What a week we've had here at St John's!
Last night's Sandy Hook Promise Event was written up in today's Columbus Dispatch (read the full article here or see the Columbus Dispatch link here)
"Prior to Hockley speaking, the church held a Taizé contemplative worship service in which members lighted candles in remembrance of those lost in the Sandy Hook tragedy. I spoke of forgiveness and encouraged worshippers to share a word of comfort with Hockley.
"“I caught a glimpse of heaven when I met the Sandy Hook parents, With their tattered hearts and faithful witness, they’re showing us that even the worst evil in the world can be overcome by good.”
"The event was captured by a documentary film crew. Filmmaker Kim Snyder said she’s been following the Newtown community for the past 20 months for the film, which will air on PBS next year."
Articles, interviews and video clips were also shared through NPR, ABC-6, WBNS-10TV, WCHM, and other outlets.
This Sunday, at 4pm, St John's will welcome another nationally recognized event. Authors and trusted guides for LGBTQ youth, Dannielle Owens-Reid & Kristin Russo, will be on hand to discuss their book This is a book for Parents of Gay Kids. Copies of the book will be available the day of the event, which is free and open to the public.
The event will feature practical and supportive advice along with real-life stories of parents and children. For additional information please visitwww.theparentsproject.com.
Scripture readings for Sunday are Psalm 127 and Luke 22.1-4; The sermon title is The Widow's Might (see what she did there? The Widow only gave a mite, but her gift is actually mighty beyond measure!)
Blessings for our journey!