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  • Stir up your power, O Lord
    and with great might
    Come among us.
    - Psalm 80:2

    A large church building looming,
    casting a shadow over the sidewalk.
    Closed doors,
    not exactly inviting.
    But up ahead! There by the church doors,
    a boy smiling.
    Then I remembered when my pastor said,
    "The church is not meant to be a building that we attend. We embody what the church is in this world. We are 'the church.'"
    You're invited.
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