Greetings, families and friends of All Saints,
Even as we are still in Eastertide, we have been reminded several times in the last two weeks that we still live in dangerous times. As such, I’d like to share excerpts of a Litany in the Wake of a Mass Shooting from “Bishops Against Gun Violence”, as shared by Bishop Doug Sparks of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana.
Let us pray…
God of peace, we remember all those who have died in incidents of mass gun violence in this nation’s public and private places…
Eleven dead in Sacramento, California; Ten dead at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York; Twenty-one dead at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.
Give to the departed eternal rest.
Let light perpetual shine upon them …
For survivors of gun violence. Grant them comfort and healing. Hear us, Lord.
For those who have lost loved ones to gun violence. Grant them peace. Hear us, Lord.
For those first responders who care for victims of gun violence. Protect and strengthen them. Hear us, Lord.
Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
FAMILY FUN NIGHTS: TONIGHT, we are continuing our Family Fun Nights for the month of May. Future dates: July 6 & 20 and August 10 & 24 (taking June off for Summer Camp).
TONIGHT, May 25: Camp Night – We will meet from 6:30-8:00pm in Kemper Hall. Please wear masks and bring your own water bottle – snacks will be provided. Prayer, fellowship, crafts, and more – open to all ages.
SUMMER CAMP CAMPER REGISTRATION is still open, and we have suspended late fees through Memorial Day weekend! Head to diofdl.org/camp. Anyone needing scholarship assistance should contact either Fr. Christopher or our parish treasurer, Tina Wilfer.
CAMP 2022 Dates: All sessions will be held at Waypost Camp in Hatley, WI.
Senior (completed grades 9-12): June 12-18, 2022
Middler (completed grades 6-8): June 19-23, 2022
Junior (completed grades 2-5): June 19-23, 2022
Kinder Camp (ages 4-7 & adult): June 23-25, 2022
CAMP MAIL: Want to send your camper(s) and/or staffer(s) some snail mail at camp?
Episcopal Diocesan Summer Camp
c/o Waypost Camp
210608 Crooked Lake Dr.
Hatley, WI 54440