Connecting Beyond the Walls


Today’s word of hope comes from our own Rev. Amy McClure, Associate Pastor for Children, Senior Adults and Pastoral Care.


The evening prayer time with our church family is perhaps one of my most favorite things in each day, and certainly with each passing week in this season of COVID-19.  Over the last weeks, I have watched many of you become more relaxed, become more comfortable using zoom, grow beards!, try out new hair styles, and even show up while cooking dinner and setting up your computer in your kitchen so we can watch!  I’ve watched so many of our youth and children *want* to join so they can see all of our adults and older adults (and even help lead our time!).  There is no obligation to join every night and it has been amazing to watch so many of our church members join us for that sacred 15-20 minutes of the day.  It can be life-changing.  

I am reminded of a quote from Mother Teresa when she said “Let us be very sincere in our dealings with each other and have the courage to accept each other as we are.”  Our evening prayer time is perhaps one of the most beautiful ways we do just that.  Sometimes there are folks who have had terrible days and just need a space to cry, others need a space to celebrate good news, while others have prayer requests for family and friends. 

Romans 8:26-27 reminds us that “the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit intercedes for us with sighs too deep for words.  And God, who searches the heart, knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.”

I want to invite you to join us tonight at 8:00 to experience this holy moment together.  I hear the Holy Spirit will be there!  Information for how to join us is below or you can contact any member of the pastoral staff or your deacon for this information.  You can just call in using the number provided if that’s easier, or click on the link to join by video.  

Love you all!
Pastor Amy McClure


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