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Nov 27, 2014  |  Vote 0    0

Ministerial Association continues to pray for graduates

St. Marys Journal Argus

Dear Editor,

We are writing to you as members of the St Marys and Area Ministerial Association. As an association we have been honored to participate in the convocation ceremonies at St Marys DCVI. We have always opened the ceremony with prayer inviting God’s presence into that most significant moment and a blessing upon the graduating students as they step into uncertain futures in a difficult world. This year, we were informed that due to the Board’s policy prayer would no longer be welcomed at this ceremony.

We are writing to you for three reasons. First, to inform the community of St Marys that this is the reason we will no longer be participating in this capacity. Secondly, to communicate to our young graduates the assurance that we will continue to remember and lift them in prayer. And finally, we would invite people of faith everywhere to join us in this commitment to pray for our young adults. Daily, economic, political and health uncertainties plague our headlines creating a sense of fear and hopelessness — it is vitally important that future generations are not left to feel that they face these realities alone.

Please join us in praying for God’s strength, love and wisdom to guide their future.

Thank You,

Rev. Gwen Ament

St Marys Presbyterian Church

(Ministerial Chair)

Rev. Margaret Smart-Wheaton

First Baptist Church

(Ministerial Secretary)

Pastor Dawn & Geoff Butt

Salvation Army

Rev. Doug Loucks

St Marys United Church

Pastor Jackie Sheridan

Union Church

Pastor Jim Williams

Living Rock Church

Fr. Philip Joseph

Holy Name of Mary Parish

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