Family, friends and residents of St. Luke Health Services gathered recently to take part in a bi-annual Memorial Service held in honor of recently deceased residents.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We invite our residents, family members and staff to join us in remembrance of those who have gone before us, and those we had the pleasure of knowing,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Social Services Director Mike DeCirce. Ã¢â‚¬Å“These residents and families put their trust in St. Luke and we feel it fitting to celebrate their lives and also share in their loss.Ã¢â‚¬Â
A ceremonial Ã¢â‚¬Å“Candle of LifeÃ¢â‚¬Â is lit during the ceremony representing deceased residents. Words of remembrance from family members and staff, song and prayer were all part of the meaningful experience. Contributing to the ceremony was Kathy Ziegler as soloist and song leader.