Residents Invited to Interfaith Candlelight Prayer Service Feb 24 for Community Healing, Fellowship Four Months After MP Shooting Tragedy

Press Release, Interfaith Candlelight Prayer Service

MARYSVILLE – Participants in the Interfaith Candlelight Prayer Service extend a warm invitation to all Marysville and Tulalip residents for a time of silence, prayer, encouraging words and fellowship after the tragic shooting that occurred at Marysville Pilchuck High School last october.

The prayer service is scheduled for Tuesday, February 24 Marysville Pilchuck High School Auditorium, 5611 108th Street Northeast Marysville, WA 98270. We will begin with a candlelight prayer service at 7:00 p.m. and reception at 8:15 p.m.

Participants leading the prayer service represent many traditions in and around Tulalip and Marysville including Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, Jewish, Sikh, Baha’i, and Unitarian traditions, says Rev. Terry Kyllo with St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Marysville. Kyllo is organizing the service with Father Pat Twohy who has served among the people in Tulalip and Marysville for many years.

“While our traditions have similarities and differences, we all share a common humanity and together create one community,” says Kyllo. “We all share hurts from our pasts and hope that our community may have a bright future.”

Leaders of these various traditions will lead the prayers. A variety of leaders in the Marysville and Tulalip communities will also share brief words of hope at this point in our journey toward healing, Kyllo says.

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