Tonight’s vigil in Newtown, Connecticut

Subject: Pool Report #9


Here is a rundown of the multi-denominational vigil service including speakers.



Gathering and Welcome by Rev Matthew Crebbin, senior minister, Newtown Congregational Church, UCC

Scripture: Psalm 46 -- Rabbi Shaul Praver, Rabbi, Congregational Adath Israel

Prayer: For Those We lost -- The Rev Mel Kawakami, senior minister Newtown United Methodist Church.

Scripture, Psalm 23, Spoken together in various translations -- The Rev Kathleen E. Adams-Shepard, Rector, Trinity Episcopal Church.

Prayer: For the Children -- The Rev Jim Solomon, Pastor, New Hope Community Church.


Reading of the Koran and Prayer -- Jason Graves and Muadh Bhavnagarwala, Al Hedaya Islamic Center.

Prayer: Emergency responders -- the Rev Jane Sibley, Minister of Visitation and Spiritual Growth, Newtown United Methodist Church.

Reading/Prayer from the Baha'i Tradition, Dr John Woodall, leader, Baha'i Faith Community.

Prayer: For Councilors, Clergy and Caregivers -- The Rev Leo McIlrath, Ecumenical Chaplain, Lutheran Home of Southbury.

Scripture; Romans 8 -- The Rev Pastor Jack Tanner, Minister, Elder, Newtown Christian Church.

Remarks

First Selectwoman Patricia Llodra

Governor Dannel P. Malloy

President Barack Obama

Prayer: For Our Community -- The Rev Monsignor Robert Weiss, Pastor, St Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church.

Blessing/Sending: The Rev Rob Mossis, Vicar, Christ the King Lutheran Church

Closing Music: Ms Fiona Smith Sutherland, Music Minister, Trinity Episcopal Church.




Stephen Collinson
AFP White House Correspondents
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