Summerlea United Church
225, 50th Avenue, Lachine, Québec, H8T 2T7, Canada. 514-634-2651
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Summerlea Candlelight Service 2007

Thursday evening, December 13, 2007 featured Summerlea's annual candlelight service of Christmas carols and readings, enjoyed by the Summerlea congregation and visitors from the surrounding community.

The Summerlea choir under the direction of Summerlea music director Connie Osborne included some musical friends, and John Osborne on flute.

Greeters were Valerie & John Coffin and Dale & Frank Romagosa.

Other participants included:
Victor White: Opening Scripture Sentence
Marion Golden: Welcome and Greetings
Ruth Heim: Call to Worship
Kim Roy: Prayer of Approach
Barbara Davidson: A Christmas Prayer of Confession
John Osborne: Old Testament Lesson
Leslie, Brian & Peter Maklan: New Testament Lesson
Mary Guynan: Introduction of Guest Speaker
Rev. Sharon Moon: Sermon
Alayna Roy: Offering Dedication
Howard Clark: A Christmas Prayer
Leslie & Karen Field: "Christ Child's Lullaby
Caroline Legault: Lighting of the Candles
Ruth Heim: Benediction and overall organization.

The service was followed by a time of fellowship and refreshments in Acadia Hall.

Thanks to Ruth Heim for organizing this event and to the Serendipity ladies and friends for arranging and providing the fellowship setting and refreshments.

Following are two photos (pickable to view a larger version).

The service prior to lighting the candles, and with the candles lit.
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Once again Summerlea's candle light service inspires us
with the joy and fellowship of the Christmas season.

And once again we express the Christmas spirit
in the words of the traditional candlelight service hymn:

Let there be peace on earth,
And let it begin with me.

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