As nearly 500,000 Pennsylvanians are without power and, in some cases, heat, please keep in your prayers those who are suffering. Also, pray for the electrical, shelter, and emergency personnel who are working to restore power and keep them safe. I have been deeply moved as I have heard of the many ways that you are reaching out to one another, neighbors, co-workers, and friends. The e-mails, phone calls, and facebook messages continue, making sure that people are warm and safe. This is what community does in times of need and a great way that we can shine our light (physical light and / or spiritual light!) in the community.
Hoping that the snow we get Saturday and Sunday is the pretty kind that covers the ground but not our lives. Also, look forward to feeling the light and the warmth of the Spirit as we gather together in worship this weekend. Hopefully, by then we can celebrate power in your homes and, of course, the power of the Holy Spirit in our lives Stay safe. See you in church!