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Sanford Health hosts "Holding the Light" community candlelight vigil

5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22


November 18, 2021

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Sanford Health spiritual care services invites community members to the Sanford Bemidji Medical Center for the “Holding the Light” candlelight vigil on Monday, Nov. 22.

“This pandemic has been hard for all of us, especially for those in health care,” shared Theresa Gehrke-Herwynen, chaplain for the Bemidji region of Sanford Health. “As we head into this winter and continue through this current wave, we wanted to invite community members to join us for a candlelight vigil and silent prayers in support of our area’s health caregivers during this difficult time, patients who are battling COVID-19 and remember the 66 members of our community we have lost to COVID-19.”

Anyone is welcome to join the outdoor vigil on the east side of the Sanford Bemidji Medical Center at 5 p.m. on November 22. Masks are required. Attendees are asked to bring candles (electronic or wax) and a way to light them, if they would like to use candles during the vigil.


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