At Christ Church on Sunday morning, fifty people attended our service which had a Remembrance Day theme. The sermon spoke of the cost of love and acknowledged the price paid by Australia’s service men and women, not just in the great war but in the many conflicts since. The intercessions included prayers for PEACE. The Rev Denis Gell had to slip away early to meet his commitments as RSL Chaplain for the service at the Cenotaph.
Twenty-six (compared to the usual 16 or 18) attended at Alcheringa on Saturday where staff had put together an apt display for Remembrance Day.
This years Advent studies are up and running in three time slots:
Mondays 6pm in the Foyer 46 Splatt St (BYO Tea) Nov 26 to Dec 17
Wednesday 11am in the Foyer 46 Splatt St – Nov 28 to Dec 19
At Nyah West – Wednesdays 3:30pm at Nyah West Uniting Church (33 Lloyd St) – Nov 28 to Dec 19
Local budding musical talent performed at Christ Church Swan Hill on Sunday afternoon. Three young musicians received scholarships encouraging them to keep their passion for music.
Sincere thanks to the appreciative audience at the concert last Sunday, and to the talented children and adults who provided the music. Special thanks to the parents and teachers of the younger artists for their dedication and encouragement. The Anglican church has great acoustics for these community events, and the generous response of those attending raised $360.00 for the Hamlin Fistula Hospital in Ethiopia. A rewarding afternoon tea awaited in the foyer. Much laughter ensued when the “ Lucky Door Prize “ ticket, drawn by Rev. Peter, was won by his wife Jeannette.
Three young music students were each granted Lilian Mary Gibbs $500.00 encouragement awards.
Teacher Fred Turner presented his guitar student Caleb , who performed his own original composition, and Julie Romeo’s students Shantae and Xavier performed piano solos.
The program opened with a set from the SHUG ( Swan Hill Ukulele Group ) and following a most enjoyable variety concert closed with a great brass trio from Julie, Alana and Geoff.
Anyone passing the Function Centre last Sunday between 5.00 and 7.00pm might have wondered what all the hilarity was about. Those inside were enjoying the activities of Café Church, which also happened to include a 12th birthday celebration for Eloise. Jeannette had recovered enough voice to lead the singing, but Peter was on the sick list, so Denis and Don led proceedings while David cooked the BBQ.
November 18th will see the last Cafe Church for this year, then we will be preparing for the Christmas Eve family service and children’s pageant.
At 2.00pm this Sunday there is to be a charity concert the church in aid of the Hamlin Fistula Hospital in Ethiopia. Four adult instrumental soloists will entertain in support of a number of young music students, of whom three will receive a $500.00 encouragement award to continue their music studies. There will also be an announcement of a new scholarship to be offered next year. Young people need to gain confidence performing in front of an audience, and it is also rewarding for their teachers and parents, so please support these young musicians, and the young mothers and staff in the Hamlin Fistula Hospital, by your attendance and donations.
$5.00 adults, children free, lucky door prize and afternoon tea in the foyer next door. All welcome.