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June 15 Has Been Added to the Milestones Marking the Wonderful, Unfolding History of Our Parish

June 21, 2014

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The photos in this posting give a “taste” of the awesome time we had together last Sunday!

Our day began with our Bishop officiating at two Services marking both Father’s Day and Trinity Sunday. We were greatly blessed to have 133 present to share worship! One highlight at our 10 a.m. Service was the Bishop’s leading us in dedicating the beautiful Altar and Processional Candles pictured below, which were given by Richard Jeyakaran to the glory of God in loving memory of our dear sister Jothi. Thank you so much, Richard, for this wonderful addition to our Sanctuary!

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After the 10:00 Service, we gathered for an indoor picnic, due to the weather. The rain didn’t dampen our spirits any, as the photos below show! Enormous thanks, Tosan Chigbo and Mary-Etta Tutty, for organising the Picnic. Special thanks, Ian Robinson, for being such a great chef, persevering through unexpected smoke to make our delicious hotdogs and hamburgers! And thanks, too, to everyone who brought such super food to share!

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Finally, forty of us ended the day by going to the Chapel grounds to dedicate the new roof and steeple, as shown in the awesome group photo at the top of this posting (Marlene Wright also came to the Chapel, but shared in the Dedication from the car). As you look at the photo, you’ll see that Ed Mullaney is holding a framed picture. It’s a snapshot of a gathering to mark the 50th anniversary of the first Service, taken exactly the same place, outside the front of the Chapel. Many thanks, Sheila O’Shea, for taking our 2014 version of this photo! This photo, and the photos of the ringing of the bell that followed it, show the joy we shared!

Deepest thanks, Midnapore Church of England Society, and all others who donated time, energy, and financial resources, to enable the tremendous accomplishment of the restoration of the steeple to its original 1885 appearance, and the complete reshingling of the rook with cedar shakes, to take place!

You can click here for the story of the steeple reconstruction.

You’re also invited to visit the MCES website and Facebook page.

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How wonderful it was to add to our 129 year old Parish’s contiuing, unfolding story of God’s grace on this most special day!

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Embedded below is The Doxology, which we sang together as we gathered around the Chapel just after the dedication of the roof and steeple.    

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