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Funeral for George Jones

The funeral for George Jones will be held in the chapel at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 15, 2017.


Prayers of the Faithful for September 16 & 17, 2017

Presider:  

Mindful of the mercy we have received, we ask God’s mercy on the church and the world.

 

Lector:

For the Church: that all members live out of the compassionate and forgiving heart of Christ, we pray:

For a healing of the nations: that world leaders may lay aside pride, image, and threats so that the greater good may be advanced for all the human family, we pray:

For a deep awareness of God’s boundless mercy: that in the midst of our weaknesses, we may recognize how God’s forgiveness sustains us each day, we pray:

For the grace to forgive those who have wronged us: that God will free our hearts to forgive others as God forgives us, we pray:

For all who have been impacted by hurricanes, floods, or wildfires: that God will give them strength, protect them from harm, and give them hope, we pray:

For those who are ill and have asked for our prayers including Deborah Ostroot.  May they find comfort in the healing touch of God and by the loving care of family and friends, we pray:

For  all who have died, especially, George Jones, the husband of Rosemary Jones, that God will fill them with life and give consolation and peace to those who grieve them, we pray:

 

Presider:

Gracious God, you forgive us whenever we come to you with contrite hearts. Hear our prayers that we might grow in our own willingness to forgive others as you forgive us. We ask this in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen.

 


HURRICANE HARVEY EMERGENCY RELIEF Alivio de Emergencia del Huracan Harvey

The devastation from Hurricane Harvey is widespread. The rain is gone, but the full impact is still being evaluated. Recovery from catastrophes such as Hurricane Harvey takes years. Your help is needed. Please consider making a donation to any of the following organizations to support the humanitarian and recovery efforts. Thank you for your prayers and your generosity.

La devastación del huracán Harvey está muy extendida. La lluvia ha desaparecido, pero el impacto completo todavía está siendo evaluado. La recuperación de catástrofes como el huracán Harvey lleva años. Su ayuda es necesaria. Por favor considere hacer una donación a cualquiera de las siguientes organizaciones para apoyar los esfuerzos humanitarios y de recuperación. Gracias por sus oraciones y su generosidad.

Archdiocese of Houston: www.archgh.org/harveyrelief

American Red Cross: 1-800-RED CROSS or www.redcross.org

Samaritans Purse: www.samaritanspurse.org

The Salvation Army: 1-800-725-2769 or www.salvationarmyusa.org

Habitat for Humanity: www.habitat.org/harvey

Global Giving: www.globalgiving.org/harvey

Contact: Deb Highberg, Parish Administrator, (952) 698-1720 or deb.highberg@risensavior.org


Prayers of the Faithful for September 9 & 10, 2017

Presider:  

Confident of God's faithful love, we speak the prayers of our hearts.

Lector:

For the Church: that we may be a community that continues Christ’s mission of evangelizing and reconciling those who are estranged, we pray:

For our elected officials, that they might be blessed with the wisdom and prudence needed to address important issues in a way that is both just and humane, we pray:

For the gift of listening: that the Spirit will open our minds and hearts to hear what others say and to listen to the word of God spoken deep within our hearts, we pray:

For a new spirit of reconciliation: that we may have the grace to forgive those who have injured us and the courage to work together again, we pray:

For those in our country and around the world affected by recent natural disasters, may the support of relief agencies, neighbors and loved ones who come to their aid provide them the care and hope needed to recover and rebuild from the devastation they have experienced, we pray:

For those who are ill and have asked for our prayers including, Lois Goblirsch and Deborah Ostroot. May they find comfort in the healing touch of God and by the loving care of family and friends, we pray:

For  all who have died, especially, Lillian Gusso, the mother in law of Joanne Gusso, that God will fill them with life and give consolation and peace to those who grieve them, we pray:

 

Presider:

Merciful God, hear our prayers that we might live in harmony and peace, and one day enjoy the fullness of life with you. We ask this in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen.

 


Prayers of the Faithful for September 2 & 3, 2017

Presider:  

Enlightened by the Spirit of wisdom, we present our petitions to our loving God.

 

Lector:

For the Church: that all members willingly remain faithful disciples of Jesus, regardless of the cost, we pray:

For all Christians: that we may courageously embrace our daily crosses, embrace the paschal mystery, and be brought to newness of life with Christ, we pray:

For all affected by hurricane Harvey: those who died, were injured, or have lost homes. May God ease their suffering, give them strength and touch the hearts of many to assist them, we pray:

For all who labor so that others may have the necessities of life, food on their tables, and live in safety: that God will renew their energy and help them to use their gifts and talents fully, we pray:

For all who are beginning a new academic year: that students and teachers may learn together as they grow in wisdom and love, we pray:

For those who are ill and have asked for our prayers including, Keith Chapman, Lois Goblirsch.  May they find comfort in the healing touch of God and by the loving care of family and friends, we pray:

For  all who have died, especially Skip Holtan, the husband of Shirley Holtan. May they be forever held in the loving arms of God, we pray:

 

 

Presider:

God of all joys, your Son gave his life for your sake. Make us long for your mercy more than for earthly life. We ask this in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen.


Prayers of the Faithful for August 26 & 27, 2017

Presider:  

As a community of believers, let us pray for our needs and those of the whole world.

 

Lector:

For the church, that we as members always be faithful to our identity as Christ’s Body and our sharing in his saving mission, we pray:

For spiritual leaders: for Pope Francis, for ordained and non-ordained church leaders, and for those who pray faithfully every week together, we pray:

For all who are burdened by life, for the sick and those who care for them and for those who struggle to feed their families: that they may find rest in Christ, renewal of their spirits, and the assistance which they need, we pray:

For healing in cities and neighborhoods: that God will guide leaders in addressing issues of racism, discrimination, and injustice in our communities and open pathways that will lead to reconciliation, we pray:

For peace: that God will inspire world leaders to ease tensions and promote the common good of the human family, we pray:

For those who are ill and have asked for our prayers including, Anthony Theisen, Keith Chapman.  May they find comfort in the healing touch of God and by the loving care of family and friends, we pray:

For  all who have died, especially Fred McCathey, the brother –in-law of Arlene Ali, Matt Hoscheit  the brother of Mary Schaible, May they be forever held in the loving arms of God, we pray:

 

 

Presider:

God of salvation, you call us to be the community of the church. Hear our prayers that as we share now in the identity and mission of Christ we might one day share in his risen life. We ask this in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen.


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