Jul 28, 2014

Church Bell to Toll for Newtown Victims

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church has expanded Sunday's annual Blue Christmas service.

Church Bell to Toll for Newtown Victims

A bell at Westborough's Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will toll 28 times at 3 p.m. this Sunday in memory of the .

The tribute, including prayers and candle lighting, will be part of Good Shepherd's annual Blue Christmas service, which "gives permission for people who need to mourn during a time when our world wants everyone to be happy," church officials said today in a press release.

Good Shepherd has expanded the service in response to the tragedy, church officials said.

The church has set aside 2:30 to 3 p.m. for individual prayer.

Good Shepherd is the second Westborough church to publicly invite community members to pray for the Newtown victims.

The First United Methodist Church held a prayer gathering last Friday night.

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