September 12th, 2021

This Sunday morning as we gather for worship (whether for an outdoor service or back at the church), we will spend significant time praying for each other. We will pray for our children as they return to school, for teachers and parents, for Christian Ed. Staff and for all who serve in some capacity in the life and leadership of Wellesley Mennonite Church. We so look forward to having you join us.

The following would be my prayer for each of us as we move into this Fall season.

       May God bless you with a restless discomfort about easy answers, half-truths,

       and superficial relationships, so that you may seek truth boldly

       and love deep within your heart.

       May God bless you with holy anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people,

       so that you may work tirelessly for justice, freedom, and peace.

       May God bless you with the gift of tears to shed with all who suffer from pain,

       rejection, and starvation, so that you may reach out to bring comfort

       and transform pain into joy.

       May God bless you with enough foolishness to believe that you really can make a

       difference in this world, so that you are able, with God’s grace,

       to do what others claim cannot be done.   VT 1058

Prayer Requests:

·       Thank you for praying for the many spouses, children, and family members of our church community who are grieving the death of a loved one. Invite God to bring these individuals to your mind; invite Him to guide as to how you may reach out with support, care and love. Pray for God’s peace and presence to reign.

·       Continue to pray for Kara as she continues her sabbatical over these next six weeks. May she find deep rest and renewal through the presence of God in her life.

“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.” Col. 4:2