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A Prayer for Families Separated at the Border

Delivered by Gretchen at the Prayer Vigil on July 2nd at Newton City Hall

Let us pray.

Gracious Creator of all that is, who sleeps in the stones and dreams in the stars

whose breath in-spires every human life and whose light overcomes every darkness.

Let us end the reign of tyranny on our border

that thrives under the ludicrous assertion that we in this land of plenty do not have enough to welcome our neighbors who are desperately seeking sanctuary.

Let us end the reign of arrogance in our immigration policy

that thrives in the name of laws that existentially conflict with the founding values of our immigrant nation.

Let us end the reign of denigration that separates families and destroys lives

in the name of our one nation under God, which we hold to be indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

O God,

Bless us this 4th of July with a remembrance of our heritage.

Bless us with tears for a nation that has forgotten its immigrant roots.

Bless us with anger for national policies that tear at the soul of our humanity.

Bless us with discomfort for the normalizing of lies and unfathomable cruelty done in our name and on our behalf for far to many years.

Bless us with impatience for our blatant disregard of our promise to welcome the poor, tired, huddled masses who are yearning for the freedom that we often take for granted.

Bless us with the pain of our neighbors, that we might never forget who and whose we are.

And finally, gracious ever loving God

Bless us with hope,

that the human family to which we all belong might be welcome where ever peace and justice prevail.

We pray in the name of the one, holy, and living God. Amen

*Parts of the format are partially borrowed from a 2012 prayer by the late poet Wanda Coleman and the 2008 prayer offered by The Rt. Rev. Gene Robinson at the inauguration of Barak Obama:

 

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Holy Week Services

Every morning in Holy Week, Monday-Friday at 7:30am

Monday Evening at 7:30pm,

Contemplative Taize with Guided Meditation.

 

Tuesday Evening at 7:30pm
Taize Eucharist with Gospel and Breaking of Bread and our choir!

Wednesday Evening at 7:30pm

Candlelight Tenebrae Taize with Breaking of Bread

and Stripping of the Altar

 

Maundy Thursday evening at 7:30pm

At St. John’s, Newtonville
Maundy Thursday Holy Eucharist Gretchen will preach

 

Good Friday at 7:30pm

At Parish of St. Paul

Voices from the Foot of the Cross with our Newton Sister Parishes

A unique and powerful service!

 

Holy Saturday at 8:00pm

At Parish of St. Paul

Celebration of the Great Easter Vigil.  A Gorgeous ancient service of light

and singing and storytelling followed by a festive Easter Banquet!

 

Easter Sunday Morning
5:55am Sunrise Holy Eucharist followed by walking of the labyrinth.
10:30am Festive Service of Holy Communion.

Much Rejoicing followed by our annual Easter egg hunt and brunch!

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