LCMS pastor scheduled to participate in interfaith service tonight

(( Editors: We have re-posted this article since the apology has been issued ))

An LCMS pastor is scheduled to participate in an interfaith service tonight in Newtown, Connecticut. The Rev. Rob Morris, pastor of Christ the King-Newtown, is listed as giving the blessing at the end of the service. The service is being televised nationally right now on several news outlets (e.g., MSNBC). Below is the lineup for the service as published in the New York Times today. Note that Morris’s last name is misspelled as “Mossis,” and that he is no longer the vicar but the pastor:

Program of Interfaith Service at Newtown H.S.

*Welcome by Matthew Crebbin, senior minister of the Newtown Congregational Church.

*Psalm 46 by Rabbi Shaul Praver of Congregation Adath Israel.

*Prayer for those we lost by Rev. Mel Kawakami, senior minister of Newtown United Methodist.

*Psalm 23 by the Rev. Kathleen E. Adams-Shepard, rector of Trinity Episcopal.

*Prayer for the children by the Rev. Jim Solomon, pastor of the New Hope Community Church.

*Reading of the Koran and a prayer by Jason Graves and Muadh Bhavnagarwala of the Al Hedaya Islamic Center.

*Prayers for the emergency responders by the Rev. Jane Sibley, minister at Newtown United Methodist.

*Reading and a prayer from the Baha’i tradition by Dr. John Woodall, leader of Baha’i Faith Community.

*Prayer for counselors and caregivers by the Rev. Leo McIlrath, chaplain at the Lutheran Home of Southbury.

*Scripture: Romans 8 by the Rev. Pastor Jack Tanner, minister and elder of the Newtown Christian Church.

*First Selectwoman Patricia Llodra

*Conn. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy

*President Barack Obama

*Prayer for our community by the Rev. Msgr Robert Weiss, pastor of St. Rose of Lima Church.

*Blessing by the Rev. Rob Mossis, vicar of Christ the King Lutheran Church

*Closing music by Fiona Smith Sutherland.


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