This spiritual prayer is more interior than the tongue, more deeply interiorized than anything on the lips, more interiorized than any words or vocal song. When someone prays this kind of prayer he has sunk deeper than all speech, and he stands where spiritual beings and angels are to be found; like them, he utters “holy” without any words. - John the Solitary
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(Available rehearsal recordings are highlighted below and on the Choir Schedule.)
Hymns/Praise Songs: ---
Sunday's Anthem: Women: You'll Never Walk Alone - Richard Rodgers, arr. Johnny Mann
3/22 A Psalm of Hope (Psalm 23) - Becki Majo (NEW), with Flute
3/29 The King's Majesty - Ed Hurd (#388), with Dei Gloriam Handbell Choir and Organist Barb Walker
4/12 Christ Is Risen, Sing Alleluia! - Lloyd Larson (NEW), with Dei Gloriam Handbell Choir (3 octaves), Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, and Tuba
Gloria - Ramsey (#564)
A little old lady worked on a street corner, selling pretzels for 25 cents each. Every day a young man would leave his office building at lunch time, and as he passed her pretzel stand, he would leave her a quarter but would never take a pretzel. This went on for more than five years. The two of them never spoke. One day as the man passed the pretzel stand and left his quarter as usual, the pretzel woman spoke to him, "Sir, I appreciate your business. You are a good customer, but I have to tell you that the pretzel price has increased to 35 cents."
Please also pray for Allan! Allan has been admitted to Banner Baywood Medical Center, where he's being treated for congestive heart failure. Please pray for good diagnoses and treatment and for peace and comfort for Allan.
It saddens me to share that Brooks' dad, Burt Newbry, passed away last Thursday. Burt was blessed with a long life. The family recently celebrated his 102nd birthday! Please keep Brooks, Miki, and all of the family in your prayers.
I'm happy to report that Dick is home from the hospital. He and Carole are supporting each other as they recuperate/quarantine from bouts of COVID.
I'm also pleased to report the birth of Rylee Preston MacDonald, who arrived on September 26th. She and big sis, Lucy, have enjoyed getting acquainted, and the family is doing well!
Please keep Dick and his family in your prayers. Dick is in the hospital and has been diagnosed with pneumonia and CoVid-19. Also, Carole and their son Craig have since tested positive for CoVid. Dick believes that they were all exposed to the virus during a family gathering last week. He is very thankful to have been vaccinated.
Please keep Yvonne and Jack in your prayers. Yvonne has been admitted to Banner Heart Hospital. She had been diagnosed with kidney issues, which might have been affecting her heart. With love and blessings and prayers for good diagnoses and treatment.
Cortney and Talon gave birth to their first child, William Theodore Silas, on August 4th! Congratulations to the happy and proud parents! Yay!
I am so sorry to share that Jane Potyka has passed away. Anita and I saw her only a few weeks ago, and she was so looking forward to the restart of choir. (She had no desire to do the video choirs, but she appreciated them!) Bless her heart. She was so faithful and so loving. It will be difficult to sing without seeing her in the front row and without the occasional hug before rehearsals. She was such a blessing. I am thankful that the Good Lord shared Jane with us, and we are blessed to know that she is now sharing that blessing among the family of God. Jane's memorial service will be held in our Chapel on Thursday, July 15th at 10 a.m. Please keep the family in your prayers.
It saddens me to share that Dick Baird's son, Richard, passed away this afternoon in New Mexico. Please keep Dick and his family in prayer at this difficult time. Also pray for Dick as he travels to be with the family.
Esther Robinson has been diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. She will be undergoing radiation and chemotherapy then surgery to remove the cancer. Pray that she can begin her treatment soon, because there is a backlog of patients waiting for surgery due to the Covid crisis. Thank you for praying.
Dear Friends, I am so sorry to share that Carter Herrera passed away this morning. He was surrounded by family during most of his hospice care, and Kay is so thankful that he passed peacefully. Please keep Kay and their family in your prayers. A mortuary service will be held at a date and time to be determined.