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- Weekly Message from Pastor Andrew P. Quick
- Announcements & Upcoming Events
- Mission & Volunteer Opportunities
Weekly message from pastor andrew
Dear St. Luke Community,
This week we come to the end of our series on Creation. We spent time over the last month considering how we can be better stewards of God’s world. We end the series by looking at Psalm 104. A beautiful psalm poetically depicts creation. Reading it and listening to the sounds of nature reminds me that all creation sings of God’s Glory. And this week, that song was abruptly interrupted by the sound of gunshots in Uvalde, Texas. Nature’s song is overwhelmed by the wails of families and friends whose children were slain. In this difficult time, I turn to another psalm, Psalm 13:
How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever?
How long will you hide your face from me?
How long must I take counsel in my soul
and have sorrow in my heart all the day?
This psalm of lament provides me the words to express what is hard to articulate. These questions remind me that I can express my anger and grief to God. Gun violence continues to shape our reality, and there seems to be no end. And, this psalm of lament ends with these words:
But I have trusted in your steadfast love;
my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.
I will sing to the Lord,
because the Lord has dealt bountifully with me.
This Sunday we will come together for worship. We will rejoice in God’s steadfast love and sing of God’s creation. And we will take time to cry out to God, “How long?” We will lift up prayers and laments for all those who have lost their lives to gun violence in the last two weeks.
Be gentle with yourself this week. If you would like to talk or vent, feel free to reach out to me via phone (831.207.7356) or email ( ).
Peace be with you,