Ministerial association to continue prayer campaign

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 22, 2006

After a hugely successful campaign last year, the Greenville Ministerial Association (GMA) is bringing back the prayer signs in 2006.

Signs saying, &uot;This House is Praying for our Community&uot; will once again be placed in the front of local yards and businesses, kicking off March 1 and continuing through Easter.

&uot;We had a tremendous response to this last year, we and look forward to another season of encouraging prayer for our community and country,&uot; Father Fred Lindstrom, president of the GMA., said.

Signs are available for $3 from First United Methodist Church in Greenville and

prayer booklets are available for $3 from First Baptist Church in Greenville.

&uot;You should get your booklets and sign early. Those who kept their signs from last year need not buy new ones this year,&uot; Lindstrom said.

The traditional series of Noon Day Prayer and Sermon services begin on March 1st at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 210 Church Street. With the exception of Ash Wednesday and Holy Week, a soup and sandwich lunch will be served in the parish hall following the service. The officiant for the services is Rev. Lindstrom. The preachers for the series are the Revs. Chris Eckert, March 1; Carolyn Griffin, March 8; Steve Hines, March 15; Wallace Newton, March 22; Tommie Means, March 29; Jim Helms, April 5; Lane Simmons, April 12 and Allen Stephenson on Good Friday, April 14.

On Good Friday the service will feature the dramatic reading of the Passion Gospel.

For more information, contact The Rev. Fred Lindstrom, President, 382-8914.