By: Shelley Bortz/KDKA-TV
EVANS CITY, Pa. (KDKA) – A local church opened its doors to the congregation on Sunday evening to offer their prayers for Ukraine.
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Four different faith communities came together under one roof at St. Peter’s Church in Evans City to show their support.
Church members turned to their pastor and asked, “What can we do to help the people of Ukraine?”
His answer was to pray.
“There is not much we can do for Ukraine, but pray that everyone will feel that that is what we must do,” Ruthie Pickett said.
Since Russia’s attack on Ukraine, people everywhere have felt helpless and insecure.
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Watching from the other side of the world as the people of Ukraine senselessly lose loved ones, they knew they had to do something.
“Was in people’s hearts so much that it was clear we had to do something to respond and show that we cared,” said Pastor Brandon James.
Dozens of people from all denominations came together and turned to God for help.
“It is a community effort to pray for what is happening in a country that has been hit suddenly and it is very devastating to see how these people are suffering, how they are suffering, especially the children,” said Kathy Morgan.
All money raised during the service goes directly to Lutheran Disaster Response to help those in need.
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“They are currently working in the areas around Ukraine and in countries that are hosting them and will be hosting refugees to ensure that those who have had to flee Ukraine are cared for,” Pastor James said.
https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2022/03/27/multiple-denominations-come-together-in-pittsburgh-to-pray-for-ukraine/ Multiple denominations gather in Pittsburgh to pray for Ukraine – CBS Pittsburgh