Monday, September 15, 2008

You can do something about it!

Watch the video clip that Serviam! posted, read this email from Rachael Jarvis, then stop worrying about the economy and sign up for the 3am hour of prayer.

Join St. Michael Church Oct. 3-4 to Pray to End Abortion
St. Michael Church has adopted a day in the 40 Days for Life prayer vigil in front of HealthPartners’ Regions Hospital in St. Paul. Please sign up to pray with us:
Friday, October 3, 12:00pm through October 4, 12:00pm.
We would like for people to sign up for two-hour shifts. We will pray the entire rosary the first hour, and have silent prayer the second hour. If you would be willing to lead the rosary please leave a note by your name when you sign up. If you are unable to sign up for a two-hour shift, you are free to join us whenever you like for as long as you like. To sign up contact: Rachael Jarvis, rachaelmarie@tds.net.
All participants are asked to sign a statement of peace. You are welcome to bring signs, however we ask that no one bring negative signs or graphic signs out of respect for families with children coming and going from the hospital. Pro-Life Action Ministries will have signs available for us to use during part of the prayer vigil.
We encourage car-pooling, as parking on the street is very limited around Regions Hospital. There is a hospital-parking ramp, for a fee. If you park in the ramp, drop of your signs with a friend at the vigil sight instead of carrying them through the hospital ramp as it is private property.
Everyone is encouraged to pray and fast the entire 40 days, whether or not you join the vigil. If you would like to pray at the vigil sight but are unable to join St. Michael Church on Oct 3-4, or if you would like to pray more, contact Pro-life Action Ministries.

More on the 40 Days for Life
This fall, from September 24 – November 2 of 2008, our community will be uniting with dozens of other cities across America – and around the world – for the largest and longest coordinated pro-life mobilization in history – the 40 Days for Life campaign. People of faith are praying that this effort will mark the beginning of the end of abortion.
40 Days for Life is a focused pro-life campaign that has generated measurable lifesaving results in more than 130 cities where it has been implemented. Some locations have reported as much as a 28% drop in local abortion numbers and hundreds of new people getting involved in local lifesaving ministry efforts. The 40 Days for Life campaign is made up of three key components:
· Prayer and Fasting: inviting people of faith throughout our metro area to join together for 40 days of fervent prayer and fasting for an end to abortion, at HealthPartners’ Regions Hospital, Saint Paul, MN abortion clinic.
· Peaceful Vigil: standing for life through a 40-day peaceful public witness outside HealthPartners’ Regions Hospital which houses a late-term abortion clinic- abortions up to 20 weeks.
· Community Outreach: taking a positive, upbeat pro-life message to every corner of our metro area through media efforts, church presentations, petition drives, and public visibility.
Learn how you can “speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves” in the Twin Cities by contacting Brian Walker at 651-771-1500 or by visiting: www.40daysforlife.com/twincites

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