Hi Everyone! October 5, 2023
Happy October to you all. October has always been one of my favorite months because the long hot days are gone and I love jacket weather.
If you missed church on Sunday, you missed a good one. We had 13 dogs at our Blessing of the Pets service and it was SO great. We ended up having the service in the fellowship hall because of the rain and once the service started, the dogs all settled in and got quiet. Our pastor blessed each pet and family and it was very meaningful. Great idea Pastor Mary Beth!
The Finance Committee will meet on Tuesday, October 10th at noon.
The Dollar Offering collected this Sunday will be given to Rose Advocates.
ROSE Advocates, Inc. is a confidential network offering resources to abused children & adults since 1988.
We have some praises this week. Shane Wright’s Special Olympics golf team won the 3rd place medal last week at Eagle Hills Golf Course in Eagle. A special thanks to Mike Hall for mentoring Shane and being his golf companion.
Caleb Smith started a new job last week. He is now working for a catering company besides being in the band, attending high school and helping us out whenever we ask!
We heard from Steve Simonson’s family this week with the good news that he responded well from his chemo treatments and he is finished with them!
Anne DeBord has returned from McCall! Her car has been repaired and is back in her garage. I’m sure we’ll see her in church soon!
We have several prayer requests this week.
Gary Williamson passed away last Thursday. As Pastor Mary Beth said, “May Gary rest in peace and rise in glory.” His funeral will be here at PUMC on Friday, October 13th at 11:00 a.m. We may need some help.
We have been praying for Laurie who is a relative of the Hood’s. She was burned badly in the wildfire in Maui. She passed away last week. Please keep her family in your prayers.
Ron’s brothers and sisters traveled to see their brother Jim in Kenosha, Wisconsin this week. Jim is in hospice care. Please pray for a meaningful time for the siblings and a safe trip home for them.
A very nice lady stopped by to ask that Stephanie Ader be put on our prayer chain. Stephanie, along with others were in head on collision on Midvale Hill last week. She has many broken bones and is in ICU in Boise. Please pray for all those involved in the accident.
Lyna asked that we pray for Bob Maynard from Benton City, Washington who has been diagnosed with lymphoma of his spleen. This disease is moving fast and Bob needs our prayers.
Last week I asked you to pray for the Hood’s grandson Josh Seals. He has been diagnosed with Hodkin’s Lymphoma. His doctors told him to get married and go on his honeymoon before starting treatments!
Bonnie Hall had knee replacement surgery this morning. She is out of surgery and in recovery as I send this newsletter. Please keep Bonnie in your prayers!
Keep praying for Glenora’s granddaughter Selby after the loss of her husband Johnny. Keep praying for their children Gray and Gus and for Johnny’s parents and brother.
My sister’s husband Bill who has COPD and is oxygen dependent now has Covid. He is in the ICU and also has pneumonia and a blood clot in his lung. Their daughter Diane has Covid as well. If you would pray for their whole family, I’d sure appreciate it.
From the prayer chain Karen Sagehorn asked us to pray for her friend Linda and her husband. Their son is an addict and has been abusive to them. They have changed the locks in their doors and have chosen to not let him return to their home. Karen asks for God’s strength to follow through on these choices for them and for their other son Kyle who has a terminal diagnosis. He supports his parents with their decision.
Continue to pray for Carmen’s cousin Tory, Olivia Bybee, Teresa’s grandson, Hugh Homan, Shannon Osborn, and Glenora.
Have a great rest of the week and we hope to see you on Sunday!