September 11, 2001

For most, we each remember where we were when we heard the confusing, horrific news, how a blue sky day turned grey with disbelief and our attention was consumed by the unimaginable scenes on the screen.  This Saturday marks the 20th Anniversary of this national and international tragedy that both brought us together and changed ‘normal’ in our country and around the world. We remember and honor the lives lost, the heroes, the survivors, those who are still victims of the residual wounds and hatred.  

There are many opportunities to join others virtually and in person to prayerfully remember. Three of those are listed here for your consideration:

https://www.episdionc.org/blog/liturgical-resources-for-marking-the-20th-anniversary-of-911/

https://www.911memorial.org/connect/commemoration/20th-anniversary-commemoration

https://chapel.duke.edu/commemorating-911-through-memory-and-hope


For personal/family reflection:

O Day of Peace that Dimly Shines arr. by Jantz A. Black from Beckenhorst Press 

O day of peace that dimly shinesUntitled design 82
Through all our hopes and prayers and dreams
Guide us to justice, truth and love
Delivered from our selfish schemes

May swords of hate fall from our hands
Our hearts from envy find release
Till by God's grace our warring world
Shall see Christ promised reign of peace

Then shall the wolf dwell with the lamb
Nor shall the fierce devour the small
As beasts and cattle calmly graze
A little child shall lead them all

Then enemies shall learn to love
All creatures find their true accord
The hope of peace shall be fulfilled
For all the earth shall know the Lord

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