Topeka, KS, June 18, 2015:
The issue of violence has become a drastic stain within our community. It is during these impious times the church must come forward to make a stand and to say yes to life, for our Savior in the Gospel recorded by John states,The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. (John 10:10 NIV)
Therefore, the AME Churches of Topeka: St. John and St. Mark’s will hold a prayer vigil Friday, June 19 at 6:00 PM at St. John AME Church, 701 SW Topeka Blvd. in Topeka.
We are standing in solidarity with our brothers and sisters of Mother Emanuel AME Church and the Charleston, SC community at large to pray for healing, comfort and justice in response to this tragedy.
6:00 PM – Prayer Vigil Begins
- Pastor Gordon Glenn and Pastor Shirley Heermance – Statements of Introduction and Purpose (5 mins.)
- Prayers by various members of the community
- Closing Statements