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Media Release: Episcopal, Lutheran clergy to visit and pray in four Hartford neighborhoods on Holy Tuesday March 31

Next Tuesday, March 31, more than 100 clergy from the Episcopal and ELCA Lutheran churches in Connecticut will visit four neighborhoods in Hartford, engaging in prayer and listening to people they meet talk about the needs of the city and their own hopes and dreams, as part of their annual renewal of ordination vows.

The sites include Capital Community College, Hartford Hospital, Hartford Public Library, and the Manna Feeding Program housed at Christ Church Cathedral. Organizers chose these to recognize them as places that care for, support, and empower people, making a positive impact on the city, and as a way of giving thanks for their good work.

“By visiting these places with our prayer and our presence we both affirm their work, and see possible partnerships and collaboration with those who are about the work of God’s mission, sharing God’s love,” said Bishop Laura J. Ahrens of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut, in a letter to clergy.

Bishops' Letter on Health and Wholeness

As your bishops, we are sending this letter to you as a partial response to the feelings many have expressed over the arrest in December of the Rt. Rev. Heather Cook, Bishop Suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland. This letter will not address her situation specifically but instead is intended to express our affirmation that if you have any questions about recovery from substance abuse and addiction, either your own or that of someone close to you, you are not alone. Help is available without judgment or condemnation and offered with love and support.