Each year we gather together at this time as brethren around a meal in fellowship and thankfulness to the Lord for His spiritual and temporal provisions. And so, by God’s mercies, we were able to meet together for this once again!
This is before the meal time:
And here are the tables decorated very nicely!
The Lord graciously supplied the meal provisions in the main courses:
And desserts! YUM!
And then it was time to break bread (and turkey and all of the trimmings!) together:
After the meal, the Lord granted, and we enjoyed, a peaceful and very pleasant time of continued fellowship and hanging out together, here with the ladies:
…and here, the men:
It is our prayer that we be and continue to be a candlestick of the Church here, for Christ’s glory (Rev 1:20,11:4):
We are grateful to the Lord for granting us this time of gathering together for His glory in thanks. May we be ever thankful for His perfections, love, condescension, forbearance, forgiveness, and the multitudes of His other graces and mercies; and by His graces and mercies may we be willingly obedient and faithful servants of Him, out of love for Him, with our hearts focused on the person of Christ, as a purified bride (continuing to be purified by Him even now, individually and as a group), with love, faithfulness, service, and forbearance to the brethren, in humility and meekness, with His continued faith unto the end, wherever that might lead. Amen.