A worship service for those affected by sexual assault will be held Thursday, October 4 at 7:00 p.m. at All Saints’ Episcopal Church.
The Service of Lament and Remembrance will “offer a shared space for those who have been particularly affected in a personal way by the events of the last week in Washington during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing,” said All Saints’ Rector, the Rev. Dr. Simon Mainwaring (MAN-er-ING).
“If you or others you know would find solace and comfort from being part of such a worship service, you and they would be warmly welcome,” Mainwaring said. Let us all continue to pray for one another and for all who have suffered harm at the hands of others, and may we know the God of grace at work among us.” All are welcome at the service regardless of belief.
All Saints’ Associate Rector, the Rev. Kim Jackson is working with clergy at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church which is co-sponsoring the Thursday service to provide ongoing support to those who have been victims of sexual abuse and violence, Mainwaring said.
“We recognize that these are pain-filled memories that we are seeking to tend to, yet we believe that as a community that knows how to love one another well we can draw strength from one another,” Mainwaring said. “We are also identifying additional resources in the city should people need assistance in finding the right kind of support for them to have.”
Childcare during the service will be available. Please contact Kathy Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org before Wednesday at noon to reserve space.