Service to send love, prayers to NZ
THE tragedy of the New Zealand earthquake has resonated deeply with Tweed residents.
In a show of support and faith, a prayer service will be held at All Saints’ Anglican Church in Murwillumbah at 6pm on Tuesday. The date falls one week after the earthquake hit Christchurch, and the service is an initiative of a combined group of churches.
All Saints’ Anglican Church Reverend Colin Tett said it would be a chance for Tweed residents of any denomination to come together.
“All members of the community are most welcome, Christian or not,” he said.
“There will be an opportunity for sharing and special prayer for relatives and friends, and if people would like to bring candles, flowers or other signs of hope or sorrow or love and support, there will be a time where they may be placed and blessed.
“This is a chance for all people to get together and offer their prayers to the people of Christchurch.”
The official death toll from Tuesday’s 6.3-magnitude quake rose to 113 yesterday morning.
With more than 228 people still missing, the death toll is expected to rise sharply in the coming days.
The Murwillumbah prayer service will be an ecumenical community-based event.
The death toll from the quake is at least 113