Beloved of God,
In Psalm 28 we pray these words: "O Lord, I call to you; my rock, do not be deaf to my cry. Hear the voice of my prayer when I cry out to you...You, Lord, are my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in you, and I have been helped; so my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to you. You, Lord, are the strength of your people, a safe refuge for your anointed.
God indeed is our strength and our refuge. God is carrying us through this anxious time. It is not, and will not, be easy. Yet God walks with us and loves us.
Please contact me, or the office, if you, your neighbors, friends, or loved ones need resources, a listening ear, prayer, or anything else. Already there is a growing list of volunteers to run errands, deliver food, and anything else.
for a letter from me about how St. Paul is adjusting our practices and policies.
Remember: You are a beloved child of God. There is nothing that can take that away from you.