Bill Way opened the service with the Bantu proverb, "No one can paddle two canoes at the same time." The minister of Trinity United Church in Montreal, Rev. Read Sherman, provided the inspiration of this service which guided worship across Canada in United Churches this morning.
Brent Tucker, along with Garrett, Ruth, Heather and Paula offered their ministry in song with "Each Blade of Grass," followed by Bill's reading of "Up from the Pavement" -- a story from One Native Life by Richard Wagamese. For members of Monday Night Book Study, the book "Medicine Walk" by Richard brought back a reminder of the exceptional life that Richard lived.
David McMurtry joined the league of St. Davidians as he offered his "Little Gift of New Life," referring to the tiny plants sprouting in his garden and the birth of he and Linda's grandchild.
Next Sunday's service with communion will be led by Rev. Debbie Stockdale as she begins a new chapter in her life, namely retirement.