Congregations Remember 9-11

Congregations Remember 9-11

by Caitlin Gutenberger, Communications Coordinator

Many congregations in our diocese have planned to remember the 10-year anniversary of September 11. Some of these events are listed below:

~ Alex Aprea, member Troop #802, sponsored by St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Carmichael, will be completing his Eagle Scout Project of erecting a memorial at Cesar Chavez park with a piece of steel beam from the ruins of the twin towers on Sunday, September 11. The Rev. Canon Mary Hauck, Rector of St. Michael's, will be speaking at this event along with local leaders of Jewish, Muslim, Mormon and Buddhist faith traditions. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg will also be speaking. This memorial service is from 2 pm - 3 pm at Cesar Chavez Plaza, located on the corner of 10th and I Streets in downtown Sacramento. Click here for a map.

~ St. John's, Roseville will fly flags and read the over 3000 names of those who were lost in the 9/11 tragedy. A special memorial flag, made by Betty Burdett of Sun City, Roseville will be hung in the narthex of St. John's on September 2 and will be available for public viewing from 9 am - 4 pm. The 9/11 remembrance will begin at 12pm on Sunday, September 11 at St. John's, Roseville and will include prayers, hymns, readings, along with the recitation of the names of those lost. Call Joanne Jones for additional information: (916) 408-3955.

~ St. Paul's, Benicia is having a special service of reconciliation and peace beginning at 8:47 am on September 11, which is when the tragedy began. Church bells in Benicia will ring over 3000 times to commemorate each of the lives lost.

~ The Rev. Canon Stephen Brannon of Sonoma preaches at St. John’s, Lakeport on Sunday, September 11 at 10 am in a special service commemorating the 9-11 tragedy. Parishioners will honor the 343 firefighters who perished in the line of duty in New York that fateful day, and express appreciation for firefighters currently serving in Lake County. Uniformed firefighters, including volunteers, and their families and friends are invited to attend Holy Eucharist and a potluck meal in Carey Hall immediately afterward. The church bell will ring at the conclusion of the service as part of the commemoration.

~ Grace, St. Helena is holding a special service on Sunday, September 11 at 5 pm: "Remembering - A Service of Prayer and Hope." This service will remember those who died, comfort the grieving, give thanks for those who responded and offer up a communal prayer for lasting peace. They will be joined by members of St. Helena Catholic Church, First Presbyterian Church, and both the St. Helena Fire and Police Departments.

Is your congregation planning an event to remember 9/11? Please tell us about it below, or email us: communications@norcalepiscopal.org.

5 comments (Add your own)

1. The Very Rev. Jeff Frost wrote:
All Saints' in Redding will be using the worship booklet, 9 Days of Prayer, to help the members of our congregation to prepare for a special liturgy of reconciliation and healing on 9/11 at both our 8am and 10am services.

Tue, August 30, 2011 @ 4:57 PM

2. Deborah Smith wrote:
St. John's Lakeport is planning a special service commemorating the 9-11 tragedy. Parishioners will honor the 343 firefighters who perished in the line of duty in New York that fateful day, and express appreciation for firefighters currently serving in Lake County. Rescue and service dogs are also included in the service.
Uniformed firefighters, including volunteers, and their families and friends are invited to attend Holy Eucharist and a potluck meal in Carey Hall immediately afterward.
The church bell will ring at the conclusion of the service as part of the commemoration.

Wed, August 31, 2011 @ 7:22 AM

3. The Rev. Bill Adams wrote:
At Holy Trinity, Ukiah, will have a Memorial Service of Hope and Resurrection at the 10 a.m. service of Holy Eucharist which will begin with the Opening Sentences on Page 491 of the Book of Common Prayer. Our opening Collect was written specifically for the commemoration of the events of 9/11. We will also use very approriate verses from Psalm 27 as our appointed Psalm for the day and we will be including a "Litany of Remembrance" in the place of our Regular Prayers of the People. The bell will be rung at the end of each versicle of the Litany with a period of silence. Services such as these provide the Pastoral Care dimension of liturgy. This service will not only honor and remember those who lost their lives, but those who stepped up and met the challenge with love and compassion and those who will meet all of the challenges in days ahead.

Thu, September 1, 2011 @ 3:22 PM

4. Phil Reinheimer wrote:
St. John's, Marysville is celebrating a "Mass for America" at the 9 a.m. service this Sunday. The service will include the Litany for National Life as well as theme music by our arganist, Dave Harris.

Tue, September 6, 2011 @ 4:44 PM

5. Lucretia Jevne wrote:
St. Luke's, Calistoga's 10:00 a.m. service will be a service of remembrance, healing and hope: hope for reconcilliaton and hope for peace. We will toll our bell, light candles for peace and use a Litany of Remembrance and hymns and prayers for peace. The Eucharist, as always, will celebrate the reconciling act of Jesus Christ for the whole world.

Tue, September 6, 2011 @ 5:13 PM

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