After a week of constant rain the sun finally conceded to shine Sunday, a bright touch to our Remembrance service at Sandford. It was like old times, old, old times that is, when the church was packed with people who hadn’t seen each other for years, and maybe never, but with one thing in common; all had been, or their relatives had been, part of the church at one time. With Nancy Wolfe at the organ, Carol Gibson on piano, a 10 voices choir, Bill Richardson and Deborah Clement piping, it was a music filled service.
Nature had a part as we learned about the symbolism of butterflies and the flowering almond tree in the Christian tradition. Grace Risebrough, Marina Kydd and Charlene Jones handed attendees a butterfly decal as they exited. Lunch following at the hall was a time to meet and greet so many, it was hard to leave. Thanks to George Kydd for all his efforts which richly paid off.
Unfortunately the Zephyr congregation will recall the day for a different reason as the basement had a considerable amount of water in it, affecting the furnace.
This week was busy, preparing for various future events here and in the area. Tuesday a number attended the Community Care lunch. Later I sat down with the planners for the Celebrating Epsom School committee. Former students and teachers please take note of June 11th and look for the Facebook page.
The Bible study on Matthew recommenced that evening, but I was involved with the Friends of the Foster committee, preparing for our first Friday Concert of the season when the three Dnes sisters and Adam Gribble provided toe-tapping Irish/Celtic music with violin and guitar. Next week Linda Dempster will entertain with her many instruments for traditional folk ballads, 7:30 p.m.
The choir had fun meeting Wednesday night; hopefully it won’t be the last meeting. A lot of eating this week as the Epsom girls met at Scrambles, to honour one of our girls getting married. On Friday many from here attended the Epsom Utica Supper.
Next Sunday is Christian Family Sunday/Mother’s Day. If you are already a member of a church but would like to transfer to either Sandford or Zephyr, please contact Rev. Debbie, as she will be doing a special service this Sunday.
A wonderful Hand-bell ringing concert at Aurora Trinity Anglican Sunday afternoon, part from Aurora United, Rev. Debbie’s home church!