Here is a rundown of the multi-denominational vigil service including speakers.
Scripture: Psalm 46 — Rabbi Shaul Praver, Rabbi, Congregational Adath Israel
Prayer: For Those We lost — The Rev Mel Kawakami, senior minister Newtown United Methodist Church.
Scripture, Psalm 23, Spoken together in various translations — The Rev Kathleen E. Adams-Shepard, Rector, Trinity Episcopal Church.
Prayer: For the Children — The Rev Jim Solomon, Pastor, New Hope Community Church.
Reading of the Koran and Prayer — Jason Graves and Muadh Bhavnagarwala, Al Hedaya Islamic Center.
Prayer: Emergency responders — the Rev Jane Sibley, Minister of Visitation and Spiritual Growth, Newtown United Methodist Church.
Reading/Prayer from the Baha’i Tradition, Dr John Woodall, leader, Baha’i Faith Community.
Prayer: For Councilors, Clergy and Caregivers — The Rev Leo McIlrath, Ecumenical Chaplain, Lutheran Home of Southbury.
Scripture; Romans 8 — The Rev Pastor Jack Tanner, Minister, Elder, Newtown Christian Church.
First Selectwoman Patricia Llodra
Governor Dannel P. Malloy
President Barack Obama
Prayer: For Our Community — The Rev Monsignor Robert Weiss, Pastor, St Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church.
Blessing/Sending: The Rev Rob Mossis, Vicar, Christ the King Lutheran Church
Closing Music: Ms Fiona Smith Sutherland, Music Minister, Trinity Episcopal Church
Pool Report #10
Deep female sobs were heard from several sections of the audience, as the president started to read the names of the teachers who were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary school.
People are watching the president’s speech quietly and intently, the eyes of some people are glistening with tears in the television lights.
There was laughter as the president spoke about how the children in the school were “dutifully following instructions as young children sometimes do” and again when Obama talked about how one small child said, it was okay because he knew karate.
The president is speaking without a teleprompter and he carried his remarks in his dark folder.
In front of his podium are lighted candles in tumblers representing the victims.
Earlier, at moments of deep silence during the service, the hush was broken by the cries of several small children and babies, getting restless in the audience.
Pool Report #11
There were more sobs and sniffs and people brought to tears as the president solemnly read the names of all the children that were killed in the school tragedy.
At the end of his speech, people stood and applauded loudly, and the president stood at the side of the stage and several times waved his hand.
Then he exited alone from the back of the stage. Motorcade is now moving back to AF1
Outside the school, the pool saw a crowd of people, wrapped in blankets and holding candles, as they listened to coverage of the service on a speaker.