I wrote a reflection for this week and now it doesn’t seem pertinent.
Yet, I don’t have the right words to share for what we witnessed in Washington D.C. yesterday.   
At least not yet, hopefully by Sunday. 
I’m still processing, and honestly so angry.  I do my best to not speak or write out of anger.

Maybe you are angry too. 
Or sad. 
Or shocked. 
Or having plenty of other feelings and responses to the disgraceful acts from yesterday.

As I shared yesterday on our CFC Facebook page and my personal Facebook page, the UCC National Setting offered a National Call for Prayer and Vigil in response to what we witnessed.  That live service was recorded and can be found here: UCC National Call for Prayer and Vigil.
And as Christians we can always turn to scripture when words fail us.  
May Psalm 46 and the Prayer Service give us some semblance of comfort and hope today and in the days ahead.

Love,
Pastor Lauren 

Psalm 46
God is our refuge and strength, a help always near in times of great trouble.
That’s why we won’t be afraid when the world falls apart, when the mountains crumble into the center of the sea,
when its waters roar and rage,
when the mountains shake because of its surging waves. Selah
There is a river whose streams gladden God’s city, the holiest dwelling of the Most High.
God is in that city. It will never crumble.  God will help it when morning dawns.
Nations roar; kingdoms crumble. 
God utters his voice; the earth melts.
The Lord of heavenly forces is with us!  The God of Jacob is our place of safety. Selah
Come, see the Lord’s deeds, what devastation he has imposed on the earth—
bringing wars to an end in every corner of the world, breaking the bow and shattering the spear, burning chariots with fire.
“That’s enough! Now know that I am God!  I am exalted among all nations; I am exalted throughout the world!”
The Lord of heavenly forces is with us!  The God of Jacob is our place of safety.  Selah

(This Week’s Thoughts 1.7.21)