I wanted to take a moment to send this e-mail to encourage you to take a few moments on this day to remember and pray for those who became victims of the terrorist attack on our Nation on September 11th, 2001.
While that day seems so long ago, in a way, it seems like it was only yesterday as most people know exactly where they were, and what they were doing when they first heard the word of the attacks in New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C.
We are in the midst of a tremendous trial both, as a Nation, as well as the World as we seek answers for Coronavirus. We continue in prayer for a quick, lasting resolution to the pandemic.
I'm reminded of a wonderful Scripture in Psalms 46:1-3 (NIV) God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore, we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging”. With all my heart, I believe we continue to serve a good God who has already been to “tomorrow” and knows “the rest of the story”. While we continue to have great faith in God, we also must use our God-given wisdom during these times.
Some may be wondering what we plan to do as a church, so we would like to outline the following, realizing of course that the situation continues to be fluid and things could change.
Sanctity of Life Sunday is on (DATE), and this year we will be dedicating time during the morning service for this essential day.
On January 13, 1984, President Ronald Reagan issued a proclamation designating January 22 as the first National Sanctity of Human Life Day. (January 22, 1973, was the day the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion-on-demand in all 50 states.) Churches around the United States use the day to celebrate God's gift of life, commemorate the many lives lost to abortion, and commit themselves to protect human life at every stage.
Churches continue to recognize the third Sunday of January each year as National Sanctity of Human Life Sunday.