Kirra inhaled deeply as she tried to settle her racing heart. Tentatively, she entered the room,

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Kirra inhaled deeply as she tried to settle her racing heart. Tentatively, she entered the room, shuffling her feet towards the bench closest to the exit. She scooted along the wooden seat and ignored the squelching noise her legs made as [she/they] sidled her way to the window. She reverted her eyes to her lap and clung to the wall, hoping that no one would notice her. After a moment of huddled silence, Kirra straightened her back and examined her surroundings. A table-clothed surface poised at the front of the room, adorned with white candles that flickered as the hot wind filtered through the room. A simple wooden cross, illuminated with an unearthly orange glow seemed to hover on the pastel wall behind the candles. Kirra’s eyes…show more content…
Then scan it and insert it here. “We are gathered here today”, the minister began, “To worship our Saviour and Lord, Jesus Christ. Please stand to sing hymn 429 in the New Century Hymnbook – Loving and Forgiving.” As the organist played the opening chords, Kirra shook her head with disbelief. She couldn’t believe that she was finally here. Her internal recount had only just concluded before Kirra realised the congregation was sitting. She quickly joined them. “Our Bible reading for today is Luke chapter 15, verses 3 to 7. “Then Jesus told them this parable: Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbours together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’ I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.” The minister surveyed the congregation, making eye contact with everyone listening to the sermon. Kirra’s heart skipped a beat as his eyes flickered in her direction, but he did not appear to notice her and continued with the service. “This parable,” he continued, “ Local Turansj Woman: Missing By Rosland Aging 17 October, 2003 <insert picture here?> 26 year

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