SHEBOYGAN — Members of Sheboygan Falls churches will gather for the annual Holy Week Ecumenical Prayer Breakfast. This year, the service and the speakers will focus on compassionate ministry to victims of sex trafficking.
The prayer service and breakfast will take place on Tuesday, April 11th beginning at 9 AM at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, located at 104 Elm Street in Sheboygan Falls. The church’s rector, the Rev. Dr. John Throop, will be joined by the Rev. Susan Gaull, pastor of Faith United Methodist Church, and Nancy Simenz, minister of spiritual formation at St. Peter’s, in leading the prayer service. The minister of music at St. Peter’s, Margaret Brack, will provide leadership in hymns and service music. Dr. Throop will offer a meditation on humility and servanthood in Christian life.
Members of St. Peter’s Church, together with members from Faith United Methodist Church and Falls Community Church, will provide a light breakfast. The meal will be in the Fellowship Hall, which is accessible to all persons. A freewill offering will be received.
Courtney Jacobson and Charlie Weiley, board members of the nonprofit organization Freedom Cry will speak on the group’s outreach and support ministry to victims of sex trafficking. According to law enforcement statistics, Sheboygan County is second only to Racine County in the state of Wisconsin handing incidents of prostitution. Freedom Cry describes itself as “a passionate group of concerned citizens desiring to stop human trafficking and help those affected by it in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin. We work in partnership with our community and others to break the cycle of human trafficking through prevention and support resources.”
People attending the Ecumenical Prayer Breakfast will learn more about how this ministry seeks to transform the lives of women who seek freedom from this bondage, how they can discover a sense of identity, and how God can heal them from the scars of a way of life they never freely chose. The public is welcome to the service and breakfast. For more information about the Ecumenical Prayer Breakfast, visit www.stpetersfalls.org or call the church at (920) 467-6639.