Tuesday, May 16, 2006

ministering with a meal Thursday

". . . do not grieve like the rest, who have no hope . . . . we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him." (1 Thes.4:13-14 TNIV)
Nan Jacobson's funeral service is this Thursday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. here at the church building. Nan was a long-time MoSt Church member and a former church secretary here. We typically prepare a meal for MoSt Church members who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Our monthly potluck lunch (aka: Caleb's Classics) is from noon until 1:00 p.m. the third Thursday of the month. This Thursday, all three of matters will be combined together for a special time of ministry.

From noon until 1:00 p.m. this Thursday, the "typical Caleb's Classics crowd," all the Jacobson family and friends who will be attending Nan's funeral and anyone else who can attend will all gather in our Annex for a meal together. Our building will be a convenient, spacious place for folks to gather following the meal for Nan's service. Since the interment is not until 3:00 p.m. Friday in Bastrop (Fairview Cemetery), we will have an opportunity to gather in our Annex following the service to share some sweets and desserts together.
"Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn." (Romans 12:15 TNIV)
So, if you have been wondering about plans for a meal for the Jacobson family or if you have been wondering about Caleb's Classics this Thursday, the answer is - come prepared as you normally would for Caleb's Classics plus extra food that you would share with the Jacobson family and friends.
"Then I heard a voice from heaven say, 'Write: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.' 'Yes,' says the Spirit, 'they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them.'" (Revelation 14:13 TNIV)