As we observe Lent, we would invite individuals and congregations throughout the Diocese to join us in a 12-hour Day of Prayer on Friday, March 9, from 9:00 AM-9:00 PM. Four congregations will be serving as host sites:
- Church of the Ascension, Bradford (26 Chautauqua Place, 16701)
- Holy Trinity, Brookville (62 Pickering Street, 15825)
- St. Mark’s, Erie (4701 Old French Road, 16509)
- St. John’s, Sharon (226 West State Street, 16146)
All host sites will have their sanctuary open throughout the day for prayer, and will join the Diocese in times of common prayer. In addition, each site may offer additional scheduled or on-going prayer including Stations of the Cross, healing prayer, a labyrinth, community prayerwalks, The Great Litany, or centering prayer. The schedule (which could be updated with additional events) is as follows:
9:00 AM All Host Sites and Trinity Memorial, Warren*: Morning Prayer (Psalm 88, Genesis 47:1-26, 1 Cor. 9:16-27)
11:00 AM St. John’s: The Great Litany
12:00 noon All Host Sites and Trinity Memorial, Warren: Noonday Prayer
12:05 PM St. John’s: Stations of the Cross
2:00 PM St. John’s: Centering Prayer
5:00 PM St. Mark’s and Trinity Memorial, Warren: Stations of the Cross
5:15 PM All Host Sites: Evening Prayer (Psalms 91-92, Mark 6:47-56)
5:15 PM Holy Trinity: Taize Evening Prayer
7:00 PM St. John’s: Eucharist
8:15 PM Holy Trinity: Contemplative Compline
8:30 PM St John’s, St. Mark’s, Ascension, & Trinity Memorial, Warren: Compline
During this day of prayer, we especially ask prayers for discernment in the Northwestern Pennsylvania-Western New York collaboration, for the mission and ministry of our diocese, for increased evangelism throughout our region, and for the needs of our local congregations.
Individuals and congregations are encouraged to participate by joining a neighboring host site for as much of the day as you are able or by joining in the common times of prayer from your own congregations or homes.
For more information, please contact Canon Vanessa Butler (814.456.4203) or the Rev. Adam Trambley (724.347.4501).
Trinity Memorial, Warren (444 Pennsylvania Ave. West, 16365)