Blessing for IBC Breakfast April 21, 2018

It’s April and time for Spring where the rain (and not snow) is supposed to usher in warmth in order to bring the flowers in May. We need to see the birds and squirrels frolicking in the trees. We should be sitting out in the sun soaking up the rays maybe with a beverage in our hand and possibly accompanied by one of those tiny umbrellas.

Maybe we’ll have an outside breakfast of freshly picked eggs escorted by farm-raised Scrapple and piping hot coffee. Or maybe we will sit in a nice warm diner with friends eating Scrapple while waiting for the snow on the ground to melt. Come on Spring!

Let us pray.

Father in heaven, please bless all those who are here with us on this Saturday morning. Also, we ask that you bless those classmates that could not attend.

Lord, we ask you to comfort and heal all those classmates and teachers who are ill or suffering, in particular our beloved Interboro teacher, Charles Gefrorer who joins us today.

We humbly ask you to give strength and comfort for the family of our classmate Nancy Tilford-Savage who recently joined you in heaven.

Please bless our time together as we share our lives and break bread together. Also, please bless those who are preparing our food and serving us.

We thank you and ask for all of this in the name of your Son, Jesus.

Amen.

P.S. Wir begrüßen Sie zu unserem Frühstück, Herr Gefrorer! Hab ein bisschen Scrapple für mich – Fred

 

Blessing for IBC Breakfast March 17, 2018

We have a lot to be thankful for and a lot to pray for.

Let’s pray.

Father in heaven, we thank you for this warm and safe place to meet and share our love with each other.

Please bless out time together, the food you have provided and those who are preparing and serving it. We ask for you spiritual food also.

Father we come to you with prayers of healing and comfort for those classmates and friends who need it. In particular, we lift up all those who are suffering from this flu epidemic including Ken Lester and Ron & Linda Hoffecker.

We ask you to bless Linda Schnell Jensen, relieve her pain and grant her a complete recovery from her double knee surgery.

We offer special prayers for Carol Osgood Pratt who desperately needs a liver transplant.

We also ask for healing and comfort Mr. Gefrorer who has some serious health problems.

Please bless all our classmates who were unable to be with us today and grant all of us travel mercies on our trips home.

We ask all of this in the name of your Son, Jesus.

Amen.

 

Blessing for IBC Breakfast February 17 2018

We just had Valentine’s Day which is the one day a year where we express our love. Let’s make this a year-long holiday of love.

Let us pray.

Father in Heaven, we thank you for giving us a place to gather and share our love with each other.

Lord, we hold up Dave Cook and his family and ask you to wrap your arms of lovingkindness around them and comfort them during this time of sadness for the loss of Dave’s wife, Sally.

Please bless the food we are about to eat and bless our time together as we break bread and share our love with one another.

We ask you to bless those who are preparing and serving our breakfast.

We ask this in the name of your Son, Jesus.

Amen.

Blessing for IBC Breakfast January 20, 2018

It’s a new year! Time for a fresh start!

If we are kind to everyone, we can put a smile on their faces, and ours.

Let us pray.

Father in heaven, we thank you for having a safe place to gather, break bread together and share our love and lives with each other.

We ask you to heal all our classmates who are battling innumerable problems and to wrap your arms of lovingkindness around all and comfort them. We especially hold up to you our classmate Dusty Rhodes who needs your help and comfort.

Lord, we ask you to protect all of us from the flu epidemic, limit its spread and heal those of our class who have it.

Please bless our time together. We also ask you to bless the food that we are about to have and those who are preparing and serving it.

We ask all of these things in the name of your Son, Jesus.

And everyone says – AMEN!

Blessing for IBC Breakfast December 16, 2017

Interboro BucksAgain, we share our love through the gift of Interboro BUCS to bless a few families with breakfast this morning.

We celebrate miracles this month.

Our Jewish friends are celebrating the miracle of a single day’s supply of lamp oil used in the rededication of the temple in Jerusalem lasting eight days.

We celebrate the miraculous birth of Jesus.

This season is much more than trees, lights and gifts.  This season is the miracle of God’s Love made manifest.

Let us pray.

Father in heaven, we thank you for all you provide for us: for this safe and warm place to gather; for friendships, both new and old; for your miracles and healing among us; for life itself; for Love.

Father, we ask you for healing miracles among our classmates and their families who need them.

Please bless all of us here as we break bread and share our love with each other. Grant travel mercies to all those who will be traveling this month. Also bless those who were not able to be here with us today.

Please bless the food were are about to share. Bless those who prepare and serve it to us.

We ask all of these things in the name of your Son, Jesus.

And those here say – AMEN!