Dear Brothers and Sisters,
We need to pray together. Maybe we even need to talk – and listen. The storm clouds of violence are hovering over our nation. We are surrounded by the fog of senseless loss. Raw emotions are simmering and, sometimes, erupting with frightening consequences. Church is a place and a people where our hurt, fear, confusion, doubt, and loss can emerge and the powerful process of repentance, healing, and redemption can begin. This coming Sunday, our church really will be a sanctuary.
Providentially, the scripture lesson this week is the story of the Good Samaritan. (see Luke 10: 25-37.) We can no longer walk on by, pretending all is well. Instead of walking on by, we can become instruments of healing.
A SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY: You will hear more about this on Sunday. A special offering will be received to help the family of the young man who was shot and killed this past 4th of July. Kinnear Parr
was growing up to become a very special and wonderful young man. Two families in our congregation knew Kinnear very well. They, along with hundreds of others, are grieving. We will mourn with those who mourn.
Please worship with us this Sunday. Bring friends. Bring those who are confused, angry, and hurting.
See you in church,
Adult Sunday School at 8:45 a.m.