|Gladys leading her team mates singing during a rained-out Congregational Picnic, June 2007.|
As I wind down nine years of serving United Church in the Valley, I found myself getting teary in worship last Sunday. It all started with singing. When I look out at the congregation on Sunday morning, I see old and new…..and, yes, the former who now reside in heaven or, just as frequently, moved out to British Columbia! I see Meryl, Jim, Doris, Edna, Sylvia, Terry, Gladys, Sandy, Merrilee….
As Joan played and we all sang: “I’ve got the Joy Joy, Joy”, I remembered how Gladys and Merrilee would sing out the question: “Where?” before we all responded with “Down in my Heart!”
Bill Marsh blessed us with the gifts of a new Saint in our midst last Sunday in worship. “What can I do?” he asked me on his first Sunday attending this past winter. Oh, what a wonderful question to be asked! While my small pocket Canon has taken photos of us during the week day activities in past years, Bill’s amazing talent captured some of our worship moments. Click on this link United Church in the Valley to see the video in still photography that we saw during worship. Bill's website is Bill Marsh Photography. Thank you, Bill.