Canada Day

   I had just about finished writing this post which had taken me two hours or so, when… I lost all my information! Thank you, Lord, for the lesson in patience! So, I’m starting back over and hoping that it will take me less time this time.

   Last year, we celebrated Canada Day by having a number of families over for a meal. This year, we decided to repeat the same thing. The group we had in was a somewhat different group from last year, and again we were blessed with a wonderful time of sharing and fellowshipping.

   Of course, before having people over, there is a certain amount of preparation. We love these times of getting together in the kitchen even if, at times, it gets rather crowded.

working together in the kitchen

preparing potatoes

floral arranging the finished product

Certain ones of us enjoy making desserts look nice

a chocolate pie lemon semialfredo

Everyone was working hard. Well, all except…

Who's working?

   When people began to arrive, everything was ready. We reorganised the food lines somewhat this year, diminishing the crowdedness.

getting something to eat

It was a wonderful time of fellowship.

the meal playing "O Canada"

   The meal was followed by the men going downstairs for a men’s meeting. During that time, the ladies did a bit of cleaning up and spent some time getting to know each other better, catching up on each other, and sharing the Lord’s working in their lives.  The children headed outside to expend some energy and a couple young ladies went with them to keep track of everyone.

the ladies the ladies

the children

   “Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name.” Malachi 3:16

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