Rising from the Ash
The book of 1 Corinthians tells us that “if one member of the body of Christ suffers, all of the parts of the body suffer with it.” On Tuesday, members from seven churches of the West Seattle Church Collective gathered at Mars Hill Church- West Seattle for a time of prayer over the Mars Hill family and Seattle community.
The struggles that Mars Hill Church is enduring right now have been felt not only across the city of Seattle, but also around multiple sites across the nation. It has certainly been a time of trial, but even more so a time of calling for unity within the Body of Christ. Tuesday’s scene at Mars Hill West Seattle painted a beautiful picture of what it looks like when Believers come together across a city, regardless of their different denominations, to pray for healing for one another.
Humble prayers and pleadings for unity, forgiveness, relief, love, and hope echoed throughout the Mars Hill sanctuary for more than an hour.
Hands were laid on pastors, worship leaders, church staff, and members for healing, wisdom, and emotional well-being during this time. It was the perfect picture of the Body of Christ sitting in solidarity with its hurting members.
God has used Mars Hill Church to help fulfill the Great Commission and take the Gospel to the ends of the earth, and it is still a vibrant community. In light of Pastor Mark Driscoll’s resignation, the signs that the Lord is not finished with the Mars Hill community are evident as the West Seattle campus partners with other West Seattle churches to hold a special “all-together” service on November 2 at Hope Lutheran at 6:00pm (childcare provided). Some members of the Mars Hill family may have been scattered, but the Lord has scattered His people before and used that as a way to fill the earth with salt and light.
Thank you to everyone who came out to support the faith family at Mars Hill. Please continue to pray for them throughout the upcoming weeks and months as they seek healing in the Lord who is putting pieces back together.