Thursday evening, December 9, 2010 featured Summerlea's annual candlelight service of
Christmas carols and readings, enjoyed by the Summerlea congregation and
visitors from the surrounding community. Concerns about parking after the
first snow storm of the year may have led to a somewhat smaller than usual
The Summerlea choir under the direction of Summerlea music director Connie Osborne included some musical friends plus John Osborne on flute. Soloists were Barb Moffat in There is No Rose (15th c. trad arr. C. Osborne) and Mel Cockhill in As Lately We Watched (Austrian folk song, arr. Charles Black).
Greeters were Valerie & John Coffin and Ruth & Euan Crabb.
Other participants included:
Mel Cockhill: Opening Scripture Sentence
Jacob Osborne: Welcome and Greetings
Ruth Heim: Call to Worship
Nancy Mark: Prayer of Approach
Kim Roy:Prayer of Confession
MIchelle McKenzie: Old Testament Lesson
Roy, Linda, Elizabeth & Caroline Rodd: New Testament Lesson
Marg Lynn: Introduction of Guest Speaker
Rev. Scott Patton: Guest Speaker
John & Connie Osborne: Offertory Music
Barbara Davidson: Offering Dedication
Alayna Roy: A Christmas Prayer
Ruth Heim: The Lord's Prayer
Rev. Scott Patton & helpers: 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).
Michelle, Cassandra, Susan and Kevin McKenzie
Elizabeth, Caroline, Linda & Roy Rodd
Ross, Susan, Erin & Meaghan Overbury
Richard & Caroline Legault