Thanks for well done article

How pleasing it was to read Chris Winters’ feature article about the World Day of Prayer in Saturday’s Herald! It reminded me of the coverage by The Herald of the South Snohomish County service held at Edmonds United Methodist Church back in 2011, which even included pictures of some of the women participants. I have treasured that coverage and each year as women from the South County churches plan the annual prayer service, I pass that article with its pictures around the table!

A unique experience happened this year for us. The planning included the participation of members of St. Mary’s Coptic Orthodox Church (Lynnwood) who took reading parts in the service and provided refreshments for the group of around 60 participants following the service. Since the service featured Egypt, it was greatly enhanced by those St. Mary’s members who are Egyptians!

Thank you for providing a concise, informative background review of the history of World Day of Prayer as well as a preview of the service content and its purpose. Well done! How I wish we had contacted you sooner so that our very unique service could have been highlighted for the many readers of The Herald!

Louise O. Baker

Coordinator for World Day of Prayer,

South Snohomish County


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