Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina

A message from Bishop Waldo on Sutherland Springs

November 6, 2017

Dear People of God,

Once again, senseless gun violence has burst upon innocent men, women and children; this time in the tiny Texas community of Sutherland Springs. I ask your prayers for the shattered families of the victims and for a town that can hardly imagine how it will recover. The murdered worshipers at First Baptist Church there were our brothers and sisters in baptism, and heirs in Christ's eternal reign. Pray with me for the repose of their souls, and for courage and hope in the midst of dark despair for the survivors. Pray with me for first responders who must now deal with images that will assault their spirits.

And pray for peace. Pray that the way of Christ will be known and made known.

Blessings and grace to each and every one of you.

In the name of Jesus,

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Andrew Waldo
Eighth Bishop
Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina

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