Last Wednesday at our Midweek Worship Service, Pastor Christian McMullan reminded us that God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble, not our policies, our plans, or our dreams. Almighty God stands in the midst of conflict and chaos with promises of life, love, and hope. In last weekend's outstanding performance of The Wizard of Oz (the entire production was amazing - Thank you cast and crew!), we were reminded that sometimes to find what we are looking for, we don't have to look much further than our own backyard. And this past Sunday, as we continued our series on the Lord's Prayer with the petition, Thy Will Be Done, we were reminded of how God can even take the evil in our own backyard and use it for good. This Wednesday at 7:30 (dinner available in St. Andrew's Hall at 6:30), we will be continuing our series Psalms of Hope as we reflect on Psalm 121 and the ways that we can find God's comfort and promises right in the midst of our troubled lives.
Last year, our congregation experienced several tragedies during the season of Lent with lives cut very short. Let us continue to pray for all families who mourn the loss of loved ones as we continue to trust Christ's promises on our Lenten journey from despair to joy, from darkness to light, from death to life.
Along with our regular Sunday Worship Schedule (This week: Daily Bread), Saturday worship at 5PM resumes this weekend.
Thank you, Jesus, for holding on to us when we don't deserve it. Thank you for blessing hands, for holding hands, for clutching hands, for sharing and caring hands, and for nail pierced hands that will never let us go. Amen.
See you in church!