Two largely attended church services were held this week in the village. On Thursday evening a capacity crowd attended the service of communion and Deconsecration of St. John’s Anglican Church. The very emotional service was conducted by the Right Rev. Risylla Shaw, Bishop of Trent Durham, Diocese of Toronto, assisted by several other clergy The service included the celebration of the Eucharist, the secularization of the building, and the renewal of baptismal vows. The massed choir rendered special music. The very impressive service was followed by refreshments and a social time.
On Sunday morning a large congregation gathered to celebrate the United Church’s 130th anniversary Rev. Jennifer Uhryniw, conducted the service which included several excellent anthems by the choir. In addition Kingsley Malcolm accompanied himself, as he sang Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah. He also sang Angels Unaware, which he wrote himself. The guest speaker was Harvey Graham, who based his talk on the stained glass windows and the story they tell. After the church service, anniversary cake was enjoyed along with tea, coffee and juice. A very special service, indeed!
Many will be interested that at the last count, Kathryn Peeters received 595 birthday cards on her 25th birthday. Thank to those who made her wish come true many times over.
Last Saturday, Steven Back, Barrie VanCamp, and Joyce Kelly accompanied Brenda Jones to the District 4 meeting of the OAAS, held at the Centreville Church, in South Monaghan. Congratulations to Barrie, who was elected a Director of District 4. The regular fair board meeting is postponed one week, due to the fact many will be at the Royal this week. Our meeting will be on November 15th.
Winners at the Tuesday evening card party were Jackey Atfield, who was 1st and also had the most lone hands. Second place went to Len Van Schagen. Doug Day came in third. In fourth place was Lawrence McLaughlin. Doris Manns came in fifth. The specials were won by Jacky Atfield, Lawrence McLaughlin Jennie VanSchagen, and Joe Goldsmith.
Don't forget the Remembrance Day service on Saturday. It is being held at the recreation centre at 10:30 a.m.
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