It was a joy to throw open the doors of the church and welcome the congregation back to Sunday services, after being closed more than a year!
As we are still observing social distancing guidelines, ushers kept seating to a reduced capacity with overflow into Coleman Hall. Still, the atmosphere was that of a joyful reunion, full of cheer and thanksgiving.
We were blessed to have Margaret Tooke and Glenn Morris, bagpipers, offer special music on this special day, playing “HIghland Cathedral” and “Amazing Grace” at both the 9:00 and 11:00 services.
At the close of each service a time of “Passing the Peace on the Patio” was held on the verandah between Coleman Hall and the sanctuary, giving our church family an opportunity to greet and catch up with one another. We plan to continue this new tradition as we go forward, complete with coffee, lemonade and cookies.
It is truly a blessing to be together again!