Dear Church Family,
I am heartsick tonight at the violence I’ve seen on the news in the last several days.
First, there were two officer involved shootings in Minnesota and Louisiana where men lost their lives. And last night I watched in horror as police officers were gunned down during protests in downtown Dallas.
I ask you to join me in praying for all those impacted by the these events. First, for the families who have lost loved ones. Please pray for them as they grieve and seek to find peace and justice in the midst of the nightmares they are living. Please pray for our friends and neighbors who fear being targeted because of their race. Please pray for those who put their lives on the line to protect and serve us. And in the midst of offering up your prayers, find a tangible way to make a difference. We are all in this together, and it will take each and every one of us to make our community a better and safer place for everyone.
Let us covenant together as members of one family to live into the words of Micah 6:8.
“He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God.”
I am out of town with my family this week. But oh, how I long to be with my church family. Instead of continuing in our Broadway series, it will be much more fitting that we have a service of prayer and healing. The Lectio service will be moved into the main Sanctuary too. I hope you’ll be there for a special time of grieving, confession, and prayer.
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