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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Peace vigils held at St. Peter’s all next week

Recognizing the need for societal reflection after numerous killings of civilians and police officers, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 103rd Street, held peace vigils this week and will continue the attempt to heal and reflect next week.

St. Peter’s Pastor Gregg Knepp said the half hour service begins at 10 a.m. next Monday to Friday.

“As a result of the recent tragedies between the killings of the Dallas police officers, and also the African-American motorists by police, we wanted to do something that called attention to our need for reconciliation in the world,” he said.

“The church, I think, has a role to play in bringing together people in such a way that we can talk together and pray together and discuss issues of common concern.”

Historically, Knepp said the church has held vigils to bring attention to societal concerns.

“Thinking about how we as Christians, what’s our responsibility in all of this,” he said. “The reality is there’s a lot of division in our country today.”


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