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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Intercessions and Thanksgivings

We thank you, Lord, for all the blessings of this life, for this neighborhood of Getty Square, for all who live and work here, for all who come here for goods and services, for those who are homeless and hungry, for the Sharing Community, Salvation Army, YWCA and the YMCA, the Yonkers Fire and Police Departments, and all who work to help others. We pray for healing for those who struggle with addictions, and physical and mental disabilities. Please bless our vision with compassion and love, so that this Congregation may be the hands and feet of Christ in Getty Square.

We thank you, Lord, for all the blessings of this life including, those celebrating birthdays this week, especially Elijah Henderson, for this neighborhood of Getty Square, for all who live and work here, for all who come here for goods and services, for those who are homeless and hungry, for The Sharing Community, Salvation Army, YWCA and the YMCA, the Yonkers Police and Fire Departments, and all who work to help others. We pray for healing for those who struggle with addictions, and physical and mental handicaps. May we be blessed with compassion and love, and may this Congregation be the hands and feet of Christ in Getty Square.

We hold in our prayers: Barbara Tickler, Stephen Kubasek, Melvin Davis, Nancy Headley, Velma Crichton, Tara Bowers, Michael Hausler, Coy Monk, Cecila Hairston, Maget Kodoy, Bala Kody, Carmen Hanchard, Lisa Osborne, Linda Brown, Barbara Famularo, Carla Jean DeBride, Val DeBride, The Rev. Kathleen Berkowe, Aida Carino, John Alexander, Lara Pilla, Judy Quick, Tom O’Connor, John Gore, Luther Smith, Marie Baptiste, Ellen Partipiano, Ruby Dixon, Joan Smith, David Kesslinger, Carol Shoemaker, William Sheridan, Neil Parkey, Elyse Gierlich, Denise Edwards, Phyllis Jackson, Kevin Kidd, Tom Cacavio, The Rev. Leonard Klein, Harriette Forster, Hope Mackey, Fatima Mishk, Kimberly DeShon, Shelley Henderson, Monica Harmon, Ralph Tremonte, and The Rev. Canon Claudia Wilson. We pray for Anthony Johnson as he continues his diaconal discernment, for the Scavenging Workers’ Children in India, for those impacted by natural disasters throughout the world including those in the path of the recent cyclone in India and Pakistan, for tighter gun control, for those in war-torn countries espcially Israel and Palestine, and for our President, Congress and our country, for our first responders and military, and for all refugees and immigrants, especially the children.

We pray for those who have died including Dr. Constantin Flokis, those who died in the school shooting in Denver, Colorado, Marilyn Montanez, the 18-year-old who was shot in Yonkers, and those who have died the world over from war, terrorism and natural disasters. We also lament those who have died over the centuries due to slavery, lynching, racism and the unequal and unjust treatment of peoples in this country.

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