Someone emailed me this week to ask, “when are we making flood buckets for Louisiana?”
Praise God someone expects us to be engaged. For the moment, those most affected by the Louisiana floods are requesting monetary donations for the relief stage. Respond and recovery will have their turn, and I’m confident we will be engaged in that as well—which will probably include making flood buckets.
In the short-term, learn what the UMC is doing by going to their website. To help those most affected by the Louisiana floods right now, donate to the UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) United States Disaster Response Fund (#901670) either by sending your gift to the church, or going to the aforementioned website and using their donate button. God bless you for your compassion and generosity.
Loving Lord, we trust in your mercy and know that your steadfast love endures forever. Look with mercy on those harmed or displaced by this disaster and grant them your strength to meet the days ahead. Move in those who are able to give aid, to be your hands and heart on the earth. Be with all who offer assistance; may your Spirit uphold them. Merciful God, reveal your presence in the midst of this suffering and so buoy trust in your promises of hope and life that desperation and grief do not overtake them. In Christ we pray, Amen.
See you in worship,