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U2Charist in Portland, OR, this weekend!


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Hope some of you can make it. Wait until you hear the opening of Where The Streets Have No Name on the largest Rosales pipe organ on the West Coast. It's an original liturgy using imagery and words from U2 and MLK. For instance, here's the Lord's Prayer:


Heavenly Father, heavenly Mother,

Your name is the sweetest thing. It is sacred.

We pray for your beautiful days of peace to come,

We pray that your goodwill be done,

Let heaven and earth coexist.

Give us this day the bread we need,

Give it to those who have none.

Let forgiveness flow like a river between us,

From each one to each one, we get to carry each other.

Lead us to holy innocence

Beyond the evil of our days, running from the darkness in the night —

Come swiftly Mother, Father, come.

Lift my days, light up my nights

Only love can leave such a mark.

For yours is the power and the glory and the mercy:

Until the end of the world and beyond, when hope and peace will rhyme.



Saturday 6 p.m. 1/22/11 Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland, Oregon


TimeSaturday, January 22 · 6:00pm

LocationTrinity Episcopal Cathedral 117 NW 19th Ave

Portland, OR



In honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., join Trinity for a U2charist on the Saturday after MLK Day to help fight hunger in our community.


Set to the music of the Irish rock band U2, which has written several popular songs about the fallen civil rights leader, the alternative liturgy will feature Trinity's multi-generational Alt.Liturgies Band, as well as the words of MLK and a multimedia tribute.


The free will offering will benefit Trinity's Hunger Ministries, which fed nearly 20,000 people last year. The need has never been greater.


"Why should there be hunger and privation in any land, in any city, at any table when man has the resources and the scientific know-how to provide all mankind with the basic necessities of life?" -- MLK, 1964 Nobel Lecture

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