St. Paul’s United Church erects prayer wall at start of Holy Week

Karen Tyrer (left), who, with her husband Brent Tyrer, built the prayer wall and Sue Butson (right), Past Chair, Church Council, who brought the idea forward to the church for its consideration.
St. Paul’s United Church is inviting all members of the community to tie a ribbon to its prayer wall, which was recently erected on the front lawn of the church at
123 Main Street East.
“This year’s Lenten journey is taking us through the lightness and darkness of rapidly changing times,” says Sue Butson, Past Chair, Church Council, St. Paul’s United Church. “We’re feeling lighter because of the lifting of pandemic restrictions. Yet, we’re feeling the shadows of war in Ukraine and remembering the ongoing wars in the Middle East and Africa.”
“As Canadians we have the opportunity to live a life of freedom – freedom of choice, freedom of voice.  These ribbons represent our voice to the people of Ukraine and all other nations, First Nations, individuals experiencing conflict. Let’s show the world that hope does prevail over despair,” she adds.
Miltonians are invited to spend a reflective moment at the prayer wall as a gesture towards world peace and healing.
St. Paul’s United Church erects prayer wall at start of Holy Week. Photo by Mike Miller