It was with great pride and raucous celebration that an overflowing church celebrated the ordination of Emily Duggan on the first weekend of June at the meeting of Manitou Conference in Mindemoya, on Manitoulin Island. United Church luminaries Rob Dalgliesh, musician Ron Klusmeier and Moderator Gary Paterson were on-hand to greet the busload of Trinity pilgrims who traveled many hours to attend a worship service that was overwhelming in its love and celebration!
Trinity is much-blessed by the presence of Emily and her family. Emily’s mom, Darlene, regularly gifts us with her enthusiasm for music and drama. Emily’s step-dad Dave is so often behind-the-scenes of our biggest meals and fundraisers, as well as leading Tuesday night’s Beavers. Emily has been a beloved soloist for many Christmas Eves, she’s shared insights around Israel-Palestine, for years she’s worshiped with us, occasionally preached, and been treasured in our life and prayers.
Emily takes those prayers with her to her new ministry in Louisburg, Cape Breton, which begins this summer. –But not before we get to celebrate her during our 10:30 worship service on Sunday June 9th! Emily will preside with Lisa at communion and receive some parting gifts from the congregation.
Congratulations, Rev. Emily, you are a blessing!