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Kirkwall mini-Reunion 2008

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Performance at Tom Billard's Church

Kirkwall Presbyterian Church, Kirkwall, Flamborough, Ontario (14 Sep 2008): This performance and mini-reunion had been in the works for months. Tom is now the minister at this Presbyterian Church and he asked us to come and sing in his church, just like the good old days.

The request mainly went to the Toronto region folks who were likely to be able to attend. In the end we had Tom Billard and wife Laura, Christine Billard and Murray Haines, Barb and Richard Friend, Phil and Sheila Lang, Glen Bodie and Susan Lilholt, Pam Blackstock and Kemp McMeekin, Wendy Gilbert-Rees, Jim Hill and, our special long-distance guest star - Al Blackstock and wife Jeanette.

We have seen the most dramatic increase in H&N membership in 35 years because Laura, Susan, Kemp and Jim all donned red shirts and sang with us. And while we were singing, Jeanette took all the video and a lot of the pictures you see below.

We practiced for ~4 hours on Saturday, had a great dinner at Tom and Laura's, and did the service on Sunday morning. Soon after the service, many people had to start the drive home to be at work Monday morning.

Kirkwall Presbyterian Church, Kirkwall
Minister: Reverend Tom Billard (519 621-3023)
Guest Choir: “Hear and Now”
September 14, 2008 

Order of Worship

 The Gathering

Entry of the Bible
We are marching in the light of God (4 times).  We are marching, we are marching, we are marching in the light of God, we are marching, we are marching, we are marching in the light of God.
Words of welcome
Birthdays and anniversaries
Life and mission of the church
Hear and Now
Prepare ye the way of the Lord / Day by Day

The Preparation

Call to worship (from Psalm 33)
    Leader: Praise in the Lord, O you righteous. Praise befits the upright.
 Praise the Lord with the lyre; make melody to him with the harp of ten strings.
    Leader: Sing to him a new song.
    People: Play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts.
    Leader: For the word of the Lord is upright and all his work is done in faithfulness.
    People: He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the steadfast love of the Lord.
Leader: Come and worship our faithful and loving God.
Prayers of adoration and illumination, Lord’s Prayer
Hear and Now
Put your hand in the hand
Prayers of thanksgiving and confession, Assurance of pardon

The Word

Hear and Now: Teach your children
Scripture Reading:    Deuteronomy 6:4-9
Children’s story and prayer
Scripture Reading:    
Matthew 22:34-40
Hear and Now
Put a little love in your heart
Scripture Reading:    
Leviticus 19:18, Galatians 5:13
Scripture Reading:    
Luke 6:27, John 13: 34
Hear and Now: Reach out and touch
                             I’d like to teach the world to sing
Scripture reading:     
1 Corinthians 13:
: 376 N               Lord, the Light of your love is shining

Our Response

The gathering and presentation of our gifts to God
                 Hear and Now:
A Gift of Song
Doxology and prayer
Praise God from Whom all blessing flow; Praise Him all creatures here below; Praise Him above ye heavenly host; Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
Prayers of the People
641 G                        Pass it on
Charge and Benediction
Go now in peace, never be afraid, God will go with you each hour of every day. Go now in faith, steadfast, strong, and true. Know He will guide you in all you do. Go now in love, and show you believe, reach out to others so all the world can see, God will be there, watching from above. Go now in peace, in faith, and in love. Amen.

Here are copies of the music we used in the service:

These are videos of everything we sang. Some of them are fairly large and will be a pain if you're on a dial-up connection. Click on the link to download the video into your computer's media player. You may need to click Back to return to this page. Thanks to Jeanette for being our videographer.

There were also a lot of pictures taken on the weekend. Yes, there are some duplicates from one photographer to another, but I couldn't decide who had the best one, so I put them all online!

Who sent the pictures? Click on the thumbnail for large image, click Back to return
Richard & Barb
Phil & Sheila
Al & Jeanette