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2 One Great Hour of Sharing ® Presents … Susan Sanders OGHS Administrator OGHS Live!

3 OGHS Live! Schedule Gathering & connecting to call OGHS Live! Begins Welcome & Introduction Opening Prayer & Scripture Reflection by featured Speaker Interaction with the Speaker – Q & A Partnership Prayer Commissioning & Benediction OGHS Live! Ends

4 Introducing Susan Sanders Susan M. Sanders is a life long member of the United Church of Christ and a native of Ohio. She currently serves as Minister and Team Leader for Global Sharing of Resources, with the UCC Wider Church Ministries. Susan also served as United Church Board for Homeland Ministries, Minister for Volunteer Services Previously she served with Peace Corps in Liberia and the UCC at Bethany Childrens Home in Pennsylvania. Susan is a member of Pilgrim UCC in Cleveland, Ohio Susan believes passionately in the ministry of hospitality and service and finds her ministry with One Great Hour of Sharing to be a marvelous gift.

5 Opening Prayer We come to worship you, O God, thankful that you call us your children. We come to follow Christs way, to grow in love and service, to mature to see the face of Christ in all the faces of the world, and to treat each person with the compassion Christ has shown us. Open our hearts to receive your Spirit and grace. Amen.

6 Sharing and changing… in Grahavo, Bosnia

7 Sharing and caring in Manila, Philippines

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10 Partnership Prayer Leader: God is the Giver of all Gifts. We thank God for the opportunity to share resources that change lives through One Great Hour of Sharing®. We give thanks for the opportunity to join God in empowering people; and in that relationship to be empowered ourselves. As voices throughout the world call each other to faithfulness, hear our prayers of gratitude, O God. One:We help each other through the trauma of war, says Amina in South Darfur, Sudan. In the Dereig Camp for Displaced People we live and talk with others affected by violence.

11 Partnership Prayer continued Many: Thank you, God, for the opportunity to participate in building a community center where there is social and spiritual space for people to offer each other mutual support and encouragement. One: We, in the Dominican Republic, must work to prevent waterborne diseases that cause death. Many: Thank you, God, for gifts that make filters for clean drinking water available.

12 Partnership Prayer continued One: We, in Mindanao, Philippines, must educate our children through lives disrupted and threatened by violence. Many: Thank you, God, for making us part of scholarships and assistance programs that enable educational opportunities for children. One: We, in Myanmar, in Somalia, in Iraq, and other places must protect ourselves and our families from persecution by fleeing our own nationsor through forcible displacement within our own nations. Many: Thank you, God, for the opportunity to open our hearts and use resources for the resettlement of refugees in the United States.

13 Partnership Prayer continued One: We in India must grow new crops to sell and support our families. Many: Thank you, God, for training programs that teach new cultivation techniques which empower women and unemployed youth to experience a better life. One: We in Sierra Leone must train ourselves and fellow caregivers to provide trauma healing that encourages restorative justice and true reconciliation. Many: Thank you, God, for training programs that include us in your acts for sustainable peace.

14 Partnership Prayer continued One: We in the United States must find ways to survive in the midst of disaster and make daily decisions on how to \ rebuild our lives. Many: Thank you, God, for the ability to walk alongside uprooted families during disaster recovery.

15 Partnership Prayer continued One: We in Egypt must find our voices as women through leadership in local and national community development projects and participation in the electoral process. Many: Thank you, God, for the opportunity to accompany communities as they identify their own needs and natural leaders and are empowered to make a difference in the wider society. All:O God, for the opportunity to be part of lives changed throughout the world and to share resources through your love, we give you thanks. Through our gifts to One Great Hour of Sharing® we commit ourselves to these connections and acts of life.

16 Thank you for participating with… Susan Sanders If you have additional questions for Susan, please send them to

17 Thank you for joining OGHS Live! We have enjoyed offering 5 weeks of Lenten Programming. We plan To do it again next year. We will be contacting those of you who registered for feedback and thoughts about how we can make this a better program for you. Also, if you have suggested speakers that youd like to hear from, let us know. Contact: One Great Hour of Sharing, United Church of Christ, 700 Prospect Avenue, Cleveland, OH or x-3215 (toll free)


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