[From Deacon Lou Divis]
On a still Saturday evening, people gathered at St. James, Dundaff, for a toe-tapping, hand-clapping, leg-slapping deacon’s Mass with blue grass style hymns. The people sang “Shall We Gather at the River”, “Amazing Grace”, “In Canaan’s Land”, “I’ll Fly Away”. The musicians, John and Dave, led the group with great fervor. The congregation included folks from 5 parishes across 4 counties (Montrose, Susquehanna, Forest City, Clarks Summit, Tunkhannock, Carbondale, Dallas).
After the service, many people stayed to hear the musicians continue to play outside and all enjoyed coffee and cookies and talking together.
This service was possible with great thanks for funding from a Congregational Development Grant from the Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem.
The Coal Town Rounders will lead the congregation at St. James', Dundaff in singing blue grass hymns on Saturday, August 6 at 6.30 pm. Other Blue grass services will be offered on September 3 at 6.30 pm. The entire collection will be donated to the local Habitat for Humanity endeavors.
Regular Sunday morning services are at 10.00 am. Call Rev. Divis 570-878-4670, or Bob S. 570-222-2366 for more information. Please give us a try. We are located on Route 247 near Crystal Lake, on the way to Forest City. We would like to meet you!
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