A Prayer for National Elections
O God, we acknowledge you today as Lord, not only of individuals, but of nations and governments.
We thank you for the privilege of being able to organize ourselves politically. And of knowing that political
loyalty does not have to mean disloyalty to you.
We thank you for your law,which our Founding Fathers acknowledged and recognized as higher than
any human law. We thank you for the opportunity that this election year puts before us, To exercise
our solemn duty not only to vote, but to influence countless others to vote, and to vote correctly.
Lord, we pray that your people may be awakened. Let them realize that while politics is not their salvation,
Their response to you requires that they be politically active.
Awaken your people to know that they are not called to be a sect fleeing the world, but rather a community
of faith renewing the world.
Awaken them that the same hands lifted up to you in prayer Are the hands that pull the lever in the
voting booth; That the same eyes that read your Word are the eyes that read the names on the ballot,
And that they do not cease to be Christians when they enter the voting booth.
Awaken your people to a commitment to justice; To the sanctity of marriage and the family,
To the dignity of each individual human life, and to the truth that human rights begin when human
And not one moment later.
Lord, we rejoice today that we are citizens of your kingdom. May that make us all the more committed
To being faithful citizens on earth. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Scramble For Life!
Thank you to the Dietz and Monnin families for their outstanding work on the 6th annual Right to Life golf outing. The weather was cool and moist, but 17 teams braved the elements to complete the course. We are grateful to all the participants and to all of our generous sponsors.
Mark your calendars for next year! Saturday, May 13, 2017
Flinn Veterinary Clinic, Sidney • The Hoge Family: In Memory of Megan • Upper Cervical Health Centers, Botkins
CBT Company • Freshway Foods • McCrate, DeLaet & Co. • Meyer's Tavern • Sidney Electric
Lacal Equipment • Osgood State Bank • Tin Cup Quality Water • Wells Brothers • Gary & Anita Bornhorst • The Fullenkamps: In Memory of Dale • Brian & Kathy Monnin
Area Energy & Electric • Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home • Bergman Drywall • Dietz Painting • Custom Foam Products • IC Church Ladies Sodality • Koenig Equipment • Drs. Michael & Teresa Trygstad • Palazzo • Prueter's Body Shop • Repacorp, Inc. • Silver Cross • St. Lawrence Ladies Sodality • Tony & Jill Arnold • Chris & Heather Monnin • Steve & Rita Monnin • Ben & Erica Paul • The Ray Limbert Family: In Memory of Elizabeth & Jacob • In Memory of Cara Meyer