Last week, it rained and rained and rained. It rained so hard on Wednesday night that the water stranded cars, flooded basements, and wreaked general havoc. 4.5-5” of rain fell on 6/19, enough to cause the Penske trucks behind Walgreen’s to turn into bumper cars.
As many of you know, St. John’s got hit too—the parish house (expected), the church basement (unexpected), and the parsonage (nothing of consequence, other than spare carpet and vinyl). The volume of water proved too much for the sewer system; it looked for the lowest escape route, and St. John’s church basement proved to be the “winner.” Even though several people worked hard at removing and salvaging most things, we needed professional help in the basement. ServPro came in, removed all of the offending carpet, dried out the basement, and sanitized the remaining surfaces.
Thank you for all of your work and concern. Together, we’re making the cleanup possible.
Psalm 46: God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea;
though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble with its tumult.
There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High.
God is in the midst of the city; it shall not be moved; God will help it when the morning dawns.
The nations are in an uproar, the kingdoms totter; he utters his voice, the earth melts.
The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.
Rev. Rachael C. Dietz