As Christ Church became the community host site for the National Day of Prayer last year, we are once again offering a brief ceremony of prayer and thanksgiving on the Great Lawn of the parish on Thursday, May 5th at Noon.
This is the Day's 60th anniversary, by the way, as it was first officially recognized by then-President John F. Kennedy. Should anyone try to convince you that this is some exercise in ideology by a bunch of fire-breathing conservatives, I would highlight that this year's honorary chairman is President Barack Obama and the co-chairman is Governor Jerry Brown of California. Only someone demented would consider either a "righty" [or JFK, for that matter].
What we practice is beyond political ideology, anyway. Besides familiar features such as the Pledge of Allegiance and the Lord's Prayer, we will also hear a selection of scripture readings taken from the inaugurations of former US presidents.
So, please join us on Thursday at Noon on the lawn. If it's raining, we'll be in the church, naturally.