Saturday, November 20, 2010

Thanksgiving Dinner #1

Today our Bible Study had a Thanksgiving dinner together. I got pies at Marie Callendar's along with whipped cream. Dan had to work, so he wouldn't make it till late. What a blessing, though, to finally be involved in a minichurch (growth group) and meet some more church family. They are so fun. And it's funny that the person whose house we have the study in reminds me so much of Stella. Bev has the same type of voice, same mannerisms and even the same sense of humor! Such a sweet lady. And it's a nice mix of people in this group. I should have taken more pictures of the people rather than just the food. I Well, I love that it's only three blocks away - walking distance. So here is the food layout:

This is Bev's house - just around the corner a couple of blocks.

And here is Bev (my Stella) and Reggie (from Ireland) who carved the turkey. He is such a crack-up. I should have had this in video mode. He was dancing while Bev was trying to tie the apron on. (They are not married. Her husband died a few years ago and I'm not sure when Reggie lost his wife. Good friends.) 

Linda brough this candle as a remembrance of people who used to be in the group
(before our time) who have gone home to the Lord.
And then we watched this. It has been a long time since I've seen this film - it is totally a must-see.

So we had a nice time of fellowship, food and film.
And now I'm ready for my next meal - in San Luis Obispo.
We will be coming up for the holiday after all.
Maybe we'll see you while we're up visiting.
But if we don't see you, I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving.
Remember what the Lord has done and be thankful.

Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father
for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 5:19b-20

...give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thess. 5:18

1 comment:

jenny said...

So glad you have gotten involved... isn't church a blessing???