Dear Cascades Faithful,
Like you, we have been watching with deep sorrow the events unfolding in our nation’s capital today. The scenes of people* breaking through police barriers, smashing windows, and entering the Capitol building causing Congress to evacuate have shaken us up.
We do not know what the next two weeks will bring as we continue to try to honor the peaceful transition of power that our country has prided itself on.
What we do know is that we are people of peace and prayer. We do know that on this day of Epiphany we look to the One who revealed the character of God with truth, with light, and with love. What we do know is that our Christian faith calls us to “do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with our God.” Micah 6: 8
This is an anxious and uncertain time. It is also a time for deep faith.
Let us move through this time together united in our love for God and committed to the welfare of our sisters and brothers.
Rev. Brian Heron, Presbyter for Vision and Mission
Rev. Clark Scalera, Advocate for Congregations and Clergy
Rev. Paul Belz-Templeman, Stated Clerk
Presbytery of the Cascades
*edited with Presbytery permission.