Trinity Episcopal Church to host hymn festival

At 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 24, Trinity Episcopal Church, at the corner of Washington Avenue and Ninth Street in Tyrone, will host A Hymn Festival, Highlighting The Earthly Life of Christ.
Methodist Minister Norman Huff will guide participants with brief Bible readings about Christ’s life from the Bethlehem Manger, to the Wilderness Temptation, to Jerusalem’s Palm Sunday Parade, to the Upper Room, to the Cross of Calvary, to the Empty Tomb, to the Ascension Clouds, and to The Gathering At Pentecost. After he reads about Christ’s Wilderness Temptation, Reverend Huff will sing Geoffrey O’Hara’s beloved 1937 vocal solo, I Walked Today Where Jesus Walked.
Huff’s daughter, Debra Huff Estright, conductor of Tyrone’s Allegheny Chorale, will lead the audience in a hymn sing that will parallel the scriptural themes of Reverend Huff’s Bible readings about Christ’s earthly life. To celebrate His resurrection, Estright will sing Graham and Lovland’s hugely popular 2003 hit entitled You Raise Me Up.
Presbyterian organist Richard Merryman will provide a hymn accompaniment on the historic 13-rank Estey Pipe Organ, built in 1956 by the Estey Pipe Organ Company of Brattleboro, Vermont, at a cost of $12,000. Merryman’s accompaniments will seek to enhance the spiritual atmosphere of the scripture and songs offered by Huff and Estright.
Tyrone baseball stars James and Thomas Coleman, who were baptized in Trinity Church in 1980, will serve as honorary hosts and ushers. A food and fellowship hour will follow this event in Wilson Parish Hall. Trinity Pastor Jeanne Jacobson extends a cordial invitation to all music lovers in the community to join the folks at Trinity Episcopal Church at 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 24 for this hymn festival about Christ’s earthly life.