Anne Blackwell

Anne Blackwell died this morning at Richland Place, which had not only been her home for the past ten years, but had become part of her extended family. Anne was 97 years old. Please keep Pat and Ed, Erik and Jennifer, Owen and Alice, and all who love Anne in your prayers. We will share funeral plans when the arrangements have been confirmed.

Prayer requests

We remembered the following persons and situations in our prayers on Sunday. Thank you for continuing to keep them in your prayers:

Mary Jayne Jones is recuperating from knee replacement surgery.

Walter Seifert is recuperating from gall bladder surgery.

Michael Lee, son of Ted and Sondra, has received a stem cell transplant; we hope it will help eradicate his leukemia.

Carrie Jeffries, Greg Rumberg's aunt, is hospitalized with an infection and other health issues.

We remember those who don't have adequate housing during these cold days and nights, and those who operate emergency shelters across the city. Vine Street will host an emergency shelter on Wednesday night as part of Room in the Inn. Our thanks to the volunteers who make this life-saving ministry possible!

We Pray to the Lord...

We hold in our prayers the family of Eric, Allison and Sarah Hutton. Allison’s mom, Marie Heath, broke her elbow from a fall at her home this week. Eric’s mom, Karen Hutton, is recovering from hip replacement surgery following a fall.

We’re grateful some of our young adults have been able to reunite and get away for the weekend at Christmount in North Carolina. As they return home today, we hope for traveling mercies for: Kevin Clark, Rico Carls, Alex Cauthen, Alex Chumbley, Clare Crenshaw, Elizabeth Crenshaw, Kara Reed, Kalie Rhodes, Savvy Lyle, Ellen Matthews, Johanna Keith and Elena Nourabadi.

And finally, the pomp and circumstance has concluded: Thomas Kleinert received his doctor of ministry Saturday during a graduation ceremony at Lipscomb University!

 

Sunday Prayers

In worship this first Sunday morning of Advent, we offered our prayers, remembering Donna and Vaughn Woods, who ask we pray for Miriam Woods, Vaughn's younger sister. Miriam became very ill Tuesday and had emergency surgery this week.

Please be mindful the visitation for Leigh Ann Zirkle's mom, Sue Ann Peffen, will be today and the service will be tomorrow. Details are here.

We are are grateful Linda Parker, a friend and former minister of this church, received good news. She has been dealing with cancer, yet last week the results of a recent PET scan reveal she is now cancer free. We rejoice with Linda, Kennedy, Grant and all who love Linda.

Charlie Biter's surgery went well, Camille Biter reports, and we look forward their return this week to Nashville. Also returning this week are our friends who are traveling in Germany discovering Luther and the joys of Advent.

Finally, we give thanks to God for our bookkeeper Linda Bussey, who retired last week. We wish her all the best as she begins a new chapter in her life.

Prayer is a formative part of our ministry at Vine Street. Please remember we are offering three opportunities to pray per week for our church, Nashville and our world, starting Tuesday morning at 7:30 a.m. Click here to learn the full schedule.

Grace & peace to us all this Lord's day....

 

In Our Prayers...

During worship yesterday morning, we offered prayers for safe travels for our Vine Street friends who are visiting Germany to mark the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation and the start of Advent: Thomas Kleinert, Debra Cannon, Joyce Crowell, Eva Evans, Gary & Deb Holloway, and Bryce & Rachel Dixon.

We also holding Camille and Charlie Biter in prayer. They will be traveling to Houston where Charlie will have surgery.

Finally, we remembered the men, women and children who were killed, injured or affected when a mosque was attacked during worship on Friday in Egypt. May houses of worship be again sanctuaries for prayer.