Vigil for Ukraine

Hello Trinity Friends
​I am sharing this message below from our friends at St. Andrew’s.  The area United Churches are assembling for a Vigil for Ukraine.  Please consider joining us this Friday at 7 pm at City Hall.  See the attached poster for more information.  

Dear Members and Friends of St. Andrew’s: Please consider joining with leaders and friends of our United Church congregations as we offer prayers for peace on Friday evening.  If you are not able to join the gathering, we invite you to join in spirit and to offer prayers for peace and for the Ukrainian people. 

You might offer this prayer posted on the United Church of Canada webpage, that originated from the Church of Scotland: 

Lord God, We ask you to hold the people of Ukraine deep in your heart.
Protect them, we pray; from violence,
from political gamesmanship,
from being used and abused.

Give, we pray, the nations of the world the courage
and the wisdom to stand up for justice
and the courage too, to dare to care―generously.
Lord, in your mercy, take from us all the tendencies in us
that seek to lord it over others:
take from us those traits that see us pursuing our own needs and wants
before those of others.

Teach us how to live in love and dignity and respect―following your example.
In your name and for your sake, 

Rev. Lillian Roberts
Transitional Supply Minister