A STATEMENT ON THE STORMING OF THE U.S. CAPITOL
With you, I have watched today’s mob assault on the U.S. Capitol with horror and revulsion. We are a country built on the rule of law, not a nation run by mobs. We came into being as a city on hill to be a light to the nations.
 
For whichever candidate you voted, whatever your party of persuasion, I ask us together to be followers of the Prince of Peace. Let not hatred rule. Let not evil and violence triumph. Let not arrogance of conviction govern our response. Rather, may our witness be one of peace and justice tempered with mercy. 

Legal protest is an honored part of our national ethos. Mob rule is an evil violation of our moral standards and a corruption of our national character.
 
I look to the people of the Central Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church to remember the words of Christ, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” (Matthew 5:9) 
 
Let us actively live the admonitions of Holy Scripture. “You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. … “let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to” God. (Matthew 5:14, 16) “He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” (Micah 6:8)

Bishop Mike Lowry,
Episcopal Leader of the Central Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church
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Painting the Stars
The Way Sunday school class begins a new study on Jan. 10 and invites anyone interested to take part. “Painting the Stars: Science, Religion and an Evolving Faith” is a seven-week study from Living the Questions that celebrates “the communion of science and faith.” The study is video-based, so no book purchase is needed
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Prayer Concerns & Sympathy
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We extend our love and sympathy to Barbara Collier and family on the death of her father, Nolan Hardwick.

Our love, congratulations and best wishes to Jieun and Jeong Lee who were married on Saturday, January 9th, in Korea. May God bless and
keep you both as you embark on this sacred journey.

Martin Community: Jay Bradford, Rosemary Dawes, Barb Herbison, Emily Herbison, John Longyear, Melissa Norton, Marcie Smith, Jim Shepherd, Catherine Yoro


Family & Friends: Diane Burnett, Ryan Campanaro, Ronny Carter, Debra Crona, Jill Davis, Dennis DuBose, Bonnie Fuller, Gloria Jackson, Diane Kunce, Dev Viney

Prayer Requests Specifically Regarding COVID-19: Maggie Arnold's son - Jeff Arnold, Stan & Carol Crosser, Doris Fash, George & Beth Hawkinson, John & Vickie Kelley, Jan & Randy Morgan, Michele Chalk's daughter & son in law, Line Falahola, Robert & Carmen White

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