We are grieved for and with the Zion congregation. Even though I am an elder at our church here in St. Louis, sometimes I still think of Zion as our "home church." Our first visit to Zion was January 2, 2000, only a day after Suzanne and I became engaged to be married. It was our first home church, and the first church in which we were nurtured in the Reformed faith. Much of my growth as a Christian, and much of the trajectory of my course in ministry was shaped by the ministry I received from the pastors, elders, and others of Zion.
I'm praying for the Father to comfort His children in
And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen. (1 Peter 5:10-11)
Update: picures here and here (via), and two firefighters were injured, but are expected to recover