Friday, July 3, 2009

A Community in a Community

When you live in a small community you find out how much support you have when a loved member of the community dies. Everyone plans to come to the service and here in Minnesota we always serve lunch. The menu is simple, ham, buns, salads, and my favorite cakes.

The reason this story is different from all the others is the quantity of people, this small hard working community, of church women will feed. Me, being the new chairperson and green behind ears gets the call, 300 guests. Three hundred guests. Our church is small and without the community hall we could not seat three hundred. I needed to find a new place to serve lunch. The Emily City Hall was available. That part was simple.

We rely on our church community to donate the cakes and salads. Usually it's a small number of each and a few calls do the trick. Today I had to find 30 salads and 20 cakes. Just then your heart beats a little faster and I got a little nervous, then the phone starts ringing. The community around our church started to make calls. It wasn't for me but the sheer need to support the people who live here.

At the end of the day, I am tired, but satisfied. The surprise was that they weren't called they called us. Wow, just when you think our nation is in such trouble, the real people that make this nation great show themselves to us.
God Bless those that made my day a pleasure, not hard ship. To those who wrote nice comments of prayers thanks, I love my interent friends. I hope to be back reading your blogs very soon. I miss them and you.


  1. you have done a great job and I am deeply delighted to see that His grace is making you lack of nothing.

    I have added myself to your followers list.

    Have a blessed day everyday, I pray in Jesus' wonderful name. Amen.

  2. Truly noble work that you're doing. :) Kudos!

  3. People are amazing and will often step up when the need is there. I am sure you did a great job organizing the church function.
    Have a wonderful 4th of July, even though your heart is heavy due to the loss of your friend.

  4. hmm..even our church works i same way as yours..

    There is much strength and courage when people come together living as one family....


  6. Hi Carol: Thanks so much for stopping by. I caught up on posts and wanted to extend my condolences and my thanks for sharing the wonderful people that are so seldom celebrated. Certainly, you are on the list in your community. I love everything is like stopping by a relaxing pond!