Hi Everyone! December 14, 2023
Ten days before Christmas Eve! How did that happen so fast? When I was a kid, it felt like Christmas would never get here. I so remember my mom telling me that the older I got the faster time would go. Along with literally everything my mom told me, she was right! I find this year that I’m thankful for the gifts I already have: my faith, my family, my friends and all of those things wrapped up into one package, my church family. I appreciate you all!
Don’t forget the ornament exchange/Christmas party at James and Pastor Mary Beth’s this Saturday at 3:00. If you don’t have an ornament to bring, they will have a few extras on hand.
The January-February Upper Room edition is available in the entryway. If you need help getting one, please let me know.
We have several prayer requests this week. Carmen Kumagai had Covid! She is thankful that she’s the only one who got it and that her husband Dale, Marcy and her mom, Grace and are just fine. She is back to work but keep her in your prayers.
John Sandquist has been down with what he thought was a blood clot in his leg. It turns out he has a cyst behind his knee. He reports that it is very painful. We all know that John has no time for such a thing! Please pray for a complete, quick recovery.
A former student of mine and now a neighbor, Kaghen Cluff hit a deer on his way to Weiser last week and rolled his pickup. He had to be cut out of the pickup and taken to a Boise hospital but is home with his family. He will have a neck brace for a few weeks but the doctors expect a complete recovery. It’s such a blessing that he is OK. Please pray for a complete recovery for Kaghen.
Lyna Wilkins’ sister-in-law is in need to prayer. She has been struggling with many health concerns and now she is in stage 4 kidney failure. Please keep Jan in your prayers.
Karen Sagehorn is asking us to keep praying for her friends Linda and Jim. They have two sons, Kyle and Cory who have struggled so long with health problems and addiction. Jim and Linda are praying for peace, wisdom, hope and courage for themselves and for their sons. Please lift up the whole situation to God.
My good friend Susan is asking us to pray for her. She has a bad shoulder that is keeping her off of her horses. I’m sure it’s keeping her from doing other things too but riding horses is number one!
Please keep these folks on your prayer list: Hugh Homan, Irene Jeffries, Don Essinger, Lis Williamson, Jim Warzyn, Shannon Osborn, Olivia, Tory, Josh, and Bob Maynard.
We are so blessed that we serve a God who comforts us! Let’s all be thankful for that.
We hope that you are including our church in your Christmas plans. It seems like the right thing to do! We will have two services on Christmas Eve 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. and a casual one on Christmas Day at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel.
We hope to see you this Sunday too!