There are no words really. Watching in awe the sheer devastation. And then the personal stories begin to unfold and they replace the awe, sometimes with tears. Speaking of what is affecting our fellow Americans, in this case an entire country away.
We might give to the ELCA Disaster Response where gifts will be used 100% to respond to the wreckage left by hurricane Sandy. But other than, or in addition to, that, we offer our prayers. That is what I heard several people ask for actually. For some folks that may seem to be a pretty foolish request, but there it is. So, let us pray.
"Lord, please strengthen those who may be overwhelmed by the calamity that has entered there lives. In a time of doubt and fear help them to peace and the presence of hope and possibility. Strengthen those of us not affected by devastation to help in any way that we can, and to turn from ourselves to the care of others. Strengthen us all with the ability to face the realities of this life and not be defeated by them. In the name of the Good Shepherd of all the sheep we pray. Amen."
Wednesday 10:00 a Bible Study
7:00 p Adult Choir
Thursday 6:30 p Men's Night @ Golden Valley Brewery
Saturday/Sunday Daylight Saving Time ENDS (turn clocks back 1 hour)
Sunday All Saints Sunday Worship 8:30 & 11:00
10:00 a Adult Bible Study - "Women in the Bible"
5:30 p 'Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart congregational dinner'
Please bring your family favorite holiday side dish or dessert to share.
Ham and rolls are provided by the "piggy" donations