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Chapel Open This Week For Community Prayer

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Today, we are especially mindful of the overwhelming angst brought on by the recent series of horrific events in our world that has left many of us feeling afraid, helpless, and even numb.
 
To address this deep need to grieve and process the intense emotions we’re all feeling right now, we’d like to take a moment here to remember the words of our Affirmation of Faith:
 
We are not alone, we live in God’s world.
We believe in God:
who has created and is creating,
who has come in Jesus,
the Word made flesh,
to reconcile and make new,
who works in us and others by the Spirit.
We trust in God.
We are called to be the church:
to celebrate God’s presence,
to love and serve others,
to seek justice and resist evil,
to proclaim Jesus,
crucified and risen,
our judge and our hope.
In life, in death, in life beyond death, God is with us.
We are not alone.
Thanks be to God. Amen.

In the coming days, we will be responding to the growing grief and anxiety in our community in at least a couple of ways:
 
Daily Community Prayer Time in the Chapel
This week we’re opening Leonard Memorial Chapel each day from 11:00 to 1:00 to provide a safe space for us to come together as a church. We offer this time of quiet prayer and reflection to our church family and friends – and anyone of any faith background seeking strength and comfort in this dark time.
 
Clergy will also be on hand if you’d like someone to pray with. If you are unable to be present, you can also fill out a prayer request online or call our prayer line 817-339-3880.
 
Sunday Morning Worship
This Sunday, all worship services will be adjusted to be mindful of the concerns that are weighing all of us down.

In Traditional Sanctuary worship, we’ll postpone the beginning of our planned sermon series. Out of sensitivity to the events of Las Vegas, we felt that the playful nature of the sermon series on “The Gospel According to Dogs” was out of sync with where many of us find ourselves right now.
 
Please join us to remember the comfort our hope and faith in Jesus Christ can bring in times like these.

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