A United Methodist Pastor's Theological Reflections

"But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory (nikos) through our Lord Jesus Christ." - I Corinthians 15:57

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Superstorm Sandy Relief Special Offering & Prayer

Our church will have special offering envelopes available in each pew this Sunday for donations to help with storm relief efforts.  The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is the disaster response team of the United Methodist Church. All proceeds go directly to relief efforts. Checks may be made payable to "First UMC" with "hurricane relief" on the memo.
In Time of Natural Disaster Prayer

O God, you divided the waters of chaos at creation. In Christ you stilled storms, raised the dead, and vanquished demonic powers. Tame the earthquake, wind, and fire, and all the forces that defy control or shock us by their fury. Keep us from calling disaster your justice. Help us, in good times and in distress, to trust your mercy and yield to your power, this day and for ever. Amen.

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