Everybody says it was a real success! People with Weyburn roots returned to happily reminisce, venues were filled with happy patrons. And among them, the Centennial-Wheat Festival Community Church Service was a great celebration. Sponsored by the Weyburn Ministerial, the service was held in one of our oldest church buildings, Knox Presbyterian Church. The Service, supported by worshipers from our many churches, and led by a variety of clergy and lay leaders, was a celebration of the Church's contribution to the development of Weyburn over the last century. The Rev. John Ferrier's meditation set just the right tone, focusing on past achievements, but encouraging the Church to continue to be as positive an influence on the future, as it has on the past development of our City. The Joint Church Choir, led by June Fletcher, and accompanied by Brayden Jensen was a joy to hear. The organ spoke triumphantly under the hands of accomplished organist April Sampson, to lead the full church in praise to God.
In Knox Hall and throughout the building were exhibits of historical beginnings of the Weyburn churches. And following the Service, the Weyburn Youth Centre provided hamburgers, hot Dogs and drinks, augmented by coffee, tea and lemonade by Knox folk.
Whenever the churches come together to speak with one voice, the Lord of the Church is pleased, and we become a strong positive witness in the community. Several people said to me: "We need to do this more often!" They are quite right. May we all work and pray for more such occasions!