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Picnic Worship 2007

Posted 5 June 2007
Again this year the weather forecast sounded a bit dicey as a couple of dozen people showed up for the picnic at Dorval Island June 3, 2007.

As it turned out, the weather was great for a picnic, with enough cloud to shield us from the sun during worship, followed by sunny skies and warm temperatures as the time came for food and games.

Our thanks to Louise Emanuel for arranging the milieu and ferry tickets, to Susan McKenzie and Roy Rodd for organizing games (and ice cream), to John Osborne for flute accompaniment, to Connie for leading the hymns, to Howard for preparing a real outdoor type service, and to all those who attended to make the picnic a very enjoyable event.

Following are a few shots of the event.

The sky was a bit threatening, but quite unusual, as we crossed to the island.
The ferry captain posed for a picture
and Howard observed as we disembarked.
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Howard tried to get the young folk organized
while a local pooch stole his thunder until
Carolyn Osborne led him to his home.
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Louise Emanuel's companion Riley was much less disruptive,
and stayed for the service after meeting
Jacob Osborne, Michelle McKenzie and Amélie Poitras.
Susan McKenzie got her camera ready as
Robert Rodd, Chris, Keith & Kevin McKenzie, and Linda & Roy Rodd
watched the action.
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Susan McKenzie and Roy Rodd read the scripture.
John Osborne accompanied us for the hymns,
and Connie (not shown) helped us get started on tune.
Cassandra McKenzie, Elizabeth, Caroline & Robert Rodd & friend Chris
were among those who celebrated our
gratitude for nature and our responsibility to protect it.
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Following the service out came frizbees, hula hoops and footballs
to help folks work up an appetite (and a sweat!).
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After lunch, Susan and Roy organized a treasure hunt,
then everyone gathered to hear the results.
(A number of others who attended the service were not caught by the camera.)
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Ice cream came as a reward for hard playing (or keen observing),
then folks headed to the dock to catch the ferry back to the mainland.
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And once again the Summerlea picnic worship was a fun day for all.
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