Never Forget

September 11, 2020

Dear Cathedral Family,

Do you remember where you were 19 years ago today? That moment when the world as we knew it in 2001 completely changed. We watched in horror as hijacked planes crashed into the Twin Towers and the Pentagon. We witnessed the heroic efforts of the passengers of Flight 93 and heard the last words of Todd Beamer, “Are you guys ready? Let’s roll.”

The stories of that day and the days that followed still live on. Stories of first responders and everyday heroes who sacrificed their lives to save others. Stories of survivors being found in the rubble. Stories of people who normally would find themselves on opposing sides coming together to serve make a difference. Stories of surprising good that came out of unspeakable tragedy.

“Never forget!” It’s the phrase that has become iconic for remembering 9/11. I think it’s an important phrase for us today.

2020 has been a tough year so far. In times like these, it’s easy to forget where we’ve come from, the stories of God’s faithfulness and the miracles that have happened in the midst of challenges. Now, more than ever, it’s vital that we remember that we have a future and a hope in God and purposes to fulfill in this generation.

That’s why we’re investing time this Sunday in remembering our story as a church – the story that started 33 years ago, on September 13, 1987 – the story of God bringing together a group of people to form Cathedral. We’ve seen God move in miraculous ways – taking ordinary people and doing extraordinary things.

Our story is really God’s story – His idea, His plan, His purpose. Yes, His story!

We’ve had a great run for the last 33 years, and we believe the best is yet to come! So, I invite you to join us, as we remember our past and look forward to our future. We’ll be worshipping together in-person at 9am and 11am and via Facebook Live and Livestream at 11am.

I can’t wait to see you!

Mike Lewis