One of the Reasons I LOVE My Church . . .

Mark BurrowsSo, many of you know the worship team has been planning — The Gospel According to Dogs — a sweet, fun worship series set to start this Sunday.

And then we all woke up Monday morning to the news from Las Vegas.

That, on top of three, THREE devastating hurricanes, earthquakes . . . It’s almost too much to take. Almost.

This is why our church is here. Not to simply put on a worship series, but to be a safe place for us to open up to God and be here for one another. We need each other right now.

This Sunday’s worship will be — A Light of Hope.

We will come together and sing songs of faith.

We will name the pain we feel.

We will pray.

We will light candles, as on Christmas Eve, and sing Let There Be Peace on Earth.

We will find hope in God’s love, and in one another.

My hero (and ordained Presbyterian minister) Mister Rogers would remind us that “Anything mentionable is manageable.”

This Sunday we intend to mention — in responsible and caring ways — all that has taken place recently, so that it can become manageable for our children . . . and for ourselves.

Friends, don’t sit this one out.

Coming together as one big Family of Faith is one of the most important and powerful things we can do.

There is always light. There is always love. There is always hope!

Mark

A light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it. — John 1:5

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