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of May, Rev. Bill Nickels accepted a call from Orange Presbyterian Church in 1985. He would remain for the next 20 years, guiding the congregation through dark days and fair.
In the process of cleaning out the Education Wing, a cassette tape was discovered. According to the notation on the box, it's a recording of Bill Nickel's final worship service at OPC.
The other side of the tape also has a service lead by Rev. Peters, presumably from the week before.
As it turns out, these aren't Rev. Nickels' final services. They were recorded near the end of his tenure when he was granted sabbatical leave for study and reflection.
Bill Nickel's Next-to-last Worship Service Before Sabbatical
Bill Nickel's Final Worship Service Before Sabbatical
There's lots of special music in store for Sunday Worship at OPC. Here's the lineup:
Sunday, Oct 29: OPC Handbell Choir
All Saints Sunday
Sunday, Nov 5: Charlottesville Flute Ensemble
Sunday, Nov 19: Greg Harris, piano
First Sunday of Advent
Sunday, Dec 3: OPC Handbell Choir
Second Sunday of Advent
Sunday, Dec 10: Woodwind Trio
(English Horn, Soprano Recorder, Piano)
Saturday, Dec 16: Orange Community Chorus Christmas Concert, 7:30pm
Third Sunday of Advent
Sunday, Dec 17: SATB Choir
Sunday, Dec 24: Soprano Soloist