UMC in Boston to host prayer service

Rev. LaTrelle Miller Easterling

All local United Methodist runners in yesterday’s Boston Marathon are accounted for and fine, according to the Rev. LaTrelle Miller Easterling, superintendent of the Metro Boston Hope District, after two bombs exploded yesterday near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing 3 and injuring 140. 

A prayer service is planned for seven tonight EST at Old West Church, United Methodist in Boston, with Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar planning to be in attendance.   Ms. Easterling’s husband, the Rev. Marion Easterling, Jr., is senior pastor of Old West.

The Easterlings report they’ve been receiving encouragement from United Methodist pastors around the U.S. “That’s the beauty of the connection,” she said. “We really do support each other in times of tragedy.” 

“As we face another tragedy in the City of Boston, may we pray for the families of those who have lost their lives, and everyone affected by this horrific situation,” Bishop Devadhar said yesterday in  a statement.

 

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Mary Jacobs

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