St. John’s Episcopal celebrating summer solstice with community prayer service

St. John’s Episcopal Church of Logan will hold a Community Prayer Service on Tuesday, June 21 at 7 p.m. That day is the summer solstice and church officials say it is an especially fitting time for prayer. Solstice is derived from two Latin words sol, meaning sun, and sistere, meaning to cause to stand still. As the summer solstice approaches, the noonday sun rises higher and higher in the sky on each successive day. On the day of the solstice it rises an imperceptible amount compared to the day before. In this sense, it “stands still.”The public is invited to join in a prayer for people who are seeking employment in a troubled economy, for people facing parenting challenges, for those working to salvage broken relationships, for people affected by poor physical or mental health, those grieving the loss of a loved one, and for people searching for purpose and meaning in life, also for those seeking forgiveness.

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