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WEEKLY NEWSLETTER September 17, 2020
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PRAYER REQUESTS

Prayer is vital to a strong, rewarding relationship with God.  Prayer can be spoken, sung, written, or offered silently.  We pray alone and in groups.  God is available to us 24/7, and wants to hear our prayers.  Prayer is central to the St. Andrew's faith community.  We offer to pray for and with each other under many circumstances - in joy, sorrow, waiting, hoping.

Prayer Room

The prayer room, which sits alongside the sanctuary, is available for individuals or small groups who want to gather in a sacred space to pray. On the bookshelves are Bibles and books of prayers for your use.  


Prayers of Comfort
Pastor Sarah is available to pray with you in a time of concern or crisis, whether it is before a surgery, or in another time of need.  Please call the church office or contact Pastor Sarah to request prayer.       


Prayer Concerns

Prayer requests are shared with the Prayer Team.  It is a privilege for us to share your burdens, worries, joys and life milestones. 

Healing Prayer (Once a month, during worship)
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he opportunity for individuals to pray privately with a Pastor or a Deacon is offered as part of the worship experience.  Worshipers are invited to leave worship briefly to receive private prayer, or to come to the front of the sanctuary to light a prayer candle.  

 
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SOCIAL JUSTICE

Here are the local social justice organizations that we closely follow and participate with, whether individually or collectively.

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SPIRIT LED JUSTICE ALLIANCE

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ACTION ITEM

JOIN US – MONDAY, AUG 3, 2020

7PM Salmon Street Springs Fountain

Clergy and religious leaders and people of faith stand with moms united for black lives. Please join us in a sacred circle as we lift up those journalists, medics, and protesters who have been speaking truth to power, even at great personal risk. Any interested in participating should wear a purple shirt and gather at Salmon Street Springs Fountain (on Naito Parkway) at 7 pm, Monday, August 3, 2020. The group will organize there and walk together to form the circle closer to the justice center. This should be family friendly. You may participate and leave before dark if so moved. 

On Monday at 3:30pm ET /12:30pm PT the Poor People’s Campaign will launch a Moral Monday to Stop McConnell’s Misery, Meanness and Mayhem. Senate Majority Leader McConnell is too comfortable with the thousands of deaths and untold suffering from the pandemics of COVID-19, systemic racism and poverty. In this urgent crisis of leadership, we must come together to demand a full and just relief package that lifts from the bottom.

RSVP Now to Join PPC Co-chairs and Movement Family on Moral Monday to Stop McConnell’s Misery, Meanness and Mayhem.

As Mother Jones taught us, we will "Pray for the dead, fight like hell for the living!”

It has been nearly five months since this government took action in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are now facing the worst public health crisis in a century and an economic recession that rivals the Great Depression.

Before the pandemic, there were already 140 million people who were poor or one emergency away from being poor. Now, 50 million unemployment claims have been filed since March and 20 million Americans face evictions in the days ahead, while at the same time US billionaires have increased their wealth by over $700 billion.

Yet, under Mitch McConnell’s leadership, the Senate Republicans have proposed a bill that will leave citizens and states with fewer protections and funds. Instead of bolstering unemployment benefits and extending renter protections, the proposed bill actually increases the military budget, maintains tax breaks for the wealthy, undermines public schools’ ability to safely reopen and institutes legal immunity for corporations and companies that are forcing people back to work in unsafe conditions.

Join us for a Moral Monday to Stop McConnell’s Misery, Meanness and Mayhem, this Monday, August 3, 2020 at 3:30pm ET as we honor the dead, flood the phone lines of Majority Leader McConnell and push for a full and just relief package.

Forward together, not one step back!

Rev. Dr. William Barber and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis

Co-Chairs, Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival

 
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