There is Hope

Dear Spry Church Family and Friends,

As I continue to think about the tragedy in Pittsburgh, which is now reportedly the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in American history, I can't help but wonder what kind of society we are becoming. There's much good in the world, to be sure, but there is obviously a great deal that has gone wrong. Our world needs healing and hope. We need God. I am reminded of the words of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who said, "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." 

As followers of Jesus, we are called to let his light and love shine through us. I'm asking you to join me, for such a time as this, not only in continuing to pray for all those affected by this horrific act of evil, but also in recommitting ourselves to living out what Jesus calls the two greatest commandments: love for God and love for our neighbors. Come, Holy Spirit, and bring your healing and your peace into the broken places of our lives and our world.

This Sunday in worship we'll hear a message that there is hope. I believe this is a message we all need. Please come worship with us--it will do your soul good to gather with God's people as we lift our hearts to the Lord. Better yet, bring a friend along with you.

How many of you would like an extra hour of sleep? I see that hand. This weekend that's exactly what we get as daylight savings time ends, so it's time to fall back. Saturday night into Sunday morning, enjoy the extra hour of sleep.

This Sunday in worship we'll also give away something to each family or individual that will help you cultivate gratitude in your daily life. You'll not only have a more meaningful Thanksgiving, but you'll also discover greater fulfillment each day as a result. You won't want to miss worship this Sunday!

In Christ's love,