Written by Eleanor Rapelje Wednesday, 10 June 2009 17:42This Sunday was the second Pride Sunday Service at the First Presbyterian Church. For me it was also a celebration of the pride I have for the church that I have attended for 70 years.
Among my collection of inspirational readings, none seemed more appropriate than the following to describe the past year. “Be loving and respectful of all people, and you will attract individuals that will love and respect you back.”
We rejoice that those who once felt rejected and alone have found welcome and acceptance with us in our worship service. They have become part of our church family. Their inclusion has brought us joy, energy, hope and fun as we have come together in our common need to worship God. We thank them for accepting our invitation.