Church of the Heavenly Rest will hold a Prayer Service for Reconciliation tonight at 6:30 pm in the Church, with musical prelude starting at 6:15. All are invited.
We are leading the service with Park Avenue Synagogue and Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove will preach. Musical leadership will be provided by Rachel Brock, cantor, Ruth Cunningham, voice and harp, and Mollie Nichols.
There will be candle lighting, scriptures common to both traditions, prayers, songs, and contemplative quiet.
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.
O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.