Dear Cathedral Family and Friends,
These past several days have been trying, as torrential rains and flooding have interrupted our livelihoods and upended our lives. In such times, it does us good to remember the love of God that passes all understanding and provides peace of heart even when the world outside roils. Perhaps providentially, the psalm appointed for this Sunday is Psalm 29, sometimes given the title “The Voice of God in a Great Storm.” The psalmist reminds us that, though God’s presence in the natural order is often mysterious, God is nevertheless here, with us, in the midst of storm, wind, and all other assaults we may face.
As you know, The Beacon provides food, showers, and laundry services to those who live on the margins of our society. In the wake of this week’s storms, The Beacon’s role has never been more important. If you are able to volunteer at any time over the next few days, please call The Beacon and offer your time. If you or your family has pastoral need during this time, please don’t hesitate to contact the pastoral care office at the Cathedral.
We will, of course, gather at the Cathedral on Sunday for Holy Eucharist, to offer praise and thanksgiving to the God of love for all the blessings in our lives, including safety in the storm. I look forward to seeing you then, and in the meantime you are in my prayers.