From the Rev. Dr. Brian K. Wilbert, Christ Church, Oberlin

I write with the tragic news that Robert Caudill, the boyfriend of our Community Meals Cook, Erika Mincey and the father of their two small boys (ages 5 and 6) was murdered on Monday evening during a robbery in Lorain Ohio.

Funeral arrangements are pending but we are going to reach out to Erika to help with various expenses at this time. If you would like to make a donation please make checks out to Christ Church and memo them Discretionary Fund-Mincey, and mail to 162 S Main St, Oberlin, OH 44074.

Above all please keep Erika and her boys and Robert's family in your prayers as we pray for peace in this broken world.

Loving God, have mercy on those who mourn for Robert slaughtered by the violence of our fallen world.  Be with us as we struggle with the mysteries of life and and death; that through the darkness of the night we may seek and do what is right, and when morning comes trust ourselves to your cleansing justice and new life. This we ask in your most holy name. Amen.