Thanksgiving prayer service: Club, class contributions help student body celebrate in gratitude

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The Marian student body and staff gathered for a Thanksgiving Prayer Service on Nov. 22. The event was centered on gratitude, and President Mary Higgins made an introduction highlighting the importance of being grateful for everything that blesses the Marian community.

Many moving parts made the service a success, including contributions from  several clubs and classes. As students walked in, they admired the paper flower art pieces made by the Art Club.

Art Club meets every other Wednesday, but in order to get the Thanksgiving flowers done, they came in every Wednesday. “We like to do new, unique and seasonal projects. The flowers were a fall theme for the Thanksgiving Prayer Service and we plan on trying a Christmas project. We experiment with things from mixing medias to sketches to painting and origami,” sophomore Ashley Straub said.

The music was provided by various clubs and classes of Marian. Worship Choir and Select Women’s Choir led the service in prayer, and the Orchestra prepared and performed “In the Bleak Midwinter” by Gustav Holst.

Marian’s Mime Troupe stole the show with a rendition of the Parable of the Prodigal Son, narrated by Mrs. Michelle Delisi, while the Decade Darlings wrote and recited a prayer poem with special guest Sr. Lucille Beaulieu. The service ended with a slideshow of the year thus far created from photos from journalism students and Ms. Maggie Hinrichs, Digital Media Director. Seniors Sarah McMeen and Kaitlyn Baysa compiled the slideshow that featured each class song.

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Flourishing through Thanksgiving Many clubs contributed to the Thanksgiving Prayer Service on Nov. 22. Students admired this art piece made by members of the Art Club. Their masterpiece was displayed in the Quad in the following days. carmenmiller

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Just miming around Jolie Peal ’19, Carolyn Griffin ’19,  Olivia and Leah Ramaekers ’19, Eleanor Ricketts ’19, Meredith Zielie ’17, Brigid Elbert ’17 and Roseclaire VandeVegt ’19 break out some dance moves as they mime to the story of the Prodigal Son. The group practiced on Mondays for two weeks to prepare for their performance. ellierommelfanger

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Thankful voices Lexi Riley ’17, Jessica Hudson ’17, Davine Francis ’18, Tori Dunston ’17 and Diana Elizalde ’18 prepare to sing in the Worship Choir at the Nov. 22 Prayer Service. Photo courtesy of Julia Crump.

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Peace be with you The junior class exchanges hugs during the sign of peace. This is one of the more beloved traditions at Marian Masses and prayer services, and it highlights the gratitude students have for thier fellow classmates. ellierommelfanger

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