August 30 2020
Series: 2020
Topic: Pentecost

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

This week’s lessons

First Lesson: Exodus 3:1-15
Second Lesson: Romas 12:9-21
The Gospel: 
Matthew 16:21-28

A message from Rev. David

This was a complicated week, in many ways. I ask this morning for your prayers to continue for
California, and that we pray together for all involved in the situation in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Pray for
Jacob Blake, who will be paralyzed for life. Pray for those who live in fear, and don’t know how to
respond to their fear. Pray for all affected by Hurricane Laura. Pray for all living in fear or anxiety or loss
in the midst of the pandemic. In the midst of it all, remember to give thanks for the blessings present in
your own life. We also pray for the soul of Chadwick Boseman, taken from this life far too early. In a
world filled with strife, he played his roles with elegance and class and offered a symbol of strength and
unity for a generation.

Take some time this week to pay in gratitude for the gifts in your life. My work at the day shelter is
giving me ample time to see many who are stressed and are not making the best choices to handle their
stress. Some are sleeping in the shelter and some are sleeping outside. Some feel very alone – no
family, few friends, and finding it difficult to believe anyone cares. If you need assistance, ask – reach
out and let us know how we can help. Reach out to each other, just to say hello, to let someone hear the
voice of someone who cares. Hoping to see you again soon.

Yours in Christ,
Dave+

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