Law Enforcement Support and Outreach Sunday1
Last Sunday (5/1) I was honored to pray before an an honor ride for fallen Elk Grove PD officer Ty Lenehan, a member of our church killed in the line of duty early this year (click here for some of what I shared before I prayed or click here for more of the back story and testimony).
This week there also was the CA Peace Officers Memorial in our State Capitol, and Sunday May 15 begins National Police Week. It has been moving to get to know many fine officers who serve our communities, and my heart has been moved to do more to encourage them in these difficult days where there is much to discourage in our world. God in His Word calls us to give thanks for our civil authorities and pray for their needs that we might live peaceful lives that please God our Savior (1 Timothy 2:1-4).
At the end of this month, Sunday May 29th, GCBC is planning a special “Law Enforcement Support and Outreach Sunday” at 10 AM at our church. This is the day before Memorial Day, a day our nation remembers those who lost their lives in wars for our country. On this Sunday our church also wants to remember those who put their lives on the line every day to protect and serve this part of our country. We are inviting officers to attend who have had some connection with our church and campus, or who are personally connected with those who attend our church. We encourage all who attend GCBC to invite friends or family or neighbors in law enforcement to this service. Click here for a downloadable flyer that can be shared
This will be a church worship service from 10:00-11:30 AM at 3800 North Shingle Road in Shingle Springs, and as part of the service we will acknowledge and appreciate and uplift in prayer the officers present and their agencies. There will also be a special message I will give from God’s Word in Romans 12:17-13:5 on societal justice and God's gift and grace in law enforcement, where I will talk about:
- the important biblical role of authorities who keep the peace and serve
- how the church can support them and pray for them
- God’s Word for evildoers, with gospel hope
We hope guests can also stay after to fellowship and connect and encourage one another, and especially officers and their families. To help us plan for guest numbers, please click below to RSVP