Dear <<First Name>>,
The political news across the world absorbs our attention. It's not just in the UK and US, but Hong Kong, Haiti, Ukraine and more. All of this uncertainty may also leave us feeling overwhelmed or powerless. How can our faith see us through? Where is God in the midst of it all?
Enter Elijah, who also lived through turbulent times, and showed where to find God when the world seems to be too much. Over the coming weeks, we'll be studying Elijah's stories. These aren't about politics or policies or programs. They are about keeping our balance and perspective as people of faith when the world feels like it's spinning a little bit too fast. I am hopeful they will anchor all of us in prayer and faith as we witness the fast-moving events all around us.
This week, we start with food. It's World Communion Sunday, so we will gather at Christ's table, and hope you will help us by bringing some bread representing your own country of origin. In the scripture, Elijah's first appearance involves food as well--he is fed by God's provision from ravens and by a widow sharing her last morsel with him. Both remind us to stay generous and continue to gather at tables with others, because there God will show us provision and peace.
If you could use that grounding and reminder, join us on Sunday.
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