Thursday, January 9, 2020

Thanksgivings and Intercessions

AnchorFor the special needs and concerns of this congregation. AnchorJohn Bauman, Tracey Haranga, Bill Naedler, JoAnn Emerson, Betty Drislane, Juanita Rios, Bobby and Tina D’Amato, Lisa and Squire Osborne, James O’Keefe, Sylvia Tierney, Lara Pilla, Lynette Lewis, Claudette Buffalo, John Gore, Naomi Henderson, Kimberly DeShon, Lisa Ferguson, Shelly Henderson, Anthony Giannone, Sr., Jon Apolinario, Shaadira and Roland Smith, Wendy Maxwell, Corey Maxwell, Cathi Venturini, Aida Carino, Eileen Quinn, Carmen Hanchard, Carla Jean DeBride, Felix Benzan, Tom O’Connor, Ruby Dixon, Joan Smith, Carol Shoemaker, Neil Parkey, Ralph Tremonte, and The Rev. Canon Claudia Wilson. We pray for Anthony Johnson as he continues his journey as a Postulant for diaconal ordination, the Scavenging Workers’ Children in India, those struggling with fires, especially the 31 people, including 26 firefighters, who were injured in a fire on Saratoga Avenue, earthquakes and flooding, those struggling with the coronavirus in China and beyond, for tighter gun control, those in war-torn countries, our President, Congress and our country, our first responders and military, and for all refugees and immigrants, especially the children.

We thank you, Lord, for all the blessings of this life Anchorincluding those celebrating birthdays and anniversaries this week, especially Barbara Perez-Nevins, Carol Shoemaker, Francis Owens, Angie Piwinski and Zoe Mackey. The sanctuary lamp is offered in memory of Leslie Ziegler in honor of his birthday. For this neighborhood of Getty Square, all who live and work here, all who come here for goods and services, those who are homeless and hungry, 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 pray for all who have died, Anchorthat they may have a place in your eternal kingdom includiAnchorAnchorng Anna Tamraz Fredericks, the victim in a fire on Saratoga Avenue, Otis Werner, Christianne Orto, Horace Choate, Richard Sanchez, Sandra Wilson, Basil Aldrich III, John Cullen, Raymond Tuthill, and all who have died the world over from war, disease, 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, and especially in the recent expressions of anti-Semitism.

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