Prayers for Peace continue in January
St. Luke’s invites its members and friends to join our Mourning Into Unity Peace Vigils on Mondays at 6 p.m. on Zoom.
For several months, St. Luke's has been hosting weekly vigils as a response to the unvoiced grief from COVID-19 and other losses endured during the pandemic and the divisiveness in our country. The vigils are led by diverse faith leaders, civic leaders, healthcare workers, and public safety officers.
“You can’t mourn COVID without mourning a lot of other viruses in our country—divisiveness, polarization, racism, violence, inequity in health care, and so many others,” says the Rev. Ed Bacon, interim rector of St. Luke’s, who saw the first vigils as an opportunity to invite the community to consider mourning as a spiritual discipline. “Jesus suggests mourning as a discipline. ‘Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted.’”