We had a great turn-out for the Memorial Service at Holy Trinity Church, Alma yesterday afternoon. It was beautiful service on a very warm summer's afternoon!!!!
Above and Below: recent photos of the church and cemetery.
The Memorial Service began in the cemetery. Rev. Andrew played his guitar for the first hymn Be Still for the Presence of the Lord, followed by prayers and readings including Psalm 23 led by Lay Reader Jan. Then we moved in to the church for the rest of the service and the singing of In the Garden played on the organ by David Barbour. The service continued with a sermon from Rev. Andrew and the singing of more traditional hymns, Church in the Wildwood and Sweet By and By. Following we had lunch and fellowship in the church.
This was the second Memorial Service at Holy Trinity Cemetery - the first was held on July 14, 2002 with Rev. Fran Boutillier officiating. We've been talking about how much we enjoyed that service ever since - today was the 10th anniversary of that first service and now hope to make this an annual event.
Above: Holy Trinity Cemetery just before the service started.
Following the service we had a great lunch and fellowship.
Below: Rev. Andrew chatting with Holy Trinity treasurer Verna and guest.
There's always great food at church gatherings! Especially Irene's chocolate cake!