Community gathers for post-tornado prayer service (video)

About 50 people gathered, reflected, gave thanks and prayed together at a post-tornado community service at St. Catherine Episcopal in Nehalem, Oct. 21.

In addition to St. Catherine’s, three other churches helped host the service including Calvary Bible Church, Covenant Community Church and Nehalem Bay United Methodist Church.

Manzanita City Councilman Mike Scott addressed the audience. Erik and Emily Dante, of Calvary Bible, and Dorene Dunlap, of St. Catherine’s, provided music.

A twister tore through Manzanita Oct. 14, damaging 128 structures and destroying one-third of the city’s trees. There were no reported injuries or deaths.

St. Catherine’s Rev. Ann Fontaine said over $1,500 was colleted for the community’s tornado fund.

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