Saint John's in the Village

An Episcopal Church, where in the name of Christ you are always welcome

June 13, 2016

Dear Friends:

The horrendous and tragic act of terror in Orlando on Sunday morning, shocking our nation and the world is such a sad yet stark reminder that we need to work tirelessly for an end to discrimination, bigotry, racism and violence.

God weeps and we weep with the Holy One, when the gift of life is snuffed out with such intentional hatred.

Our baptismal covenant not only exhorts us “to serve Christ in all persons, loving our neighbor as ourselves,” it also calls us to, “strive for justice and peace among all people. And respect the dignity of every human being.” 

I want to encourage you to gather with our faith community on Wednesday Evening June 15, at 6.15 PM, in prayer and reflection, remembering the dead, the dying, the wounded, the scarred, the hurt, the emotionally devastated, their loved ones, friends and families. 

Amidst our questions, anger, or sadness, I encourage all to participate in this prayer vigil as an outpouring of concern for all, especially our sisters and brothers in the LGBT community.
The church will be opened at 5.00 PM, for a time of quiet prayer and reflection if you are unable to attend later.

May the Lord of Light strengthen our hearts and souls, and  give us grace to work for justice and Peace!

Sincerely in Christ Jesus,

Fr. Alan