God comfort us in our grief, give us wisdom


heartbreakI have been in prayer since hearing about the shooting death of Philando Castile. Another officer involved shooting brings about a range of emotions, from shock, deep sadness and fear to confusion and anger. I have been praying for comfort for the family and friends of Philando and I have been praying for the police officer involved. The officer and his family are also experiencing deep pain.
I have also been praying for wisdom as a community, wisdom to work together, wisdom to be a part of the solution and not part of the problem.
Pastor Dan and I have been in conversation with many from the community. We are aware of the need for the community to come together to talk. After worship on Saturday July 9 and Sunday July 10, people can write notes to Philando’s family as well as notes of support for the St. Anthony Police Department and the officer involved. Pastors will facilitate a time to talk 6:30pm July 9 and 11:30am, July 10 in room 218, Nativity Lutheran Church 3312 Silver Lake Road.

Other Events:

Service of Prayer, Repentance, and Recommitment
Sunday, July 10 at 5:30 pm
St. Paul-Reformation Lutheran Church (100 Oxford St N, St Paul, MN 55104)
With Bishop Lull & Presiding Bishop Eaton
The service will conclude with a time of prayer at JJ Hill Montessori
Please note that this is a time & location change from the previously announced prayer service & walk