Thursday, January 9, 2020

Thanksgivings and Intercessions

For the special needs and concerns of this congregation. Bobby and Tina D’Amato, the Hanchard family, Lisa and Squire Osborne, James O’Keefe, Pamela Morton, The DeFeo and Spielmann families, The DeBride and Quick families, Sylvia Tierney, Lara Pilla, Lynette Lewis, Claudette Buffalo, Manuel Ferraro, John Gore, Naomi Henderson, Kimberly DeShon, Vera Johnson, 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, for the Scavenging Workers’ Children in India, for those struggling with the aftermath of Synagogue and church shootings, for those struggling with fires in Australia and the Amazon, with earthquakes in Puerto Rico, and storms and tornados in the South and Midwest, and 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 including those celebrating birthdays and anniversaries this week, especially Marion Eich and Wendy Maxwell, 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 pray for all who have died, that they may have a place in your eternal kingdom includiAnchorAnchorng Elizabeth Hrizo in whose memory the altar flowers are offered, Terry Parkinson, Dorothy Curtin, Camille Hanchard, James Parks Morton, Herb Ballentine, , all 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, and especially in the recent expressions of anti-Semitism.

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