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Covenant with Rev. Scott Patton of Summerlea & Rev. Ron Coughlin of Cedar Park
Posted 13 Dec, 2010
At 2 PM Sunday, 12 December, Summerlea was home to the covenanting service with our minister, Rev. Scott Patton, and the retired supply minister to Cedar Park United Church, Rev. Ron Coughlin. The attendance included some eighty persons, from Summerlea, Cedar Park and Montreal Presbytery.

The service was arranged by Montreal Presbytery and chaired by Rev. Shaun Fryday, Chairman of Montreal Presbytery and minister at Beaconsfield United Church.

Participants included:
Sheila Hébert, Chairperson and Symbol Presenter, Summerlea United Church
Barbara Moffat, Presenter, Summerlea United Church
Norman Jones, Symbol Presenter, Cedar Park United Church
Tom Kingsbury, Presenter, Cedar Park United Church
Rev. Steve Gillam, Guest Minister
Constance Osborne, Summerlea Music Director
The Summerlea Choir

The new ministers were presented to their respective congregations and to the Montreal Presbytery representatives by Barbara Moffat and Tom Kingsbury.

The covenanting service included scripture readings, music by the Summerlea choir, a message by Rev. Steve Gillam and promises by the new ministers, the congregations and Montreal Presbytery, followed by presentation of symbols from the two congregations.

The Summerlea Choir presented the Introit and the Anthem,
as well as leading the three hymns.
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Rev. Shaun Fryday gave words of welcome and an opening prayer.
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Barbara Moffat presented Rev. Scott Patton on behalf of Summerlea,
and Tom Kingsbury presented Rev. Ron Coughlin on behalf of Cedar Park.
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Rev. Ron Coughlin recited the Scripture Lesson
(Luke 4: 14-30) from memory, with lots of expression.
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Rev. Steve Gillam followed with an equally animated sermon.
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Rev. Shaun Fryday led the ministers and attendees in promises
by the ministers, the congregations and Montreal Presbytery.
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Symbols were then presented by Sheila Hébert of Summerlea to Rev. Scott Patton
and by Norman Jones of Cedar Park to Rev. Ron Coughlin.,
followed by handshakes from Rev. Shaun Fryday.
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Following the service the attendees repaired to Acadia Hall to enjoy refreshments and conversation,
while preparing to undertake the voyage home in the deteriorating weather.
The snap-shooter became involved in the conviviality and forgot to record it for posterity.
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