Remembering a time of terror, prayer and resolve;
Worship resources for the 10th anniversary of 9/11
July 25, 2011 – Rarely in human history have the events
of a single day so profoundly affected the lives of so many on this planet.
terror attacks of September 11, 2001 – starkly and universally abbreviated
as 9/11 – set in motion a worldwide chain reaction that has not ebbed in the
decade that has passed.
the tenth anniversary of 9/11 will be a time of deep spiritual reflection
for all who were touched by these events, the National Council of Churches has prepared
worship resources for pastors and churches to use or to modify as they are
these free resources, click on the blue boxes.
“For Christians in the U.S. and
around the world, this tenth anniversary will be a time of prayer and
remembrance for those who were lost, as well as a time for each of us to
seek to discern God’s will for ending the hatred and resentments that
spawned the violence,” said the Rev. Dr. Michael Kinnamon, NCC general
resources include a
liturgy prepared by the Rev. Dr. Eileen Lindner, pastor
of the Presbyterian Church at Tenafly, N.J., former NCC Deputy General
Secretary; and the Rev. Jon Brown, a Presbyterian minister and Pastor of Old
Bergen Church, Jersey City, N.J.
In addition, the Rev. Carolyn Winfrey Gillette, co-pastor with her husband
Bruce of Limestone Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, Del., has written a new
hymn for use in 9/11 services of remembrance.
Links to earlier NCC statements and resolutions on 9/11.
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