from Bishop Jim Gonia,
Cheryl Almquist, Ruth Hoffman, Janice Ladd-Horkey,
Sarah Moening, Kent Mueller, Stephanie Quick Espinoza, Ron Roschke,
Margie Schmitt Ajer, and Kim Williams
The Nativity of our Lord
Almighty God, you made this holy night shine with the brightness of the true Light. Grant that here on earth we may walk in the light of Jesus' presence and in the last day wake to the brightness of his glory; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Synod Prayer Cycle:
You are encouraged to include the listed leaders in your Sunday prayers of the people. Many congregations print the listing in the Sunday bulletin and/or monthly newsletter.
Remember in prayer this coming Sunday:
St. Matthew's Salt Lake City, UT
Zion Salt Lake City, UT
Companion Synod Prayers
We have received word that Mahajanga Synod President Ramaro is ill with possible kidney failure. He had been very ill and was evacuated to Tana several weeks ago. He just returned to Mahajanga but s still very tired. We extend our prayers around the world as he faces these medical challenges. Our prayers are with him, his family, and the synod.