Romans 13:4: “For he is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer.” In a rural Idaho town on a serene Sunday morning, churchgoers were met with an unexpected test of security. On one particular Sunday, a vigilan parishioner noticed a man, later identified as a 36-year-old individual, prowling through the church's parking lot, opening and closing car doors, and pilfering items from the vehicles. This real-world incident shines a spotlight on a broader issue that necessitates discussion and action within our places of worship. The notion of theft encroaching upon the sanctity of church premises is both unsettling and a call to arms for better preparedness.