On Thursday, January 19th, a board member stopped at the church and found the sanctuary all wet – a pipe had leaked in the ceiling, damaging drywall and carpet. This was a significant setback – we had to find an alternate location for Sunday 1/22 worship, and sort it all out with insurance, repair company, and everything else.
I read from 1 Samuel 30, how David and his men faced disaster and bounced back – “pursue, overtake, and recover all”.
As a postscript: the board – including me – was extremely optimistic how quick this could be addressed when I gave this message. It won’t be until mid-March at this point before we’re back in our building.