Thursday, June 13, 2019
Intercessions and Thanksgivings
We thank you, Lord, for all the blessings of this life including, today’s baptisms of Phillip Jiho Larsen, and Nya Rivera, those celebrating birthdays this week, especially Vera Johnson and Jurhee Hong, and Ward Johnson in whose loving memory the altar flowers are offered.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: Judith Shorrocks, Mary Jane Nolan, Catherine Corry, Amy Weinstein Longley, The DeBride Family, Eileen Quinn, Laura Quinn Murphy, Stephen Kubasek, Nancy Headley, Velma Crichton, Tara Bowers, Michael Hausler, Cecila Hairston, Carmen Hanchard, Lisa Osborne, Linda Brown, Barbara Famularo, Carla Jean DeBride, The Rev. Kathleen Berkowe, Aida Carino, Felix Benzan, John Alexander, Lara Pilla, Judy Quick, Tom O’Connor, John Gore, Luther Smith, 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, Fatima Mishk, 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, 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 Barbara Tickler, Helen Hutchinson, Cromwell Emmanuel, Mili Katz, Allison Bird, Claire Canty, thosse who were murdered in the Virginia Government Office attack, 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.