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Harvest thanksgiving services at Glenavy Methodist Church

Pictured at the Harvest Thanksgiving service in Glenavy Methodist Church last Sunday evening (15th October) are L to R: (front) The Mayor - Councillor Trevor Lunn, the Mayoress - Mrs Laureen Lunn, Mrs Irene Spence and the Rev Leslie Spence. (back row) Harlandic Choir members - John Clark – Secretary, Helena Nicholl – Pianist and John Lyttle - Conductor.

The Mayor - Councillor Trevor Lunn and the Mayoress - Mrs Laureen Lunn were the special guests at a Harvest Thanksgiving service in Glenavy Methodist Church last Sunday evening (15th October). The minister, the Rev Leslie Spence, gave the call to worship and welcomed the congregation and his special guests, the Mayor, the Mayoress and the Harlandic Male Voice Choir and their conductor John Lyttle. Mr Spence thanked everyone who decorated the church so tastefully and helped provide the harvest supper after the service.

Charlotte Moore, the Glenavy Methodist organist, accompanied by Amy Lutton and Mark Ross on flute, led the congregational praise. The hymns were, ‘We plough the fields and scatter’, ‘To thee, O Lord, our hearts we raise’, and ‘Great is they faithfulness’.

John Lyttle - Conductor, Helena Nicholl - Pianist, the Mayor - Councillor Trevor Lunn, the Mayoress - Mrs Laureen Lunn and the Rev Leslie Spence pictured with the Harlandic Male Voice Choir that sang at the Harvest Thanksgiving service in Glenavy Methodist Church last Sunday evening (15th October).

John Lyttle - Conductor, Helena Nicholl - Pianist, the Mayor - Councillor Trevor Lunn, the Mayoress - Mrs Laureen Lunn and the Rev Leslie Spence pictured with the Harlandic Male Voice Choir that sang at the Harvest Thanksgiving service in Glenavy Methodist Church last Sunday evening (15th October).

The Mayor read the Old Testament scripture lesson and Mr Spence in his address spoke on the topic ‘ The fruit of Love’. The Harlandic Male Voice Choir sang, ‘With a voice of singing’, ‘Come let us to the Lord our God’, ‘Remember me O mighty one’, ‘Glorious things of thee are spoken’, ‘Walking with God’, ‘When I survey the wondrous cross’ and ‘I hear thy welcome voice’.

The Mayor brought greetings and asked for God’s blessing on the Methodist congregation at Glenavy. He thanked the Rev Leslie Spence for his welcome and spoke about the need to welcome and embrace ethnic minorities now coming to work and live in Northern Ireland emphasising that Lisburn as a City has to mean something.

The Rev Leslie Spence and Charlotte Moore - Glenavy Methodist organist pictured with Mark Ireland from Devon (seated) who was the organist who played at ‘The Organist Entertains’ last Monday night (16th October).

The Rev James Lemon was the guest speaker at the Sunday morning harvest service at Glenavy Methodist. The harvest celebrations concluded last Monday evening with a concert entitled ‘The Organist Entertains’ featuring classic, pop and religious music with guest organist Mark Ireland from Devon.