Will You Be a Candle in the Darkness?

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Just as a single person with a candle can light up a room, a hundred people can light up a community, and thousands upon thousands of candles can light up the world. What if we were that candle, that light that shines? Can we bring love, light and peace to a dark and chaotic world?

Each year on September 21, the World Council of Churches calls churches and parishes to observe the International Day of Prayer for Peace. This is also the United Nations-sponsored International Day of Peace. Established in 1981 by unanimous resolution, “Peace Day” provides a globally shared day for all humanity to commit to peace above all differences and to contribute to building a culture of peace. The theme for 2017 is Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All.

Once again we at St. Luke’s wish to add our hearts, our voices and our prayers to the call for peace by offering a Taizé service on Thursday, September 21 at 7:00 p.m. It is our vision to invite clergy, musicians and members of other area congregations to participate and join us in a service of worship and solidarity, of love and light.

We welcome your participation and invite you to join us for a discussion and planning meeting on Sunday, July 9 at 11:00 a.m. in the Library. Together we can help bring light and peace to our world.

Peace to you,
Fr. Abshire +

P.S. If you cannot make the meeting on July 9, but are interested in participating, please contact Fr. Greg.