Dear sisters and brothers of the Lutheran Church of the Ascension.
Grace to you and peace, from God our Creator, and our Savior Jesus Christ.
ELCA Presiding Bishop Eaton delivered a powerful and truthful message to
the church and world regarding the mass shooting in the night club in
Orlando Florida. Because that club, "The Pulse", is known as a gay
nightclub, the shootings seem to be both an act of terror and a twisted act
of hate. Let us pray for the families and friends of the dead and wounded,
and for the city of Orlanda, and indeed for these United States of America.
Please, read Bishop Eaton's message and pray in the wisdom of Psalm 10:
"O Lord, you will hear the desire of the meek; you will strengthen their
heart, you will incline your ear to do justice for the orphan and the
oppressed, so that those from earth may strike terror no more."
Presiding Bishop Messages and Statements