United Church of Sun City
11250 N. 107th Ave., Ste. 105
Sun City, AZ 85351
Web site: www.uccsc.com
Facebook: United Church of Sun City
Worship Service 10:00 a.m.
Coffee Hour 11:00 a.m.
Communion - 1st Sunday of each month
Healing Service - 3rd Sunday of each Month
at 11:15 a.m. in Grace Chapel
Bible Study - 11:00 a.m.
in Grace Chapel
The Pastor's Post
This morning on the news I heard about a horrible shooting at an AME Church in Charleston, SC that killed and injured church members. Then I heard a report about flooding in Oklahoma and Texas and how a two year old girl got swept away in the flood waters. Right here at home we are experiencing record setting heat and wildfires. I know there are personal trials that many people are experiencing; health issues, family matters, and other troubles. Enough already! I cannot help but wonder why tragedies have to occur. And then my thoughts turn to God. I certainly don’t blame God for the wrongs happening in the world. But I sure trust that God will act in our lives the way we and others most need. And so I wrote this prayer and offer it for all.
Almighty God, most powerful and extremely gentle, we call upon you at this very time and humbly ask that you provide what we most need. In the midst of shootings, and floods, and high temperatures, and hardships, we pray for your strength. When we feel weak, we seek the emboldened will to bear our heavy burdens. We look forward to lightened loads when we are able once more to feel your refreshing love and soothing compassion. So we pray, continue to care for us and have mercy on us while we struggle with our challenges and with our questions about life's experiences. And through it all, we trust in your walk with us and your transforming touch renewing our spirits. Yes, O Lord, you are good all the time and it is your goodness we rely on at this time. This is our prayer and we offer it in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you (Psalm 9:10, NRSV).