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Pastor Ryan Stout of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in New York Mills is preparing to hold a Halloween church service at the Greenwood Cemetery this Saturday night. Pastor Stout, wearing a cassock and holding an incense burner called a thurible, says Saturday night's service in the graveyard celebrates the Christian traditions of Halloween.

Christian Halloween: Pastor to hold traditional service in NY Mills graveyard

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Church tradition and customs of the Middle Ages are not lost to Pastor Ryan Stout and his congregation at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in New York Mills.

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Along with the candy and trick-or-treating, Halloween is often thought of in today's society as a scary night of ghouls, goblins, death, and often evil.

Not so, says Pastor Stout, who plans to hold a non-traditional church service Halloween night in the cemetery.

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