Saturday, November 15, 2008

Prayers for Our Moderator

The Moderator of the Presbyterian Church, Bruce Reyes-Chow, posted this on his blog yesterday:

With a heavy heart, I ask for prayers this evening for a family who's very being has forever been changed.

As some of you may have heard, earlier this evening there was a shooting in the South Bay. One of the people killed was my brother-in-law, Brian Pugh. Needless to say, we are all in shock and in deep deep sadness for his wife and two young children. You can read more here but details are still being discovered and the accused, as of this moment, has not been apprehended.

Please feel free to leave comments and prayers for his wife, two small children and the families of the other victims if you wish. There is a time and place to discuss the complexities of such situations, but that time is now not. I will be extra-vigilant about deleting comments that might at all be unhelpful for the family at this time. If you want to debate issues around any of this, there is plenty of chatter on news sites.

I will update later once we know more.

God's peace and understanding be with us all.

I have written about Bruce here.... He is a powerful and visionary leader for the PC(USA) at this time. Prayers are asked for him and his family.

4 comments:

Gannet Girl said...

Some days it is all just too hard.

Prayers for all his devastated family.

Songbird said...

Oh, how awful!

Choralgirl said...

Prayers underway, C.

Jane R said...

Oh, how terribly sad. I will bring this to our prayers at St. Mary's House tomorrow.