This evening, I share some prayer requests with you:
Today, at Zion, we welcomed our newest member, Lola Gail Farley, through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism. Lola is the daughter of Calin and Mindy, sister of Jakeob and granddaughter of Woody and LeeAnn Farley. We thank God for the gift of new life given to Lola and to our church family.
We pray for life partners Linda Ladeur and Nancy Hayes of Zion as Nancy has moved this weekend to a memory care facility in Christiansburg. May God grant comfort and peace to Linda and Nancy in this difficult time.
Let us pray for the family of Lonzie Alderman, long-time member of the Willis community and member of Willis United Methodist Church; Lonzie died this weekend after a long illness. Celebration of his life will be held at noon on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at Willis Full Gospel Church. Interment will follow in the Willis Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from4 – 8 p.m. on Monday, October 6, 2014 at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel.
I ask for prayers for my mother, Norah Mitchell, who lives in Kill Devil Hills NC. She just found out last week that fluid drained from her lung contains cancer cells. She will have a bronchoscopy and biopsy this Wednesday and has an appointment with an oncologist on October 23. I will be leaving tomorrow morning to spend a few days with her. If you need to reach me while I am gone, please call my cell #: 540-553-1289.
On this quiet Sunday evening, we pray with those who celebrate, with those who mourn, with those who fear, with those who cry, with those who laugh, with those who are weary from the demands of their lives. May God be with them all and with all of you as we lie down this night and rise to a new day lived in the hope of our mighty Savior.
Yours in Christ,Pastor Linda