Sylvia Schonberg, Bill May, Creighton (Duke) Rauh, Herb Huestis, Gaspar Schulek, Kelly Rauh and Bob Culbert beneath the newly installed Schlicker organ.

Photo by Barbara Wayland.







Special services this month will mark the completion of Lent and the return of Easter. April 13 is Palm Sunday and we will commemorate it with a congregational procession into the sanctuary. Father Chuck Cannon is officiating. Come a few minutes early to the social hall to get your palm branch.

The Good Friday service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 18 with Pastor Jean Barrington presiding. Easter Sunday service is at 11 a.m. on April 20, and Father Chuck will preside at this celebration of resurrection and new life.

Both Palm Sunday and Easter will include coffee and refreshments following worship. You are invited to attend any or all of these Easter week services.

The Trinity Chamber Series continues Sunday, April 13 at 3 p.m. with the Capilano Flute Choir. This is the third time this popular Vancouver-based group has been part of the chamber series.  The group has been performing together for approximately 20 years and is directed by Brenda Fedoruk. Brenda is a well-known flautist who teaches at UBC and has been a member of both the Vancouver Opera Orchestra and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

The choir performs with 16 or more flautists and one bassoonist. They play a large range of flutes from the tiny piccolo through the much larger and deeper bass flute. They also play a wide variety of styles, including classical, folk, world, jazz and show music. I love this group and plan to get there early so I can get a good seat.

You may have seen the photo and short article in the All Point Bulletin’s e-news on the beautiful blue and green quilt presented to Trinity by the Point Roberts Quilters. The quilters made the quilt as a group project, and it will be raffled off to support the children’s summer music camp. It features lush colors and hand quilting. Tickets will go on sale this month and the quilt will be on display in the church hall. The drawing will be held this summer when the children perform their musical at the annual Art and Music Festival.

Now that spring is officially here, the birds are returning in droves, flowers are in bloom and soon cottagers will be sweeping off porches and otherwise setting up for the summer. The annual magic of Point Roberts has begun.