The Weekly newsletter of
June 23, 2016
Pastor Kit Robison
Cell: 099 528-0984
This Sunday, June 26th
8:30 AM Lofty Voices Practice (all are welcome)
9:00 AM Service of the Word
10:00 AM Coffee (or Tea) and fellowship
10:30 AM Adult Forum “Waking Up” - Zen
Ministry Servants this Week:
Ministry Leaders This Week
Preaching/Presiding: Kit Robison
Music: Sarah Araque and the Lofty Voices
Greeter/Usher: Tom Edwards
Readers: Lance Grindle, Gunda Wierhake, Kali Kucera
Prayer Leader: Leo Dewilde
Hospitality/Refreshments: Michelle O. Fried
Adult Forum: Pilar Morillo
Pastor Kit is in the midst of finalizing updates to the Directory to republish before he leaves in July. If you have recently moved or would just like different information published in the directory please send him a note so he can make the changes. Final changes and requests for print copies should be received by June 26.
Social Ministry at Advent St Nicholas
Advent St Nicholas provides opportunity to serve our neighbor and live out our faith, with gifts of time, material or finances, through local organizations including Centro Integral de la Familia www.gofundme.com/bkjvf4c4, Chuquiraguas, Asylum Access, Casa Matilde, Casa del Sol Refugio por los Sueños and Casa Hogar San Francisco de Assis.
Opportunities for community service:
Helping with Earthquake Relief …
Many are helping and some are wondering how to help. To follow are the best opportunities I (Pastor Kit) am currently aware of:
Ask Henrik about the work he is doing in Puerto Viejo as it is changing week to week so that it best meets the needs as they change. Or ask Esteban Lasso about the developing work he and Tom have been working with at the coast. Or ask Marcia or Bob about the town their Rotary Club has adopted and the current needs they are seeking to fill.
As we get into longer term recovery efforts remember the many organizations that help to alleviate problems every day. There are organizations like Asylum Access (Bob Almquist), Centro Integral de la Familia(CIF)(Helen Braun), Casa Hogar(Ivan Salinas), Life Giving Water(The Rydbecks), Ecuador Partnership Committee of the UCC Southern Illinois Conference(Pastor Kit) and the Refugio(Astrid Schneider) that help to provide housing, clothes, food, mental health services and clean water all the time and will no doubt see need for their services grow during the long term recuperation efforts and so contributions to them is a way to contribute to the long term rebuilding efforts.
If you are aware of a worthy effort and would like it mentioned please email Pastor Kit the details so that I can include it in any information I might pass along to those who ask.
Prayer List: Please Pray …
(If you know someone (including yourself) who needs prayer, please let Pastor Kit know.)
…for The Family and Friends of Aldo Funes that they might know God's peace even as they mourn his passing.
…for Gary Everett with thanks that his back surgery was successful, for his continued recovery and that he be recovered enough to return to Ecuador soon.
...for Marjorie Robison, as she continues treatment for lymphoma.
…for the health of Ebon and Nicolás Vásconez.
…for Anni and the Knox family with thanks for their recent visit and prayers for successful ongoing treatment for brain cancer, while giving thanks for the positive progress evident so far.
…for Arturo and his continued health.
…for Mónica Freire and her colleagues that the government might find the money to pay their overtime and that they have wisdom as to the directions God may be calling them.
…for Daniel Argudo (brother-in-law of Mollie Knox) as he deals with Leukemia
…for Ellen Key Harris-Braun, daughter-in-law of Helen and Gene Braun, as she continues to deal with cancer and treatment.
…for the Alcoholics Anonymous group that meets at our church, and members of our congregation and others who are struggling with addictions.
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We Pray the Rest of your week is Blessed!