|Hurricane Sandy Update - October 29, 2012|
Time for Final Hurricane Preparations
"God is our refuge and strength a very present help in trouble." Psalm 46:1
As Hurricane Sandy approaches, Bishop Jerge and your Synod staff are praying for our congregations and leaders and for all who are in the path of this serious storm. God is with us in the midst of whatever occurs during and after the storm.
Lutheran Disaster Response in Upstate New York provides the following suggestions: In preparation for the storm that may disrupt our communications systems and our power, take the time now, to 'touch-base' with your neighbors and local community and those in your congregation who may most need assistance. In times of crisis, these are the folks who will be most able to help us and who we will be most able to help.
As you are able, please update us about conditions in your communities.
Remember, "The Lord of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our refuge." We pray with confidence that there will be moments of peace and hope even in the midst of disaster, comforted by the knowledge that God is indeed a very present help in trouble.
Grace and peace,
Gary Roller, Chair Patsy Glista, AIM
LDR Leadership Team LDR Liaison - Upstate New York
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