World Day of Prayer – by Sandy McBride

In a gathering and tradition that is nearly 100 years old, our local churches will once again link hands around the world to celebrate World Day of Prayer on March 4 at 1 p.m. at the Stillwater United Church on North Hudson Avenue in the village.   The first World Day of Prayer service was held on January 9, 1920 in Canada, followed five weeks later by services held in the United States.  There are now 170 nations around the world that join in this moving ceremony that not only empowers women, but calls attention to the challenges, the problems and the trials they face every day.

Read the entire article in the 03-03 edition.

The Express Newspaper – March 3, 2016

St. Luke’s Prayer Shawl Ministry – by Sandy McBride

When Deacon Lynne Curtis of St. Luke’s on the Hill Episcopal Church came upon an article describing an interesting ministry several years ago, she thought she’d bring it to the attention of some of her parishioners and see if they agreed.  They did. Thus began what continues to grow in the local church today, the Prayer Shawl Ministry.

Read the entire article in the Oct. 1st issue.IMG_4177