Thursday, August 29, 2019

Intercessions and Thanksgivings

We thank you, Lord, for all the blessings of this life including, those celebrating birthdays and anniversaries this week especially Kylie Stewart in whose honor the altar flowers are offered this morning, and for Jason Slayden and Abigail Fischer on their first wedding anniversary, 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 and Westhab, The 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 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 including: Bobby D’Amato, Tina D’Amato, Wendy Maxwell, Corey Maxwell, Wayne Maxwell, Cathi Venturini, Carolyn Johnson, Carol Walsh, John Tracy, Giselda Nascimento, Edith Williams, Aida Carino, Judith Shorrocks, Mary Jane Nolan, Catherine Corry, Eileen Quinn, Nancy Headley, Velma Crichton, Tara Bowers, Carmen Hanchard, Linda Brown, Carla Jean DeBride, Felix Benzan, Tom O’Connor, Ruby Dixon, Joan Smith, Carol Shoemaker, Neil Parkey, Tom Cacavio, Fatima Mishk, Monica Harmon, Ralph Tremonte, and The Rev. Canon Claudia Wilson. We pray for Anthony Johnson as he continues his journey as a Postulant for diaconal ordination, 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 especially 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, Sylvia Pelikan, Christine Cecelia Beaury Englehart in whose memory the altar flowers are offered this morning, Gene Iacovetta, Hyacinth Anthonyson, and all who died in the shootings in Dayton and El Paso, that they may have a place in your eternal kingdom 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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