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Family & Friends Gather at St. Luke for a Memorial Service

Pictured is St. Luke Health Service Director Theresa Pratt reading a passage as part of a Memorial Service held recently at St. Luke in honor of those residents who recently passed away.
Pictured is St. Luke Health Service Director Theresa Pratt reading a passage as part of a Memorial Service held recently at St. Luke in honor of those residents who recently passed away.

OSWEGO – 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.

“We invite our residents, family members and staff to join us in remembrance of those who have gone before us, those we had the pleasure of serving and getting to know,” said Social Services Director Theresa Pratt. “Residents and families put their trust in St. Luke and we think it fitting to celebrate their lives and also to share in the feeling of loss families may be experiencing.”

A ceremonial “Memory Candle” was 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. Rev. Robert Stephenson, Director of Pastoral Care for St. Luke led the ceremony; Kathy Ziegler was the featured soloist and song leader.