Tree of Remembrance

“Once in Royal David’s city,
Stood a lowly cattle shed,
Where a mother laid her baby,
In a manger for his bed.”

That traditional image of peace and transformative power contrasts vividly with the all too often news in today’s headlines of gun violence destroying lives and families. The Living Without Fear Ministry of St. Margaret’s asks you to take a minute to remember all those impacted by gun violence-the students at Parkland, the dancers at the Borderline Bar & Grill, the despondent returning soldiers, those caught in the crossfire in our cities, grieving families, the lost loved ones in your hearts.

Today marks the sixth year anniversary of the Sandy Hook tragedy. St. Margaret’s is joining with gun violence prevention groups across the country remembering those students and teachers in special events throughout the month of December. On Sunday, December 16, we are asking you to wear orange or accept an orange ribbon on your way into church, and again this year, we invite you to write a message or a name on a care and place it on our Tree of Remembrance in the narthex, and to take one home for your tree as well.

Thank you for your support.