The Virginia Synod Office of the Bishop, the Germanna Conference, and the churches of the Charlottesville area invite you to join in prayer on Sunday, August 12, to mark the anniversary of the white supremacists' rally in Charlottesville last summer and to confess the work which still needs to be done to confront racism, white privilege, and white supremacy in our nation, in our communities, and in our church. May we join together as God's people as "we lift ev'ry voice and sing...till victory is won!"
Lift Every Voice and Sing
(ELW #841; Text: James W. Johnson, 1871-1938)
1 Lift ev'ry voice and sing till earth and heaven ring,
ring with the harmonies of liberty.
Let our rejoicing rise high as the list'ning skies,
let it resound loud as the rolling sea.
Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us;
sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us;
facing the rising sun of our new day begun,
let us march on till victory is won.