Rev William McCrea and the Rev Thomas Martin
pictured at the Harvest Thanksgiving service in
Lisburn Free Presbyterian Church last Saturday
evening. Included in the photo is elders L to R:
Noel Thompson, Samuel Collins, Eric Graham - Clerk
of Session and Donald Managh.
A weekend of Harvest Thanksgiving services was held in
Lisburn Free Presbyterian Church last Saturday, Sunday and
Monday. The minister, the Rev Thomas Martin led the Saturday
evening service and the speaker was the Rev William McCrea.
Maureen Waddell on organ and Linda Douglas on piano led the
singing of well-known harvest hymns that included Great is thy
Faithfulness and Bringing in the sheaves. The Rev William
McCrea sang three solos one of which was Amazing Grace. In a
challenging address Mr McCrea elaborated on the theme of Amazing
Grace and spoke about how God loves the sinner and explained
that even though there was nothing good in him to merit Godís
love Ė He reached out in Grace.
The speaker at the morning Lordís Day service was the Rev
David Linden from Portglenone. The Rev Ian Harris from Annalong
was the speaker at the evening service and the singer was Mrs
Alison Maternaghan. A Harvest Supper followed the service. The
weekend of harvest services concluded on Monday evening when the
guest speaker was the Rev Trevor Baxter from Ballynahinch and
the singer was Mrs Patricia Hamilton.