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Pausing for Prayer - Virginia Young

Dear Northwest Family,

We have received word that Virginia Young passed away peacefully on Thursday evening, Oct 19, 2017. Virginia was the wife of retired minister, Harrie Young.
Memorial service details are pending.

Cards of care may be sent to:
Harrie Young
Roo-Lan Healthcare Center
1505 Carpenter Road SE
Lacey, WA 98503

God of grace, may your spirit of peace and love surround this family and hold them in this season of grief as you have held Virginia all the days of her life.

Grace and peace,

Pausing for Prayer - Dorothy Skinner

Dear Northwest Family,

Please hold Greg Skinner and Monica Diteman in your prayers in the loss of Greg's mother, Dorothy Skinner. Dorothy died Sunday, Oct. 22 after a brief stay in hospice. Greg is still recovering from surgery on Thursday and was scheduled to be released from the hospital today, Monday. Details for the memorial service for Dorothy are pending and will be announced as they are available.

Cards of care may be sent to:
Monica Diteman and Gregory Skinner
215 W Cleveland St
Spokane, WA 99205

Pausing for Prayer- Sacia Vik

Dear Northwest Family-

Rev. Sacia Vik, Pastor of Lakecity Christian Church in Seattle, asks for prayer as she recovers from several attacks of pain.  Visits to the emergency room have given her some relief but no answers, though kidney stones are suspected.  Rev. Vik asks for your prayers while she seeks a firm diagnosis with her doctor and resolution of the pain.

Notes of care are welcome:
Sacia and Neil Vik
23304 60th Ct S
Kent, WA 98032

Pausing for Prayer - Greg Skinner

Dear Northwest Family,

Please be in prayer for Rev. Greg Skinner, pastor of Country Homes Christian in Spokane and his wife, Monica Diteman.

Greg is having surgery today, Oct. 19, at Holy Family Hospital in Spokane. An infection has developed in the hip he had replaced back in February. The new hip will be removed, a prosthetic put in and the infection cleaned and treated with antibiotics. He expects 6 weeks of antibiotic treatment followed by 6 weeks of recovery before re-assessing the infection site.

Northwest Passage October 2017

Reflections on the Journey…

Sandy Messick, Regional Minister

October is Pastor Appreciation Month. Have you said “thank you” to your pastor lately? As I move throughout the region I am always aware and repeatedly reminded of the wonderful colleagues with whom I get to share this journey. It seems good and right to say thank you to and for these faithful servants:

Northwest Passage October 2017

Dear NWRCC Pastors and Church Offices:

Good morning!  Below this message you will find the links to open and save the October 2017 edition of the NW Passage newsletter, for your use in the churches, in the Adobe PDF and Microsoft Publisher formats. The newsletter is set up to print simply on 8.5x11" sheets. Please use your best practices to determine if double sided or single sided, color or black/white printing works for you. We request that copies be made available for those in your congregation who would like them.


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