On Sunday the 8th of May members of the Arva and Kileshandra group of parishes gathered in the beautiful sunshine at Carrigallen Mart for their annual tractor service. The tractor service is a great community event when folk from all faiths come together to ask for God’s blessing on their work and a large crowd arrived with tractors of all makes and sizes to pray for the season ahead. The service was led by Rev. Hazel Hicks and Shane Connolly and Brian McNally read the lessons. The guest preacher was Dean Raymond Ferguson who reminded us that our lives don’t consist of the abundance of our possessions but should be placed in the lasting joy we find in Jesus Christ our risen Saviour. After the sermon Rev. Ali Calvin and Rev. Hazel Hicks led the congregation in prayers for safety and protection on farms, for good weather and for farming families. Fr. Dan Sheridan led the grace before the evening concluded with a wonderful tea and a good opportunity to catch up with people we may not have seen in a while.
Left to Right: Rev. Hazel Hicks, Dean Raymond Ferguson, Rev. Ali Calvin, Fr. Dan Sheridan