Faith community holds prayer and service day for 9/11 anniversary

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KBTX) – The congregations of Treehouse Lutheran Campus Ministry at Texas A&M and Blinn College, Peace Lutheran Church and Our Savior’s Lutheran Church of BCS gathered Sunday morning to honor first responders on the occasion of the 21st anniversary of September 11 attacks on America.

The group held a praise and worship service at Veterans Park and Athletic Complex in College Station.

The three congregations took a moment to pray and observe a moment of silence for the 412 first responders who made the ultimate sacrifice on September 11, 2001.

After the service, the group shared music and food in the park, followed by an afternoon of service that included delivering lunch to first responders at six fire stations and one police station. They also collected items for Twin City Mission and set up school supply kits for over 250 children.

Church members prepare lunch for first responders(KBTX)

The event took place on the National Service Day of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Church leaders say the purpose of the day is to share the importance of caring for one another.

“It’s good to give back to the community,” said Pastor Jerry Wirtley of Treehouse Ministries. “It’s good to thank our first responders. It’s good to recognize those people who do things that most of us wouldn’t do, to walk into buildings and save people, to be there to help those in need.

Barry F. Howard