Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Ash Wednesday in Cormorant

Cormorant is about 80 kilometers from The Pas and is one of our smaller, struggling faith communities. As I would be going to Cumberland House on the winter road for the first Sunday of Lent, I responded to an invitation from the folks in Cormorant to go there for Ash Wednesday. Pictured are some of the folks who gathered.

What I love about Cormorant is the music ministry and quite loud singing. The folks here love to sing and after the Ash Wednesday celebration, they brought in some guitars and had a hymn-fest. Here Agnes, Magdaleine, Marie and Margaret provide the instrumentation and lead the singing.

The church in Cormorant is relatively new and well kept up. They are asking for training for lay presiders; are trying to form a parish pastoral council, and have already hosted a 12 Step Workshop. They are trying hard so please keep them in your prayers.

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