Bishop Barry sent the following prayer request to the diocese on Monday:
Dear Friends in Christ,
Grace and peace to you.
As I write this Monday morning, at least one of the towns evacuated Sunday night has had the order lifted, and some of the nearly 200,000 displaced will soon be home. But major disruption is still an issue in many lives right now, and uncertainty still looms, as assessing/repairing damage to the dam continues. So please continue your prayers: for those seeking to manage upheaval and anxiety; for those working to assure our safety; for those at risk; and those eager to help. I ask that you be particularly mindful of Richard Yale and the other clergy and lay leaders in Chico and the region who are at the front of efforts to minister to those in need. May God bless, protect, and strengthen all who are challenged by this crisis.
Yours in Christ,
Posted on Mon, February 13, 2017
by Paula Schaap