August 20, 2018

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Featured Reflection

A highlight from our monthly newsletter


Something is Starting

"I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?"  - Isaiah 43.19

Friends in Christ, there are families at Bethlehem who have been afraid or too upset to come to church or explain to their children why anyone would do such a terrible thing to God's sanctuary.


In response to the pain that BLC has been experiencing, we are beginning to receive quilts from our neighbors -- beautiful, diverse handiwork from so many of our partner worship communities, Christian, Jewish, and 

Muslim. Pictured here is only the start, the first load of quilts, offered by the quilting ministry of the Hope Lutheran Church in Falls Church. I like that: first, we are covered by Hope.


The image is, of course, that we are being covered by love, prayers and support. We knew this already, but now we can even see it and feel it, as we are blessed by these intricate and colorful designs and varying textures. Quilts covering over the rips and gashes in our pews represent goodness snuffing out evil, love snuffing out hate, peace snuffing out violence, life snuffing out death.

Quilt19 compressedSay a prayer of thanksgiving this week for all our neighbors who are standing with us in this difficult season.

Something is most definitely starting!


God's not going anywhere. God is here with us.


Peace amid the storms,

Pastor Dan


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