Burying Time Capsule

Burying Time Capsule
1859 - 150th Anniversary of Parish - 2009 (photo by Scott & Debbie Travers )

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Joint Parish Service at St. Luke's and Rededication of Hall

     We had a wonderful service at St. Luke's O'Leary on Sunday morning!  We were honoured with the presence of The Right Reverend Bishop Sue Moxley who conducted the service along with Rev. Andrew, Lay Reader Jan and Altar Server Olivia.  The church was full and the music was wonderful, provided by Adrienne, Perry and Claude along with the children's band.
Above: The Choir getting ready for the service.
Above: Rev. Andrew & Perry.
Above: The Children's Band leads the singing of This Little Light of Mine.
     Following the service the St. Luke's Hall rededication was conducted by Bishop Sue and Rev. Andrew with guest speakers, Hon. Robbie Henderson, MLA and Minister of Tourism, Brenda Profitt, Local Development Officer, along with Perry and Adrienne who thanked all those who donated time and effort to see the project through to completion.
Above: Bishop Sue rededicates St. Luke's Hall.
 Above: L-R: Lay Reader Jan, Bishop Sue, Rev. Andrew.

     St. Luke's Hall has recently gone through a major renovation and improvement.  The Hall was originally a horse barn for the Church parishioners.  In the 1950's it was moved around to its present location and a new wood floor was installed in time for Colston and Helen Wood's wedding.  The Hall has served parishioners and the community for more than 60 years and with the new renovations will serve for many, many more years to come.
     Following the rededication of the Hall we had a wonderful potluck lunch followed by a Kitchen Party!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Flower beds ready for Summer

     Recently we put the final touches to the large flower beds at Holy Trinity Alma.  We spent the evening of June 7th working over the flower beds, digging out all the weeds and putting on more topsoil, peat and compost. 
     Special thanks to Kenny and the MacNeill sisters for all their help!!
     We got our Petunias and other annuals nearby from Donald and Pauline's greenhouse - their plants are hearty and beautiful!
     Here we're putting the final touches to the flower beds with mulch donated by Diane - thanks!
The flower beds look good - wish I had taken some "before" photos.
     All the churches of the Parish have now had their annual church grounds and cemetery clean-ups - we're all ready for summer!