Sunday, June 19 Father’s Day (in the USA and other parts of the world)  

Wait for the Lord Juneteenth (in the USA) 

Isaiah 49:18-23 Remembering the Emanuel Martyrs and Survivors 

Kings shall be your foster fathers, and their queens your nursing mothers. With their faces to the ground they shall bow down to you, and lick the dust of your feet. Then you will know that I am the LORD; those who wait for me shall not be put to shame. Isaiah 49:23 NRSV 

Wait for the Lord. Wait with power. Wait knowing that help is on the way.  

Pray for the survivors and the family members of those murdered at Mother Emanuel AME Church; Charleston, SC, USA, on June 17, 2015, as well as for an end to hate crimes and gun violence. 

International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict:  https://www.un.org/en/observances/end-sexual-violence-in-conflict-day