Community church service planned for Sunday in Hesston

The Hesston Ministerial Alliance is hosting a community church service at 6 p.m. Sunday in the Hesston High School gymnasium, 200 N. Ridge.

The service, called “The Harvey County Community Service of Lament and Hope,” comes after four people, including a gunman, were killed Thursday in Hesston.

The service is being coordinated with Excel Industries, said John C. Murray, pastor of Hesston Mennonite Church. The gunman was an employee who shot at people in vehicles on the road from Newton to Hesston before coming to the plant and shooting more. He was then shot by police.

“This gathering is for us as a community to share our pain and sorrow, to support one another on our journey from grief and fear to mercy and hope,” Murray said.

Kelsey Ryan: 316-269-6752, @kelsey_ryan