I’ve been trying to start a Chicago Tuesdays for the last two weeks, but that just never got off the ground. Hopefully, this can be a regular or semi-regular feature next week. But for now, I thought I’d share this prayer vigil announcement for anyone who lives in the Shakespeare District or around here in Chicago. We (including my church, Urban Vineyard) are participating this Thursday evening, and if you live nearby, I ask you to consider showing up as well:
VIGIL AND SPECIAL WORSHIP SERVICE
“Prayer Vigil for Peace to Stop the Violence in Our Community”
Churches and Houses of Worship that partner with the 14th District Police Department invite neighbors from the 14th District and beyond to attend a Vigil and Special Worship Service to Seek God for the Peace of our Community.
Our theme verse is Jeremiah 29:7 “Seek the peace of the city; Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.”
We will also be offering prayers for the families who have been hurt by violence this year.
Neighborhood young people will be leading us in songs, skits, and prayers.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
6:30p.m. Meet at the corner of Division St. & Spaulding Ave. for walking procession
7:00p.m. Worship Service at Church of God 3301 W. Lemoyne (773) 235-2958
WHO: 26th Ward Alderman Maldonado, 14th District Chicago Police Commander J. Escalante, Ten CommunityChurches and 100 community residents
Participating churches: Abrego del Altisimo, Armitage Baptist Church, Church of God, Humboldt Park Ministerial Association, Iglesia Mision de Valle, La Capilla de Barrio, Episcopal Church de Nuestra Senora de las Americas, Salvation and Deliverance, Vineyard Christian Fellowship, Iglesia de Agape.
For more information contact: Officer Iraida Torres, 14th District CAPS Officer 312-744 -1261,