In Great Bend, Kansas, we will have a prayer service at the Dominican Sisters of Peace convent on September 21st. This is co-sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Peace and Heartland Center for Spirituality. I have attached a copy of the service which I prepared. This service will be used by the entire Dominican Sisters of Peace congregation which has 6 convents (in Columbus, OH; Akron, OH; New Orleans, LA; Oxford, MI; St. Catharine, KY, and Great Bend, KS) and individual Sisters scattered in ministry settings around the United States and some overseas. We will be inviting the ecumenical community to join us at the convent, but probably will not have a separate service for the ecumenical community due to some transitions in our staffing situation. The responsive prayer that is included in the attached service is a slightly adapted version of what I prepared at On Earth Peace’s request for the Peace Day (link here). This version is geared to weave in the identity line of the Dominican Sisters of Peace – “Preach Peace. Build Peace. Be Peace.” In Great Bend I have been asked to preach for this service, while Sisters will provide leadership for other parts of the service.
Connie R. Burkholder
Heartland Center for Spirituality/Dominican Sisters of Peace
Before anything else, beyond everything else, God loves us extravagantly, ridiculously, without limits or conditions…just as we are. – Roberta Bondi