On a sunny Sunday morning in August, Grace church on Green Lake Road hosted an outdoor service and picnic. Notices had been placed in mail boxes across the community to invite families in the neighbourhood to join in on a special gathering.
Arrangements were made to have “The Intermittents”, a Pembroke area men’s choir on hand who opened the event with songs from memory lane and to lead with hymns during the service.
Pastor Leena led the service with communion under a tent that offered welcomed shade on the side lawn of the church yard. There was an abundance of positive energy as the group, young and old, grandchildren and grandparents and those in the middle, shared the fellowship. It was a God sent moment.
Following service, thanks to our two barbeque chefs of the day, a scrumptious luncheon of hamburgers and hotdogs with all the trimmings was enjoyed by all. Members were most generous with the supply of garden green trimmings for the burgers, fruit, cookies and squares that went well with scoops of ice cream from the kitchen. We are so blessed in our smaller communities with a large degree of volunteerism that makes special events such as this possible and memorable in our church family.