School prayer

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For those who might have been pass­ing by on Route 211, that was a prayer group that had gath­ered on the green in front of St. Peter Catholic Church Tues­day morn­ing to “Pray for Our Schools.” The group that in­cluded min­is­ters, par­ents, and con­cerned cit­i­zens, was or­ga­nized by the Rap­pa­han­nock Clergy As­so­ci­a­tion as a way of ex­press­ing com­mu­nity ap­pre­ci­a­tion and sup­port for all those in our schools.

“Both in­di­vid­ual and uni­son prayers called down bless­ings upon teach­ers and all those who have re­spon­si­bil­ity for the care nur­ture, safety and se­cu­rity of stu­dents. Peo­ple called out names of in­di­vid­ual teach­ers, coaches, lead­ers, cafe­te­ria work­ers, cus­to­di­ans, ad­min­is­tra­tors, and es­pe­cially our new schools su­per­in­ten­dent,” says Rev. Russ Sav­age of the Uni­tar­ian Univer­sal­ists of the Blue Ridge in Sper­ryville.

“Prayers were lifted up for stu­dents from kinder­garten through se­nior high, with many names be­ing called out. Spe­cial prayers were of­fered for those in kinder­garten, who are just be­gin­ning their ed­u­ca­tional jour­ney, and for high school se­niors, who will soon face go­ing out into the world on their own.”

Spe­cial note was made that the prayers were not just for our pub­lic schools, but for all the schools in the county, in­clud­ing Wakefield Coun­try Day, Hearth­stone, Child Care and Learn­ing Cen­ter, and all those who en­gage in home­school­ing.

BY PHYL­LIS SMITH

The Pray for Our Schools gath­er­ing on Tues­day in­cluded left to right Rev. Russ Sav­age, Rev. Gary Aichele, Dab­ney Kirch­man, Wendy Aichele, Mimi Forbes.

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