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Tyrone Presbyterians to celebrate 150 years

At 10:30 a.m. worship on Sunday, July 22, the 79 members of Tyrone Presbyterian Church will celebrate their Journey Of 150 Years with A Service Of Music And The Spoken Word, followed by a catered dinner in the church fellowship hall.
Long-time church member and tenor Larrie Derman will sing I Walked Today Where Jesus Walked. Church member and Hollidaysburg Middle School Band Director Kris Laird will sing At The Turning Of The Narrow Road, composed in 1963 by a son of the church named Dr. Samuel T. Lewis III. Laird also will provide trumpet accompaniment for the three congregational hymns.
Long-time church organist Richard Merryman will perform Festival Toccata, a popular Organ Showpiece in Tyrone, often performed by Wilson Theatre Organist and Former Presbyterian Organist Eugene Dayton. General Presbyter Joy Kaufmann will offer Insights From Huntingdon Presbytery. Retired Methodist Minister Norman Huff will serve as Liturgist For The Service.
Dr. Richard K. Giffen, a Retired Executive Presbyter living in South Carolina, will deliver The 150th Anniversary Address entitled Harvesting Righteousness. Before his career as An Executive Presbyter in New Jersey, Dr. Giffen served as Pastor Of The Tyrone Church from 1963 until 1971. Reverend Giffen’s Tyrone Secretary Betty Rodgers will re-introduce the guest speaker to the congregation.
Following the service of music and the spoken word, the audience will adjourn to fellowship hall, where they will enjoy a dinner catered by Scott Collinash. Church members urge anyone with associations to Tyrone Presbyterian Church over the years to Come Celebrate Their Journey Of 150 Years at 10:30 a.m. worship on Sunday, July 22.