Friday, June 28, 2013

Update on Madison Edwards - Thanks be to God!

Prayer of Thanksgiving
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Prayers of thanksgiving for Madison Edwards, who   underwent surgery last week for her back. As well as being able to sit up, today she stood up for the first time and walked a little.  The surgery has corrected her spine and added 4 inches to her height.  The family would like to thank God for this miracle and everyone for the their prayers.

Monday, June 24, 2013

E-Prayer for Madison Edwards

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Prayers for Madison Edwards, one of our Calvary students, who is undergoing surgery today for her back. Please pray for guidance and knowledge  for the surgeons, as well as healing and strength for Madison in the days to come.

Funeral Service for Melody Saldate

Funeral Service
Farewell DoveI hope this helps for those who would like to attend Melody's memorial service . You will be welcomed in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus and the family of Melody J. Mckersie/Saldate.
Calvary Alameda
1516 Grand Street
Alameda, CA 94501
Saturday, June 29, 1:00 PM
Thank you and God's blessings to all.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Surgery Thanksgiving

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Darlene Goldhammer's surgery went well and we are asking for  prayers  for a speedy recovery at this time.
God Bless

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Healing and Comfort

Bible and Glasses
Prayers of thanksgiving for Robert Kruger who has been on our church bulletin  cancer prayer list. Robert was pronounced clear of Hodgkins lymphoma after completing his chemo treatments. He returned to his work in  law enforcement this week.  Please keep his father, Bob Kruger, in your prayers because his recurring brain cancer is inoperable at this point.  Their family believes in the power of prayer and asks us to continue lifting them up to The Lord.  Blessings.

Called Home

Farewell Dove
At 11:00pm on June 19, 2013
Melody McKersie Saldate was called home after a long battle with cancer.
Her passing was peaceful and we would pray for the family at this time to help ease their pain from this loss as she is in a much better place.
God Bless


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Darlene Goldhammer will be going in for surgery today at 1:00. Please pray for guidance & knowledge  for the surgeons, as well as strength and a speedy recovery for Darlene.
God Bless.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

First Tour

Love for Heroes
Dear Friend,
E-Prayers for PFC Jesus Espinosa

I saw you article in the San Lorenzo HOA News Letter. My Son-in-law just
 left for Afghanistan yesterday, this is his first tour, and he has been in
 the Army for about 18 months. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers. I was able to provide a lot of personnel insight as I recently spent a year there as well, but as a Mom I will still be concerned for his safety.
My daughters name is Shelby and my hopes and prayers are that they both remain strong during his deployment and that he returns safely.
 SFC Kathy Vargas

Calvary Lutheran Church  
Please continue to pray for all those who serve our country.
God Bless America

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

For Johelen & her Family

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Please pray for Johelen Crookshank, sister of my co-worker. She has been suffering from Multiple Sclerosis for a very long time and was recently released by the doctors who said that she has a few days left to live. Please pray also for her family. Thank you very much and God bless.
Rick DeLaCruz

For Dean & Family

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Since my last prayer request, our friend Dean has gone to be with His Heavenly Father. Please pray for His peace and comfort for the family at this time of the loss of their loved one.  Sibyl thanks you all for your prayers.  Love in Jesus, Audrey Ohanesian

E-Prayer for Pastor Oliver visit

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Here's Stephen's itinerary for his  June, July, & August 2013 furlough trip with SuHua [Maggie] and their three children.
Please pray for safe travels. 
      Love, Bill & Virginia Oliver 

We have our family furlough this summer and I'm scheduled to preach and/or present as follows:

22   (12:30 - Potluck Lunch) St. Louis Chinese Christian Church.
23   (8, 9:20, 10:45am) Immanuel, Charelston, IL.
24    LCMS International Center, St Louis.
29   (1:30pm) Mission Central, Mapleton, IA.
29   (6:30pm) Zion, Denison, IA.
30   (8, 9:15, 10:30am) Zion, Denison, IA.

6   (5:30pm) West Portal Lutheran Church, San Francisco.
7   (8:30, 9:45, 11am) West Portal, San Francisco.
14  (9, 10:15am) Calvary, San Lorenzo, CA.
28  (8:45, 10:15, 11:30am) Holy Spirit, San Francisco.    
4   (8:30, 9:45, 10:45am) Holy Cross, Los Gatos, CA.
11  (9, 10:30am) St Paul, Phoenix, AZ.
18  (8, 9:30, 11am) Shepherd of the Desert, Scottsdale, AZ.

Hope you can make it to one of these!
Pray for our trip, family, preaching and presentations.
Stephen Oliver


Friday, June 14, 2013

E-Prayer of Thanksgiving

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Prayers of thanksgiving for a new granddaughter to Harv and Barbara Goldhammer.  Mom Amy and baby are doing fine.


Thursday, June 13, 2013

E-Prayers for Virginia

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Hi again.  My family and I just spent a few hours visiting Mom (Virginia). She is now two days post-surgery and doing well. She looks good and doesn't seem to have too much pain. She still has a nerve block that infuses local anesthetic, so I don't know if her pain level will increase when they remove it. She has been up walking with the physical therapists and the plan is to transfer to a rehab facility tomorrow mid-day. She is her usual cheerful self and her granddaughters helped polish off her extra Saltine crackers and grapes (though her appetite is back to normal already).  

The facility she will be moving to is Washington Care and Rehab, 14766 Washington Ave, San Leandro, CA 94578. Phone # 510-352-2211
She will probably be there for about 5-7 days, but could stay longer if needed. One of the primary goals in the rehab is to make sure patients are at a low risk for falls when they leave. 

Dad (Bill) is surviving, too, though he did confess that he just had ice cream for dinner last night (which should not surprise any of us). 

They both send their love and appreciation for the thoughts and prayers. 





E-Prayer for Tyler Skjong

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Please keep Tyler Skjong in your prayers tonight.  Tyler was in our kindergarten class this year and he was in Calvary Club today when he was hurt playing on the preschool playground.

His arm is broken or dislocated and doctors are deciding within the next few hours whether to perform surgery.  Please pray for Tyler, his family and wisdom for his doctors.



Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Healing and Speedy Recovery

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Please keep Jan in your prayers at this time. Her heart is doing great however she is dealing with kidney stones as well. She has had stints placed and will be undergoing laser treatment on Friday 6/14 for the stones. Please pray for a speedy recovery as she is hoping to see everyone on Sunday at church.

Also please keep Virginia in your prayers as she has undergone hip surgery and is recovering quite well and will be released to go home later this week.

House Fire

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Please keep Dave & Marlene in your prayers - the house caught on fire tonight.  It started in the garage and was put out pretty fast.  House not in livable condition so they will need all your prayers to get through it.
Thank god no one was hurt.
Gina & Gary



Monday, June 10, 2013

For Madison and her Family

Cherry Blossoms Dear Friend,


Please pray for my friends Krystal Thorne and Brennan Edwards, their daughter Madison (an 11 year old student at Calvary) will be having back surgery scheduled for June 24th.  They are all in need of faith, strength and courage during these trying times.  Wisdom, knowledge and steady hands for the doctors.  Madison has struggled since day 1 for life, she had open heart surgery before she was 24 hours old.  The Lord has amazing plans for this precious little angel, she is now in need of our prayers for faith and comfort since this is a new experience all together.  Please keep the whole family in your prayers but Madison really needs to feel His loving arms wrapped around her at this time. 
Thank you!
Your sister in Christ,
Ann Marie Mitchell