Perkins Remembers Victims of Tragedy in Orlando with Service of Lament and Prayer


Perkins School of Theology and the SMU Office of the Chaplain and Religious Life co-hosted a Service of Lament and Prayer in Response to the Tragedy in Orlando on June 15 in Perkins Chapel.

Leading the service were Rev. Dr. Mark Stamm, Professor of Christian Worship at Perkins, and Rev. Dr. Stephen Rankin, Chaplain and Minister to the University at SMU.

Read the Prayers of the People that were delivered during Wednesday's service.

Members of the Perkins, SMU and surrounding communities attended the Service of Lament and Prayer in Response to the Tragedy in Orlando.
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"In Silence We Wait" was the opening chant during the Service of Lament and Prayer in Response to the Tragedy in Orlando.
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Val Erwin, program advisor of the SMU Women and LGBT Center, served as a lector at the Service of Lament and Prayer in Response to the Tragedy in Orlando.
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Members of the Perkins, SMU and surrounding communities attended the Service of Lament and Prayer in Response to the Tragedy in Orlando.
Photo credit: Hillsman Jackson


Members of the Perkins, SMU and surrounding communities attended the Service of Lament and Prayer in Response to the Tragedy in Orlando.
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Rev. Cheryl Walenta Gorvie, Pastor of Bethany Lutheran Church in Dallas, served as a lector at the Service of Lament and Prayer in Response to the Tragedy in Orlando.
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From left: Dr. Mark Stamm, Professor of Christian Worsip at Perkins School of Theology; Tracy Anne Allred, Director of Student Services at Perkins; and Christian Watkins, Master of Divinity student at Perkins, delivered the intercessions at the Service of Lament and Prayer in Response to the Tragedy in Orlando.
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Joshua Zentner-Barrett, a second-year student in the Master of Sacred Music program, served as the organist and pianist during the Service of Lament and Prayer in Response to the Tragedy in Orlando.
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Joshua Zentner-Barrett, a second-year student in the Master of Sacred Music program, served as the organist and pianist during the Service of Lament and Prayer in Response to the Tragedy in Orlando.
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Dr. Evelyn Parker, the Susanna Wesley Centennial Professor of Practical Theology and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Perkins School of Theology, served as a lector during the Service of Lament and Prayer in Response to the Tragedy in Orlando.
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