Friday, April 16

Dear Truro family,

In today’s TMail you’ll read good news celebrating different ways God is at work in the life of this church, and you’ll see many opportunities to get involved. As the weather turns warmer, and we see more and more signs of life all around us, we’re praying that you find your place to get connected and to serve. We look forward with anticipation to what God is doing.

And yet … the reality, as we acknowledged last week, we’re also grieving another painful situation in our life together. We’ve heard from many of you that the investigation, on top of the pandemic is especially hard considering our church’s recent history. We’re committed to praying for you, listening to you, and being available to you in whatever ways we can. Like you, we continue to wait on this current process, albeit with heavy hearts at times.

God’s people have always been a praying people, and we have always set aside  seasons to pray with particular focus. This last year and a half has been an unprecedented year of grief, change, loss, and turbulence, and so we want to set aside some time to intercede for one another, the church and the world, to bring our grief and pain to the Lord, and to fix our eyes on the Author and Perfecter of our faith.

To that end, we invite you into a time of prayer and fasting in the coming weeks, as we seek the Lord together.  We will:

  • Open prayer in the sanctuary from 7:00 a.m. –  7:00 p.m. on the following Wednesdays: April 21st, April 28th, and May 5th
  • Have Holy Communion in the sanctuary on Wednesday, Apr 21st at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, Apr. 28th at 12:00 p.m., and Wednesday, May 5th at 6:00 p.m.
  • On Wednesday, April 28th, we’ll seek the Lord for 24 hours on behalf of the church and the world. To sign up for a one-hour slot online, click here [link to be added].

As our reading from Ephesians last Sunday reminded us, God “…works all things according to the counsel of his will” (Eph. 1:11b). This is why we can be full of faith and anticipation for the future, while also being honest with the Lord and with one another today) about our heaviness and grief. “In Christ,” we can live in that tension and bring it to the Lord, knowing that Jesus is “working all things.” He will keep faithfully guiding us.

Together in Christ, 

The Truro Clergy

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