Thursday evening, December 11, 2008 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 plus Kate Miller on trumpet and John Osborne on flute. Soloists in the Christmastide Carol were Selga Vitols, Carolyn Osborne, Michèle Bitauld, Marion Golden and Mel Cockhill. In the Nativity Tale the soloists were Barbara Moffat and Janet Smart.
Greeters were Dale Krujelsis & Lewis Guynan and Marg & Bill Lynn.
Other participants included:
Rev. Howard Clark: Opening Scripture Sentence
Jacob Osborne: Welcome and Greetings
Ruth Heim: Call to Worship
Ruth Crabb: Prayer of Approach
Joan McCauley: A Christmas Prayer of Confession
Vince Nudo: Old Testament Lesson
Alayna and Jusin Roy, Peter Maklan: New Testament Lesson
Rev. Howard Clark: Introduction of Guest Speaker
Margie Ann MacDonald: Guest Speaker
Kate Miller and John Osborne: Offertory Music (O Holy Night)
Sinclair Harris: Offering Dedication
Rev. Howard Clark: A Christmas Prayer
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 some (not very good) photos (pickable to view a larger version).
Kevin, Susan, Keith, Cassandra
& Michelle McKenzie
Roy, Caroline, Elizabeth & Linda Rodd
Brian, Peter & Leslie Maklan
John Palmeter & Susan White
(Susan rather hidden)