“Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing” could have been the theme when close to 1,000 people came together in British Columbia’s Fraser Valley to celebrate the Christian Reformed Church’s 150th anniversary.
The June 3 worship and communion service in Surrey, B.C., was a joint effort of the Christian Reformed churches in the Fraser Valley, stretching 140 miles (224 km) from Vancouver to Chilliwack.
The service used liturgies provided by the denomination and was led by a team of musicians representing many of the area churches.
Rev. Henry Wildeboer, a retired pastor from Oakville, Ontario, gave the message, and the Surrey Christian School grade-five choir served as a fitting reminder of the grace of God passed on through generations.
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