Sunday, October 25, 2015

Music and More!

This is part of the group from WTW A Cappella Choirs during 1971-77 who helped us get our new Worship and Song hymnals in memory of Geoff. We dedicated them this morning and sang a wonderful John Thornburg hymn. From left are  Marla C Muns, Becky Borders, Linda Vouras Olsen, Billy Ferrell, Tom Council, Wini Council, Pete Puckett, Diane Panasci and Sharon Leftwich Miller in Mesquite, Texas.
What a TERRIFIC worship service we had on Oct. 25 for Music Heritage Sunday! Our St. Stephen Choir and Bell Choir filled our sanctuary and our souls with beautiful vocal and instrumental music. Our music director Ryan Forkner brought an inspirational message of how through music, we know and are known by God. And a major highlight of the morning was the dedication of new "Worship and Music" song books, made possible through proceeds to a memorial fund for Geoffrey Council, late son of our music director emeritus Tom Council and wife Wini Council.

AFTER worship we had fun with a baby shower for Ryan and Christy Forkner in honor of the impending birth of their third daughter, Robyn. The highlight of this event -- aside from the baby loot! -- was a funny, silly game in which we drew pictures of Robyn's nursery on paper plates held on top of our heads. Donna Bailey won the prize -- a coveted St. Stephen UMC Cookbook! Thanks to Amy Martindale and Jessica Fulenwider for organizing this event on our behalf.

Here we are playing our baby shower game ...

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