24-hour prayer vigil/service on interfaith diversity and global reconciliation

Emmanuel Episcopal Church announces its 2nd Annual “24 Hour Prayer Vigil & Service on Interfaith Diversity & Global Reconciliation” on Nov. 14-15 at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Petoskey.

The 24-hour Prayer Vigil begins on November 14 at 7 p.m. and ends at 7 p.m. on November 15.

The Service on Interfaith Diversity & Global Reconciliation is on November 15, 2016 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with music and prayers for humanity presented in an informal non-denominational atmosphere.

All are welcome to stop in at Emmanuel during the 24-hour Prayer Vigil to pray quietly or to walk Emmanuel’s Prayer Labyrinth.

Organizers of the event believe the experience to share a quiet time praying for peace in our world alone or with a friend, family member or children during the middle of the night, in the early morning hours or to take time during the work day is a time to grow as a human being who cares for others in our community, as well as those across the world for those who have so little and are struggling to just survive.

At the end of the 24-Hour Prayer Vigil, there will be a Service on Interfaith Diversity & Global Reconciliation on November 15 at 7 p.m. for the Petoskey and neighboring communities.

Rt. Rev. Bishop Whayne Hougland, Episcopal Bishop of the Diocese of Western Michigan will speak on “Interfaith Diversity and Global Reconciliation” at the Interfaith Service.

Other distinguished guests to share prayers and readings include Pastor Sherry McGuffin, Cross of Christ Lutheran Church (Petoskey); Pastor Ryan Donahue, First Presbyterian Church (Petoskey); Pamela Ovfshinsky, Temple B’Nai Israel (Petoskey); Betty Palm, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Petoskey; Colleen Pattullo, Chapel of Our Guardian Angels (Petoskey); Pastor Greg Brown, Emmanuel Episcopal Church (Petoskey); and Dr. David Zehnder, DVM (Harbor Springs), who spoke at last year’s event and will give an update on the Syrian refugee crisis.