Dear Church Family,

It was not until after our delightful church cookout on Children’s Sunday that I learned of the violence and terror in Orlando. What a stark contrast: our church children were playing in a bouncy house, having their faces painted, and enjoying ice cream, while the people of Orlando were responding to the worst mass killing in our country’s history.

It is a challenge to know how to respond faithfully in an age and in an environment that seems continually beset by these kinds of atrocities. However, as Christians who follow a Lord who’s life was taken in an act of state-sponsored terror, we know that the cross we collectively bear in this moment does not have to be the defining experience of our life together. Life will overcome death…if we allow it to.

The Chapel will be open for quiet prayer and meditation this week. If you are in the area this Sunday please join us for worship, prayer, and fellowship at either 8:00 am or 10:00am. I will offer a message titled, “Christians in an Age of Terror” focusing on the lectionary text for the day, 1 Kings 19:1-14.

Yours in Christ,