Fondly do we hope, fervently do we pray, that the scourge of war may speedily pass away. With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow and for his orphans, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and a lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations. (Abraham Lincoln, Second Inaugural Address)
The Congregational Life Committee at PCPC is once again sponsoring a practice some of our members and community friends have shared in and enjoyed in the northeast. The Session has approved a reading on Wed., July 4th, at 9am in the church Sanctuary, of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution Preamble and the Bill of Rights. These great American documents will be read aloud, with volunteer readers taking different parts. A patriotic hymn will be sung, a prayer offered for the nation, and the church bell will ring out freedom at the end with volunteer readers & ringers.
The entire community is invited. Refreshments will be available afterwards in the church courtyard. Come and share with us as we start the 4th of July with the reading of these national treasures.
If you would like to volunteer to read a paragraph from any of the documents, please email John DeBevoise at firstname.lastname@example.org requesting an assignment. If you have a specific paragraph you would like to read, please mention that in your email. If you would like to volunteer to make muffins or cookies for the refreshments please share that information as well.