The Des Moines Faith Committee for Peace will be holding a Service on the Feast of the Holy Innocents at 7 p.m. on Sunday, December 27, 2020. The theme for the service will be “Weeping for our Children”. We will raise our prayers to stop violence against innocent children caused by wars and conflict around the world. This service is co-sponsored by the Plymouth Peace Committee. The service will be online via Zoom and the information to connect to the Zoom meeting can be found at the bottom of this article.
The service has its roots in the Christmas story recounted in the Book of Matthew, 2:16-18. Herod was infuriated, and ordered the killing of innocent children in and around Bethlehem. Rachel wept for her children and refused to be consoled, because they were no more. The service will emphasize deeply that all children need peace with justice. This will be a moving service of music, scripture, reflections, and prayer. We will remember the holy innocents of Bethlehem, ask for God’s mercy upon innocent victims everywhere, call upon God’s great might to frustrate the designs of evil, and pray for the coming of justice, love and peace on earth.
Topic: Holy Innocents Service
Time: Dec 27, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86226185742?pwd=KzBVdTc1RTR4S3A0NmYvekRFNG1VUT09
Meeting ID: 862 2618 5742
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