No, I don't mean my sermons. I mean natural disasters.
The tornado siren went off during our Holy Communion service today, reminding us that this is a State disaster preparedness day.
Give thanks for all in Emergency Services, the Red Cross, and all who train, care and deploy to help the people of the State in time of disaster.
Give thanks for wise building codes, public information and other preparations that help minimize harm.
And pray that we will be protected from natural disaster. As Bishop Hare included tepees marked with crosses on the Niobrara Cross, a sign that our homes and communities must come under the protection of Christ's cross, let us pray that South Dakota be protected under the cross of Christ.
From the Litany:
That it may please thee to support, help, and comfort all who are in danger, necessity or tribulation,
We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.