St. Mark Episcopal Church, 4701 Old French Road, is hosting a public prayer service for dislocated workers and their families on Sunday, Nov. 29 at 4 p.m.
The service will be conducted by the Rev. Dr. Donald Baxter, St. Mark’s vicar.
Benedictine Sister Joan Chittister, an internationally known author and lecturer on issues related to justice and peace, will deliver a reflection at the service.
Baxter noted the recent announcement that Erie’s General Electric plant will cut 1,500 jobs plus news of other recent layoffs in the Erie area make it necessary to bring people together for prayer.
“Workers and their families are hurting and looking at uncertain futures. We want to provide them a place to gather for prayer and support. By putting the Gospel of Jesus Christ into action, we trust the service will bring them a measure of healing and hope,” he said.
The Rev. Baxter said Sister Joan will provide a needed perspective for those who have lost their livelihood or are facing a loss of employment.
The service will include music, Scripture readings, reflection and prayers for healing.
All are invited to attend.
For more information, call 868-9704 or contact Craig Dressler, St. Mark’s Associate for Parish Life, at firstname.lastname@example.org.