Julia Callaway expresses her gratitude for the prayers and kind words folks have offered following the death of her mother, Lucy Clendenin. Meanwhile, arrangements have been made: Lucy's body will be cremated and a graveside service will be held in Statesville, North Carolina on Oct. 3. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Week of Compassion hurricane relief efforts.
Sue Puckett, the mother of Paula Potter, called to ask for prayers for their family. Paula had surgery on Thursday morning at the Sarah Cannon Cancer Center at Centennial Medical Center. Paula and Sue have been part of our TNT Club for a very long time.
We prayerfully join Julia Callaway in grieving the death of her mother, Lucy Clendenin. Lucy died early this morning, on the heels of her 96th birthday. Arrangements are pending. May God’s presence be with Julia and all who love Lucy.
Emily Crenshaw leaves Thursday for two years to serve in the Peace Corps. After training, her work will take her to Ukraine. We wish Emily well! And we begin to offer prayers on her behalf while she is away from us.
Emily Smith has learned she has a chipped ankle. She will need to take it easy for a while. Please keep her in your prayers, along with Roy (as he continues his own recovery) and with Amanda and Alec Miller, who are providing care.
Please keep in your prayers Helen Trabue, who has been dealing with unexplained pain. We pray for God’s wisdom as she works with doctors. Be mindful, too, of Roy Smith, who continues to receive rehab care. We pray, finally, for all those who are in need of healing and comfort.
You’ve heard about the new Fellowship of Twelve group, a leadership development opportunity, which met for the first time Aug. 27. As another step forward in our intentional ministry plan called “Living Our Call,” we pray for Alice Cannon, Joyce Crowell, Melanie Gao, Jackie Halstead, Johanna Keith, Bob Lyons, Malinda Moseley, Kennedy Shuler, Helen Trabue, Kara Reed and Thomas Kleinert.
Prayers and donations are being offered on behalf of Hurricane Harvey victims. Please consider making a donation to Week of Compassion or to a relief agency of your choice. Rev. Terri Hord Owens, Disciples’ general minister and president and Vy Nguyen, Week of Compassion executive director, share this insight to the aftermath of Harvey.
Congratulations Cara and Billy Doidge Kilgore! Monday they welcomed a healthy baby boy, weighing 9 pounds 9 ounces. Henry is the proud brother and Carol Doidge is the joyful grandmother!
Continue your prayers, please, as Texas and Louisiana suffer from Hurricane Harvey and its continuing storms and flooding.
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Today in worship we remembered in prayer the following people and situations:
• The people of Texas and all those affected by Hurricane Harvey
• Martin, a friend and co-worker of Jeff Miller, who is having heart surgery Monday
• Debra Cannon, who asks for prayers for her mother, Marie Chambers. It appears Marie had a stroke this weekend in Chattanooga. Marie is home now and appears to be OK.
• Roy Smith continues to receive rehab care locally.
• Bruce Oulson had a brief hospital stay this week for what turned out to be a shoulder issue; we pray for healing.
• Johanna Keith asks for prayers for the Cahill family. John Cahill died Thursday. He is survived by his wife Bess and daughters Avery and Mallory.
• Congratulations to Rebecca and Kyle Collier, who have new jobs! Rebecca is serving as school counselor at J.E. Moss Elementary School in Antioch. Kyle now works for Pioneer Restoration, a Bend, Oregon-based company preparing to open an office in Nashville.
We shared a blessing today for teachers and learners as we anticipate a new Christian education season, beginning Sunday, Sept. 3.
Finally, traveling mercies are shared on behalf of Rev. Hope Hodnett who is traveling to east Tennessee for a clergy retreat this week.
May God's blessings be ever present....
Roy Smith continues to recover following surgery last week. Although physical therapy was not part of the original plan, he's grateful for the care he is now receiving at a local rehab facility. Roy asks for our prayers for him and his family.
Congratulations to Pat & Ed Cole! They are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 18!
Roy Smith had surgery on Tuesday. Unfortunately, recovery is not going as smoothly as was hoped and Roy will have a few days of rehab before he can go home. Please keep him in your prayers, along with Emily and Amanda & Alec Miller.
Toni Foglesong was in the hospital during the weekend. She has been transferred and is now receiving rehab care for the next couple of weeks. We pray Toni will continue to gain strength to feel more like herself.
Diane Craver has died. She was a friend of this church and a dear friend to Roger Young. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens, Funeral Home & Cremation Center. May God’s presence bring comfort to Roger and all of Diane’s family and friends.
Please keep Becky & Angel Adames in your prayers. Becky's mother, Beverly Brown, died Friday in Columbus, Ohio. A memorial service is being planned for Aug. 5 at Northwest Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Upper Arlington, Ohio. May God's presence bring comfort and peace to this family, along with all who watch or weep or mourn this day.
The funeral service for Al Rumburg will be on Saturday afternoon, with visitation on Friday night. Thank you for your prayers for the family. We may not be able to express our support and friendship by being physically present at the services, but our prayers connect us with those who grieve in the Spirit of comfort.
Greg Rumburg's father, Al, died on Monday. We entrust him and all who love him to God's unending care. Greg and April are grateful that they were able to travel to Wooster on Sunday to be with the family. We don't know the funeral plans yet or when Greg and April will return to Nashville; thank you for remembering them and the family in your prayers.
Pat Cole asks for our prayers. Anne Blackwell, Pat’s mother, is in the hospital this weekend with gallstones. We are hopeful things will be resolved in the next couple days and Anne will go back to her residence soon.
DJ asks that we pray for a mentally ill friend who is homeless; he wants her to be safe. "She suffers from paranoia and delusions and is on the street on her own." Thank you for remembering her and the many in our city and beyond who do not receive appropriate care for their mental health needs.
Charlie Biter asks for our prayers. He will be receiving additional cancer scans soon in Texas. We hope for encouraging test results and a reasonable treatment plan to enable him to feel like himself for a long time to come.