre Festival memories come from unexpected places.
  • Everyday. Sunrises. Sunsets.
  • The power of touch, love, support and encouragement.

Please Pray:

  • Sarah Alston – as she continues to deal with chronic discomfort from arthritis in her neck and muscle strain.
  • New leadership for GriefShare program at UMMBC.
  • For the family and friends of Chris Murrell on their loss.
  • Dara and Mike Silver – on the birth of their baby girl. She is receiving care in Brenner Children’s Hospital.
  • The family of Micheal Ray “Bootney” Moore (a lifelong employee and family member of Russell Funeral Home) – he died unexpectedly last Sunday and his service was yesterday.
  • The family of Sam Branch (Livingstone College ’76) – his service was Saturday.
  • The transition team at UMMBC as the search process for a new senior pastor begins.
  • UMMBC Stephen Ministry – please pray for:
    Blair Chavis
    Deacon Sellers in the Stitch Center
    Rev. Yvette Martin (executive pastor) for her leadership during the transition
  • Barry Williams’ sister – an important decision on eye surgery.

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):

  • A birthday dinner with my niece, Yasmeen, and family. Happy 24th.
  • The generosity of Claudette Weston, her encouragement and friendship – great article on Sunday. All of it is true!
  • A great UMMBC Stephen Ministry retreat – great participation, session leaders in Rev. Yvette Martin and Tasha Gibson.
  • NBTF announcements, shows, and activities.
  • Mr. Herman Brunson – hospitalized with chest pains, stints inserted. Out and back in church on Sunday.
  • Deacon Georgiana McCoy is out of the hospital.
  • Everyday. Sunrises. Sunsets.
  • The power of touch, love, support and encouragement.
  • Linda Scales – recently in the hospital but now home resting.

Please Pray:

  • Sarah Alston – as she continues to deal with arthritis in her neck and muscle strain.
  • The family of Micheal Ray “Bootney” Moore (a lifelong employee and family member of Russell Funeral Home) – he died unexpectedly on Sunday.
  • The family of Sam Branch (a college classmate) – who died last week.
  • Gerald Alston (also known as “brother”, my first cousin) – being treated for stage 4 prostate cancer.
  • The transition team at UMMBC as the search for a new senior pastor begins.
  • UMMBC Stephen Ministry – please pray for:
    Gwen Jones (Wil) rehabbing from knee replacement surgery
    Blair Chavis
    Deacon Sellers in the Stitch Center
    Bonnie Henderson (and family) on losing her uncle to heart attack
    Deacon Horne (and family) on losing a brother in Chicago
    Rev. Robert & Linda Carter on the lost of a family member
    Rev. Yvette Martin (executive pastor) for her leadership during the transition
  • All students graduating during this season.
  • The family of Delores Johnson (Livingstone College National Alumni Associaton President) – she died last week and her service is today.
  • Barry Williams’ sister – an important decision on eye surgery.

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):

  • Livingstone College W-S Alumni Chapter outing to the Barn Dinner Theatre to see Soul Sistas The Musical
  • An evening with my sister, Angela and stepmother, Shirley.
  • Lunch with niece, Yasmeen and Jar’La – family time.
  • Dinner with Barry and Cynthia Williams – good food, always laughter and fellowship.
  • Yasmeen Alston (my niece) – keeping the legacy of her sister, Alana, alive.
  • Everyday. Sunrises. Sunsets.
  • The power of touch, love, support and encouragement.

Please Pray:

  • Sarah Alston – as she continues to deal with arthritis in her neck and muscle strain.
  • Gerald Alston (also known as “brother”, my first cousin) – being treated for stage 4 prostate cancer.
  • UMMBC Stephen Ministry repeat this week.
  • Victims of terrorist attacks at home and abroad.
  • The transition team at UMMBC as the search for a new senior pastor begins.
  • Mr. Herman Brunson – hospitalized with chest pains, stints inserted.
  • UMMBC Stephen Ministry – please pray for: Pastor search committee, Church Operation Team, the Price family, Michael Belcher, Schools and our church congregation and community.
  • All students graduation during this season.
  • Mother and son (church members) – both had strokes.
  • A friend who has cancer that has spread to her spine – she called to say it could be days, weeks a few months. Looking at Hospice care.
  • Barry Williams’ sister – an important decision on eye surgery.
  • Several people who have life-threathing illness (heart ailment and cancer) – both hospitalized.

The Benediction

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