Prayer for the Paris and Muslim Communities

Compassionate and life-giving God, we are horrified at the violence in Paris.  Hold back the hands that kill and maim; turn around the hearts that hate.  Grant instead your strong Spirit of Peace – peace that passes our understanding but changes lives.  May Bishop Pierre Whalen, and all our brothers and sisters in the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe, know and feel your presence among them.

We join in prayer today with our Muslim brothers and sisters, particularly our friends at the Institute of Islamic and Turkish Studies here in Cary, who have condemned the actions in Paris and called on faith communities to join In prayer that we all may continue forward in the ways of God’s justice, love, and peace.  We pray this through Jesus Christ, your son and our Lord.  Amen.

Prayer composed by The Rev.  George Adamik

Changes at the NC Diocese

NC Diocesan House has announced staff changes. The Rev. Canon Michael Buerkel Hunn will leave the diocese to serve on the staff of The Episcopal Church and to Join Bishop Michael Curry when he becomes Presiding Bishop. Catherine Massey will become Canon for Transition and Pastoral Care. Margo Acomb, executive assistant to the bishop, has announced her retirement, and the diocese welcomes Elizabeth Dawkins to succeed Margo Acomb. Click here for details.