On Wednesday, June 15, 2016, ministers, educators, commissioned ruling elders, candidates and inquirers, can gathered together in worship at the South Park Church in Fairplay. We remembered the victims and the grieving. Through Word and prayer we listened for the voice of God in this time. Around the Table of Christ we looked to find the strength, courage and vision to live in a new way in this sad time.
I ask us, as the prayer in the Book of Common Worship invites us, to pray that God “surround those who have been shaken by tragedy with a sense of your present love, and hold them in faith….Watch our ways, and weave out of terrible happenings wonders of goodness and grace.” Today, and in days to come may the hope we have for what God will do also be our decision for what we commit to do.