Thank you! You have overwhelmed me with the many gifts you showered on me at the farewell celebration – the Stratford gift certificate, the ‘purse’ and the beautiful Inuit carving left me speechless as you had already given me the gift of sharing ministry together in the wonderful Trent-Durham part of God’s vineyard. Your creativity and faithfulness – and hard working Spirit were a gift to me as your Area Bishop. I will hold you all in my heart and my prayers as we continue to serve God!
Many blessings to all, + Linda
It was a fantastic service of music and healing today for our Welcome Back Sunday!
Dr. Gail Payne spoke of the importance of healing and the Kawartha Male Choir sang several beautiful anthems as well as hymn. Welcome back everyone!
Guest Cellist Bryon Holt played with the choir today . A special Anthem followed the sermon – singers included Don Chase, Paul Carpentier, and soloist Dave Golding.
Spring Thaw was a fun event, with a silent and live auction. Thanks to all who attended and to the volunteers who worked in the kitchen and served the food.
Thank you to all!
Another fun night was held on April 11 with a delicious dinner catered by Edna Smith (the apple roses were wonderful!) and the very capable wait staff. Many laughs were provided by our Master of Ceremonies, Michael Green, who outdid himself!
Councillor Pat O’Reilly auctioned the items in the Live Auction and provided more fun!
My sincere thanks are extended to Linda Todd and Patti Fisher for the Silent and Live Auction tables, Bob Whitfield, our wine sommelier, Helen Roberts, our hostess and Dave Hillman for setting up the tables and those that laundered cloths at home.
To those loyal individuals who came to set the tables and the volunteers who served our dinner, I am indebted. Thank you Betty Drummond for pulling together the staff servers. I must mention Valerie James-Call for designing the tickets.
We are thankful to all those generous donors and ‘winners’ of our auction items that allowed the evening to net around $2500.00 for St. Paul’s. Great work!
However, the evening would not have netted this sum without those who attended the event and supported it.
My hat goes off to all who participated in any way!!