Thieves who broke into a Dallas church stole about $2,000, including money from Sunday's offering.
Police are investigating the burglary at Christian Chapel Missionary Baptist Church on Bonnie View Road.
"We love you in Jesus' name, and we hope you get help, because this is just going to make us stronger," pastor James Johnson said.
The break-in was discovered when the deacon came in Monday morning to meet an alarm repairman.
"It is pretty ironic," Johnson said. "You just smile and go on."
Church officials said they believe someone entered through a back window and busted through a wall to get to the finance office sometime between Sunday afternoon and Monday morning. The thief avoided security cameras in the hallway.
"I don't believe it is somebody that is part of this fellowship, but it could be someone that knows this building from previous years," Johnson said.
About $2,000 was stolen from the office.
The close-knit congregation of about 75 people has been in the building since 2010.