The Diocese of Texas reports that Episcopalians in the town of West, Texas, and the surrounding area are shaken but eager to help in the wake of last night’s deadly explosion.The Diocese reports:
Day: April 18, 2013
Trinity Church in Copley Square is still closed under orders of the Boston Police Department in the wake of Monday’s Marathon bomb attack, but the church will hold a Prayers for Peace service tonight at 6 p.m. at the corner of Berkeley and Boylston Streets. The church’s Web site invites the public to “Gather Strength …
At a prayer service in Boston today, President Obama told mourners: “We come together to pray and mourn and measure our loss. But we also come together today to reclaim that state of grace — to reaffirm that the spirit of this city is undaunted and the spirit of this country shall remain undimmed.”
Breaking News: The Falls Church News Press reports that the Virginia Supreme Court has upheld the ruling of the Fairfax Circuit Court conveying the property of the historic Falls Church to the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia and members of the congregation who did not defect from that church in 2006.
Gabrielle Giffords writes poignantly in the New York Times of her anger and disappointment at the cowardice displayed by senators who voted yesterday against making it harder for criminals and the mentally ill to gain access to deadly firearms.
We pray this morning for the town of West, Texas, which has been devastated by a deadly explosion at a fertilizer plant. West is a small Central Texas town of 2,800 people. Casualties have been rushed to a hospital in Waco, about 20 miles south. This prayer from A New Zealand Prayer Book is one …
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… lift up the needs of this world unto the Lord.