Donna Schaper is a rewiring pastor and spiritual entrepreneur celebrating her 50th ordination anniversary in 2023.
Scripture: I Samuel 12:3 (NSRV)
Here I am; testify against me before the Lord and before his anointed. Whose ox have I taken? Or whose donkey have I taken? Or whom have I defrauded? Whom have I oppressed? Or from whose hand have I taken a bribe to blind my eyes with it? Testify against me and I will restore it to you.’
Restore our sense of humor, O God. Amen.
New Prayer Requests:
We ask churches and church leaders to join us in the following prayers either by sharing them during worship, printing them in bulletins, or sharing them in some other way. To make a prayer request, please contact Marlene Gasdia-Cochrane at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prayers of Intercession:
- For the people of Ukraine whose lives continue to be shattered by war, as well as the many landscapes that are currently embroiled in conflicts.
- For those grieving or suffering due to the ~14,400 gun violence deaths that happened in the US since the start of the year.
- For the Future of SNEUCC Churches.
- For the friends and family of The Rev. Kenneth Arnold Frazier Jr. who passed away on April 27, 2023. He served as a UCC Minister and chaplain for over 40 years in New Britain, Rocky Hill and Waterbury. He was supply and interim pastor in Monroe, Weston, Watertown, and Meriden Congregations.
- For the friends and family of The Rev. William J. Zito who passed away on May 4, 2023. He was ordained in 1959 and was the Pastor Emeritus of the First Congregational Church in Watertown, CT.
Prayers of Joy and Thanksgiving:
- For girls who feel empowered.
- For Sacred Allies and powerful works.
- For those who are generous.
This Week in History:
May 7, 1843 (180 years ago): The first Japanese immigrant, a 14-year-old fisherman by the name of Manjiro, arrives in the U.S. In commemoration of his arrival, Congress, in 1992, established May as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. [History]
“Study the past if you would define the future.”
Donna Schaper is a rewiring pastor and spiritual entrepreneur celebrating her 50th ordination anniversary in 2023