Weekly News Roundup! – Friday April 19, 2013

On Fridays, I post some of the more interesting articles I’ve come across throughout the week to highlight what’s happening in the church, in the world of religion, sports, and in culture in general.

US – Boston:  Police were still focusing on a small section of Boston in their hunt for the second Boston Marathon bomber continued following a chaotic night of mayhem night that saw a police officer and one of the suspects killed.  Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/04/19/police-go-door-to-door-in-hunt-for-boston-bombing-suspect/#ixzz2QwI8Je00

Bishop Roger Ames: Pastoral Response to Boston Marathon Bombings: 

My Dear Sisters and Brothers,  Christ is Risen! Alleluia! He is Risen Indeed, Alleluia!

 We find ourselves in the midst of of our 50 day celebration of the great and glorious Easter season. The reality of resurrection permeates us all with hope and new life. In the midst of this joyous season, we were struck today with the tragic news of the bombings in Boston. It is hard to wrap our minds around such senseless violence against innocent people. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those who have died, the injured, and their families. I ask that each parish include the victims of these bombings in the Prayers of the People this Sunday during the celebrations of the Holy Eucharist.  Read more…  http://anglicandiocesegrlakes.org

 

Sports:  Boston hangs together as demonstrated at the Bruins game! – yet another reason why the Sherman family loves hockey!  Hockey fans are the best!

Pastor Saaed update:  (BP) Iranian officials have pressured imprisoned pastorSaeed Abedini to renounce his faith in Jesus even as they have stepped up their physical abuse and psychological torture of him, including taking him to a hospital but denying him medical treatment, according to recent reports.    http://blog.christianitytoday.com/ctliveblog/archives/2013/04/save-saeed-abedini-letter-from-iran-prison.html

Song of the Week:  

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