When I read the horrible news yesterday about the mass shooting in Orlando, I was heartbroken, sick, angry, and a host of other emotions. With my LGBTQ brothers and sisters, I cried out, “How long, O Lord?” With my Muslim brothers and sisters, I cried out, “How long, O Lord?” And, I also felt helpless. All of these feelings are still engulfing me.
At times like these, I find it incredibly important to gather with my church family so that we might hold one another up with God’s love and remind each other that hate, violence, and evil do not have the last word.
So, tonight, we will gather at 7:00 for a prayer service. We will sing, pray, be silent, read scripture, and worship our God together, even in the midst of our pain and sorrow. Please spread the word for everyone is welcome here with us.