The Rev. Father Max Wolf of All Saints’/St. George’s Episcopal Parish begins the Blessing Ceremony with a reading of scripture.
May 27, 2018
The Rev. Father Max Wolf walks around the building with incense, blessing the building.
The Rev. Father Max Wolf follows up the incense with holy water, paying close attention to the cornerstones of the former church.
Local resident Mable Granke bows her head during the recitation of the “Lord’s Prayer.”
The Rev. Father Max Wolf held communion at the end of the ceremony. Father Wolf hands out the bread to board member Darlene Ford.
The Rev. Father Max Wolf stands next to a tree that will be planted in his honor with a plaque.
The Immanuel Shelter board members gather at the front doors of the former church. Shown are (l-r) Dina Hollingsworth, board vice president; Meghan Foxx, intern; Janet Idema, board president; Father Max Wolf, board member; and Darlene Ford, board treasurer.
Immanuel Shelter had its future home blessed May 19 by the Rev. Father Max Wolf, rector of the ll Saints’/St. George’s Episcopal Parish. Board members and concerned residents showed up to participate in the ceremony.