Our Response to 4-15-13 Boston Marathon Bombings:
Liturgy, Media Coverage and Photos
Our hearts and prayers go out to our beloved city of Boston, in the light of the bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
Click here for article and photos on Marathon Interfaith Vigil at Arlington Street Church 4/16/13.
Video clip of candles here.
Litany of Rising, written by Prof. Shelly Rambo for worship on 4-21-13
Sermon by Rev. Rob Mark, "Together, Breathe in Peace" part of service 4-21-13
Combined Worship Service Bulletin with Old South Church on 4-21-13
A short clip from NPR words from Rev. Rob Mark, 4-16-13
Coverage from Boston Globe on Combined Service on 4-21-13
Video clip of Combined Service on 4-21-13, Go to 1:38 (1 minute and 35 seconds) into video to see segment about the combined service
Video clip 2 of Combined Service on 4-21-13, Go to 0:35 (35 seconds) into video to see segment about the combined service
Clip on Blessing at Boylston and Berkeley on 4-21-13
From Chicago Tribune about Blessing 4-21-13
Ongoing Gun Violence in our Beloved City
Click here for Boston Globe link.
And see this video clip Boston Herald
Prayers for Boston:
In the light of the Marathon bombings and the ongoing gun violence that continues to plague our city, we join our voices in mourning, solidarity and prayer. In addition to our shocked silence, we fall back on these old prayers that so many traditions know:
Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this day, and give your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend the sick, O Christ; give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the joyous; and all for love's sake. Amen.
Guide us waking, O Lord, and guard us sleeping; that awake we may watch with Christ, and asleep we may rest in peace.
And we give thanks for the loving support of so many at this difficult time. Others who send these prayers (click on): the Presbyterian Church (USA), the United Church of Christ Mass Conference, and the Mass. Council of Churches, just to name a few.