POMARIA — Around 40 church members, community members and clergy gathered Friday morning at St. Paul Lutheran Church for a prayer service on the one year anniversary of the fire that destroyed the church building last January.
The Rev. Brent Nichols prayed by candlelight for the rebuilding process and led petitions for the congregation, reminding those gathered of Psalm 127:1 which states, “Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain.”
Nichols reminded the congregation of its journey over the past year and expressed thanks for how the Lord has provided for the group’s needs and for the support from around the state and nation, as well as for the support from the surrounding community.
Nichols prayed for the congregation and its leaders’ wisdom, stewardship, and faithful witness during the restoration process. The service ended with the singing of “The Church’s One Foundation.”