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MAY 26, 2024

Trinity Sunday

10 AM Worship

4-week series

The Lord's Prayer

Luke 11:2-4

God loves us relentlessly. When we pray, we are pushing against an open door because, in a sense, we are already inside, members of the holy family ourselves, brothers and sisters of the Son, with the same Spirit, the same love. 

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Monday is Memorial Day

Honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.

Each year on Memorial Day a national moment of remembrance takes place at 3:00 p.m. local time.

Use Memorial Day to pause and remember the men and women who paid the price of our freedom, who served our nation and are no longer with us, and then go on about enjoying those freedoms.

Americans also observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries and memorials. Some people wear a red poppy in remembrance of those fallen in war—a tradition that began with a World War I poem.

One of the earliest commemorations was organized by recently freed African Americans.

As the Civil War neared its end, thousands of Union soldiers, held as prisoners of war, were herded into a series of hastily assembled camps in Charleston, South Carolina. Conditions at one camp, a former racetrack near the city’s Citadel, were so bad that more than 250 prisoners died from disease or exposure, and were buried in a mass grave behind the track’s grandstand. 

Three weeks after the Confederate surrender, an unusual procession entered the former camp: On May 1, 1865, more than 1,000 people recently freed from enslavement, accompanied by regiments of the U.S. Colored Troops (including the Massachusetts 54th Infantry) and a handful of white Charlestonians, gathered in the camp to consecrate a new, proper burial site for the Union dead. The group sang hymns, gave readings and distributed flowers around the cemetery, which they dedicated to the “Martyrs of the Race Course.” (https://www.history.com/news/8-things-you-may-not-know-about-memorial-day)