On Monday we went to the church and changed the sign from general conference to Easter. We also completed a puzzle at the church that has been there since before Christmas. We decided his birth should be finished before his resurrection.
|Sign by the church|
|Departing sisters: Sisters Tuisku (Finland), Phillips, Rosenlauf, and Wheeler (not departing)|
|Presentation by Elder and Sister Firmage|
|Display on the road between Stirling and Belleville|
|Hockey is a contact sport|
|Are these the new hockey uniforms|
|An evening of blessings|
After spending many hours planning we needed to get out, so back to Ferris Park for a stroll (which turned out a lot longer than expected). This was followed by a choir practice with the community choir.
|A swift nesting area - event the birds have moved away|
|No, there are no birds there either|
|We found some while walking along the Trent Canal|
|A small lake in the countryside|
|On the shore of Lake Ontario|
|Jonathan Livingston Seagull|
|Canadian geese bobbing for food|
|A walk through the woods|
|Where are the frogs?|
|Sister Holt tells the Easter story|
|It takes a lot of hot air to blow up two balloons at once|
We had a special Easter program for church today. It included seven narrators and nine hymns. Gail Shannon, our branch music director, put the program together. We had 37 in attendance (only 3 of the active members were missing) which included a family from Etobicoke and Mike, Dani, and Ezmarelda (nonmembers who live just up the street from the church) who decided to come. Sister Wheeler was the organist and gave the Relief Society lesson. Gail invited us to her house for dinner after church.
|Gail with her dog Forman|