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St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

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Advent 4 Weekend at Summerlea
Posted Dec 21, 2004
'Twas the weekend before Christmas, and all through the church
Things were a humming, (oh for a rhyme we do search)

On Friday evening, Rev. Howard Clark and his wife Sharon Moon presented a dramatic reading of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol", to the delight of the audience.

On Saturday at 4 PM some folks went caroling to the homes of shut-ins in the area, followed by a pot-luck supper with friendly visitor. We did not get any photos of this event.

Then on Sunday the combined senior and intermediate choirs led us in a service of carols and readings, with prelude and postlude by the Lakeshore Saxophone Quartet.

Our thanks to Howard and Sharon for their Scroogey reading, and to Connie Osborne, the senior and intermediate choir members, John Osborne and the Lakeshore Saxophone Quartet for sharing their musical talents with us.

Following are a few photos. They are fairly large, so may take a while to download on a dial-up connection.

Sharon and Howard presenting "A Christmas Carol".
Sharon & Howard in A Christmas Carol

The Lakeshore Saxophone Quartet opened and closed the carol service.
L-R: Roy Dohn - Baritone; Leslie Field - Soprano & Alto; David Burrage - Alto; Keith Field - Tenor

The intermediate and senior choirs.
Front, L-R: Gabrielle Poitras, Jennifer Worsnip, Shauna Overbury,
Michelle McKenzie, Meghan Overbury, Amélie Poitras

The Maklan's, Brian, Leslie McEwen and Peter, lighted the Advent Candles.

(Caught them in motion - apologies for the fuzzy photo.)

The Intermediate Choir presented "One Single Light" surrounding Connie at the piano.
(observed by the Saxophone Quartet minus Leslie Field who had moved to the choir).

Darryl's mother, Rena May Macdonald, read Peter Short's "On Being a Black Angel".

Connie and John Osborne accompanied the senior choir.

The senior choir filled the choir pews.

And they overflowed the steps of the Chancel.

After the service we got a shot of Darryl with his parents
Rena May and Donald Macdonald, visiting from Dartmouth, NS.

On the stage in Acadia Hall was a display of historical material from
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, formed in Lachine in 1817.

Happy Christmas to one and all.

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