Special to Atmore News
On September 9, at 10 a.m., the Rev. Jeffrey A. Jencks will officiate at a Holy Eucharist “Blue Sunday” service for local area first responders.
On the Sunday closest to 9/11, the Episcopal families of St. Anna’s in Poarch and Trinity in Atmore combine to honor emergency personnel as well as City of Atmore and PCI Tribal officials.
This is the 12th annual Blue Sunday service to be held at Trinity Atmore. As always, the service will include a special Prayer of Thanksgiving for those who, on a regular basis, risk their safety and lives to protect Poarch and Atmore citizens.
First responders often put their own safety and lives at risk.
Trinity and St. Anna’s congregations are profoundly grateful for area fire fighters, police officers, Department of Public Safety officials, sheriff, and deputies, ambulance personnel, and others who give so freely of their life-saving expertise.
After the church service the combined congregations will co-host a luncheon for their honored guests in the parish hall adjacent to Trinity, which is located on the corner of South Trammel and East Church streets, directly behind Bondurant Hardware in Atmore.