Bestowing blessings


Marc Lutz/Wrangell Sentinel

Pastor Sue Bahleda of the Island of Faith Lutheran Church and Lt. Rosie Tollerud (right) give the Blessing of the Fleet last Sunday at the Mariners' Memorial at Heritage Harbor. Girl Scouts presented the U.S. and Alaska flags, and music teacher Tasha Morse sang the Star Spangled Banner. "The blessings come not from us but the blessings are our collective wish for all of our fisher folk," Bahleda said. Tollerud began the prayer with, "Let us pour out prayer and blessing for our fleet. ... For fishing vessels, their captains and their crews, that they have an abundant harvest, weather the sto...

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