Trip to Stornoway

18 people from the Airdrie congregation travelled to Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis for the ordination and induction of Mr Stephen McCollum as the minister of Stornoway RPCS.  Some folks journey up on Thursday the 27th April, but most of us left Airdrie bright and early on Friday morning the 28th.  Travelling up through the Highlands to the Isle of Skye, and then catching the ferry from Uig on Skye to Tarbert on the Isle of Harris and then travelling on to Stornoway, it was quite a journey through spectacular scenery.  The Lord blessed us with good weather and safety on the road for which we are thankful.  It was great to meet up with some of the ones who were coming from Glasgow RPCS on the same boat.  Upon arrival in Stornoway we had some time to relax before heading to the town hall for the service.  Rev. Kenneth Stewart’s sermon was excellent, applicable both to the man about to become a minister, the ministers there, and those of us sitting in the pew.  After the sermon, Mr McCollum took his vows and was then ordained as a minister.  After the service presentations were made to Rev. McCollum, Mrs Brenda McCollum and their daughter Zoe, Rev. Kenneth Stewart who had been the interim moderator, and Rev. Donald Macdonald.  Everyone then walked back to the hotel for supper followed by some speeches by Rev. Wallace McCollum and Rev. Andrew Quigley.  It was great to see Stephen, Brenda, and Zoe again, as they are very much missed in Airdrie.  It was also good to catch up with friends from the Stornoway church.  Some of us travelled back the next day, and others stayed through the weekend and headed home on Monday.  It was a wonderful few days in every way.

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