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Service celebrates 30th anniversary of work and witness at Elmwood

The Rev Robert Lockhart and his wife Betty pictured cutting a cake celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the work and witness at Elmwood Presbyterian Church. Noreen Scott’s beautifully decorated cake, celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the work and witness at Elmwood Presbyterian Church.

The Rev Robert Lockhart and his wife Betty pictured cutting a cake celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the work and witness at Elmwood Presbyterian Church.

Noreen Scott’s beautifully decorated cake, celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the work and witness at Elmwood Presbyterian Church.

A special service was held in Elmwood Presbyterian Church last Sunday morning to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the work and witness at Elmwood.  The service was conducted by the Rev Robert Lockhart, first minister of the congregation, who preached from Philippians chapter 3 on the theme of “Pressing On”.

After the service over 150 people remained behind for a light lunch, topped off with a piece of a celebration cake, which was baked and decorated by Miss Noreen Scott, a member of the congregation.

Pictured last Sunday morning at a service to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the work and witness at Elmwood Presbyterian Church are L to R:  Mark Noble - Clerk of Session, the Rev Robert Lockhart, Mrs Betty Lockhart, Mrs Donna Thompson and the Rev Andrew Thompson.

The large congregation pictured last Sunday morning at a service to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the work and witness at Elmwood Presbyterian Church.

Rev Robert Lockhart was installed as the first minister of Elmwood Presbyterian Church on Sunday 2nd May 1976 and conducted the first service of the new congregation on Sunday 5th September 1976.  The church building was officially opened on 22nd January 1977.

The Rev Robert Lockhart retired in April 2003 and is now the Minister Emeritus in Elmwood and also Pastoral Assistant at Railway Street Presbyterian Church, Lisburn.  He was succeeded by the present minister, the Rev Andrew Thompson, who was installed on Monday 14th June 2004.