A Call to Solemn Assembly
This week’s eNewsletter feature
was written by Rev. Raymond Hylton,
FPCE Senior Pastor.
I could use your presence and support next Wednesday night. For the past several months, our church has endured numerous trials facing our beloved members and staff: illness, injury, and even death.
Some of you have asked me “Pastor Ray, why is this happening? Is God punishing us? Is the Devil attacking us?” I can’t with any level of certainty say what the real answer is.
But what I am confident we need to do is to gather the people of God all together and pray. For several weeks now, I have considered calling an all-church, all-hands-on-deck prayer gathering to pray for our families in distress, to seek the Lord’s guidance, and to reaffirm our faith in the power of God to sustain us through these storms.
There is much Biblical warrant for what I am proposing.