Ephesians 5: 1-2
Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
Lord, we thank You for the ministry of Father Shaw and Mother Julie. In all ministry, your Son Jesus Christ is the perfect model. As Christ gave himself to be a fragrant offering and sacrifice, the Mudges are always giving themselves to their work. Thank You, Lord, that You are always with them, sending them blessings and inspiration every step along the way. Thank You for the love that You give to all of us, your beloved children. Thank You for showing Shaw and Julie how to share that love with so many others.
We pray for the visit to Calvary Church in Burnt Hills this Sunday; for the Cursillo teaming this Saturday and the weekend itself starting on August 16; for further steps in implementing the on-line theology courses; for Hannah in her short term mission to Uganda; for Lydia as she starts to get ready to go back to college.
Thank You, Lord, for your loving care. Amen.