Tuesday, April 20, 2021

St. George's Episcopal Church: Prayer service tonight following the verdict in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd -- Tuesday, 04-20-2021

From: St. George's DC <revjenkins@stgeorgesdc.org>
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 5:02 PM
Subject:  Join us for Prayer tonight at 6:30


St. George's Episcopal Church




Prayer Service Tonight


It was just announced that the jury has reached a verdict in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd. As the verdict will be read late this afternoon, the Diocese (hosted by St. Margaret's and Epiphany) will plan to gather via Zoom for an evening prayer service to pray together as a diocese at 6:30 p.m. Eastern, regardless of the outcome.




Dear Friends of the Diocese of Washington, 

The nation and the world are waiting in anticipation of the outcome of the trial against Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of Mr. George Floyd.  


As we wait, St. John’s, Lafayette Square, is planning an ongoing ministry presence to take place in front of the church, to hold a safe space for prayer, meditation and conversation. The rector of St. John’s, the Rev. Rob Fisher has initiated this plan, and the Reverends Savannah Ponder and Will Morris, associates at St. John’s, are working out the details now. Clergy and lay prayer leaders who would like to participate, including those of other denominations and faiths, are being invited to fill out this form. St. John’s hope to create a rota of people to be present, which will include multi-denominational and interfaith leaders.


At this time, there are many things we do not know. As the situation develops, the team at St John’s will reach out to you, once the precise needs/times are known.


In addition, the Rev. Glenna Huber, rector of Epiphany Church, DC, and the Rev. Richard Weinberg, rector of St. Margaret’s, DC, are planning an online vigil at 6.30 p.m. tonight.


May we gather, in person or online, to pray for the healing of our nation, for justice and for peace.  




Bishop Mariann





Online Resources:


Diocese of Washington: Diocese of Washington resource hub 


Bishop Curry: Weekly meditation series - Habits of Grace



Yours in Christ,


The Rev. Marilyn Jenkins


St. Georges DC



Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give you what the world gives you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid. John 14:27


Wishing you the peace of God during this time of anxiety. -- The Rev. Jenkins



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