an invitation to prayer

Patricia went for a run this morning and got these two great pictures of Grand Traverse Bay – the one with the magnificent watery pathway of light – and the other, a closeup of the water and the sand that she said looked to her like watery petosky stones.

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While she was doing that, I was putting together this liturgy for a time of prayer and conversation tonight at 6:00 pm in response to the massacre in San Bernardino, California, on Wednesday.

Prayers and Conversation

Early this morning I sent out an email to members and friends of Trinity Church UCC and a few others.  It included this invitation to prayer:

Dear ones of Trinity and beyond,

I invite you to a time of prayer and conversation tonight, December 4, in the Trinity sanctuary – 6:00-6:30 pm.

A 6:00, we will be called to prayer by 14 chimes of our bell, one for each of those who were murdered in San Bernardino on December 2.

We will be in prayer and conversation together with a liturgy from “A Wee Worship Book.”

Together we will read the names of those who lost their lives to gunfire, pray for those who have been forever changed because of the loss of a loved one, remember that God aches with us for peace and ask for strength to make the killings cease.

Come. Let us be in prayer together. Please do invite neighbors and friends to join you.

I have listed this time of prayer as an action of Trinity’s participation in National Gun Violence Prevention Weekend.

Namaste,
Phil Garrison

http://marchsabbath.org

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