The food pantry is filling up - Thanks to you who brought canned fruit, chicken and tuna, noodles and jam, peanut butter and milk! Now that children have returned to school the regular weekly need may be less, but please let's keep it stocked for emergencies -
Remember that AA meets on Sunday night at 7 and Monday at 8. Al-Anon meets here Tuesday at 6pm.
New Project - A huge reason that adolescent girls in many parts of the world do not attend school regularly, is the difficulty of managing their periods without modern, western disposable pads and tampons. http://www.daysforgirls.org
is meeting a need for washable pads. Check out the very cool website! We are the only group in Missouri currently to be starting a "chapter." We need large amounts of preferably dark-colored flannel (no prints of people or animals, please). We will schedule a first sewing day soon. Let's do this!
Prayers - For justice first, but also for peace in the streets of Ferguson, and for the family of murdered teen,Michael Brown. Pray for peace and justice in Gaza, Syria, Iran, for the family of James Foley, beheaded by ISIS in Syria this week. Pray as well for all who are working in troubled areas for peace - especially for those who operate Al-Ahli Hospital in Gaza, treating both Israelis and Palestinians with both Muslim and Jewish physicians and nurses. Pray for the missing girls in Nigeria, and for
all who are suffering from, or trying to help contain, the ebola virus in West Africa.
Pray for Joyce Schmidt's sister, Marsha, whose husband is dying, and for Joyce as she travels to be with her; for Michelle Morgan and Romain Morgan who are both ill but caring for each other; continue to pray for healing for Jerri Korber. Pray for students and teachers beginning a new school year, for Deann Megonnell and Terri Mainard who will soon begin teaching our Sunday School children,
Pray for St John the Baptist Church in Tsabong, Botswana, our companion diocese. In our own diocese, pray for St Mary Magdalene in Loch Lloyd, and for members of the Daughters of the King.