Big Celebrations in Kaohsiung this past weekend! St. Paul’s Church, Kaohsiung was established in 1954, and the present building was consecrated on May 31, 1964 ~ so a double celebration of 60 years of mission and 50 years of the church YES!
On Saturday we celebrated with a special Thanksgiving Service at St. Paul’s, attended by many from all over Taiwan….
For those of us from the far north, we started out very early in order to be on the 7:30am HSR train from Taipei… fortunately after days of heavy rain, finally the sun came out, and in fact shone all day YES!
What a great service, and what lovely people! Everyone knows everyone in the Taiwan Episcopal Church, just like one big family, so there were lots of reunions and of course photos (always photos ha ha!), and all followed by birthday cake and buffet lunch…
After lunch, off to 美麗島車站 Formosa Boulevard Station on the Kaohsiung MRT, famous for its Dome of Light, apparently the largest glass work in the world….
And so to St. Timothy’s Church, Kaohsiung for a concert in the evening by our good friends, Cynthia Lawing on the piano, and her husband Bill Lawing on the trumpet (both from Davidson College, North Carolina) in honor of the 60th anniversary of the Taiwan Episcopal Church ~ they had also played a piece earlier in the day during the service at St. Paul’s Church so we were doubly blessed, what a great day!
Thanking God for his many blessings on St. Paul’s Church during these past 60 years and for a wonderful day on Saturday ~ and please do pray for St. Paul’s and their wonderful ministry….