Church News

By Barbara Wayland

I am awestruck by the amazing flower displays this year. Our yard is a riot of color and the plants that have not yet bloomed are heavy with buds.

The lovely weather has everyone out working in their yards making things even more beautiful. And what a blessing that we have an active garden club that sees all of Point Roberts as their garden. They have made Tyee Drive a floral highway into our bit of paradise.

We are beginning to see more of our Canadian friends both around the Point and at Sunday service. Pastor Jean Barrington presided on Pentacost Sunday and she had made a beautiful quilted banner in multiple shades of red with a white dove to hang in the church. Just a reminder here that we are now filming the sermon each week and they can be viewed on our website, This Sunday you have the opportunity to hear Father Chuck Cannon. Thank you, Chuck, Jean and Ernie for all you do for us.

The concert series continues. Lucy asked me to tell you that not only do you have the opportunity to hear amazing musicians at a ticket price set by you, there will be a reception following each concert so you can meet the musicians and visit with your fellow concertgoers. Our concerts continue to be on a donation basis with a suggested donation of $10 per person. Try finding a deal like that at any of the performance halls. Add free parking and a reception and it is simply the best musical deal anywhere. Plus you are supporting a music camp that brings children together each summer for a week of singing, dancing, learning and wholesome fun. It just doesn’t get better than that.

The next program in the series is at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 13 and features the Trinity Community Choir. The program is entitled “Potpourri!” It is a mix of musical styles and eras that will be pleasing to everyone. The choir often performs for a full house, so it is a good idea to get there a bit early so you can get a good seat.

On Sunday, June 21 at 4 p.m., the Bergamasca Recorders return. They have been part of our annual series since it began in 2009. These talented musicians have a repertoire that crosses centuries. Do not confuse these recorders with the one you played in grammar school. If you have never heard Bergamasca, you will be amazed by the lovely sound they create with their professional, artisan-made instruments.

One more thing. You may have memories of hot, stuffy concerts in previous summers. However, the church windows have been freed from decades of paint and once again can be opened, plus new screens have been installed so summer audiences can listen in comfort. It promises to be a great summer.

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