Cargycreevy Presbyterian Church
choir pictured at the Harvest Thanksgiving Services
on Sunday 28th October. L to R: (seated) Heather
McConaghy, Patricia Patterson, Beth Bell (pianist),
Rev Leslie Patterson, Vera Crawford (organist),
Lillian Campbell, Margaret Todd and Mary Marks.
(back row) Alison Magill, Christine Petticrew, Janet
Wilson, Ella McLoughlin, Hazel Maitland, Elaine
Crawford and Christine McConaghy.
The newly installed minister, the Rev Leslie Patterson, was the
speaker at the Harvest Thanksgiving Services in Cargycreevy
Presbyterian Church on Sunday 28th October. At the 12.30pm
service Mr Patterson spoke on the 'Parable of the Sower' calling
us all to spread the seeds of the gospel of Jesus Christ through
our ordinary everyday lives wherever God would take us. At the
evening service he spoke of how Jesus can meet us in the most
unlikely of places doing the most ordinary of every day things.
Mr Patterson went on to explain how the harvest on earth can
begin with just one soul coming to Jesus and finding the water
of life - just like the Samaritan woman discovered when she met
Him at the well.
The church was tastefully decorated for the occasion by the
ladies of the congregation. Vera Crawford presided at the organ, Beth Bell on piano
and the instrumentalists were Trevor Wilson and Elaine Crawford.
The choir sang the anthems, 'Consider the lilies', 'Surely our
God' and 'You're the word of God the Father'. The Sunday School
children sang 'Great is our God' and 'Growing, Growing, taller
A Harvest Evening on Monday 29th October with Graham Murphy on
piano and Sheila Greer with the Downshire Ladies Choir concluded
the weekend of Harvest Thanksgiving Services. The service was
followed by supper in the church hall.