We had our annual church picnic last Sunday. It is a little odd that we call it a picnic because for the last four years we have held it inside at Bill Gode's house in Corydon. He has a beautiful sun room that is almost like being outside except for the bugs and rain. I loved it and I think everyone else had a good time too.
We began with Morning Prayer and instead of me giving a sermon we had a dialogue about the Gospel reading. It was a wonderful interchange of thoughts about what it means to be a Christian and the importance of having Christ in our lives. I think all of us felt a stronger bond when I finally brought it to a close.
Afterward, we ate and ate. And, the food was so good. Bill made a pumpkin desert that was delicious. He also made a carrot loaf (meatloaf without the meat) that was truly enjoyed by all.
There was so much to eat and I regret I didn't get to try it all.
I forgot to mention that both congregations were at the picnic. As we were riding back to Chariton, Dru made a comment. She said it was the first time she had had a chance to really get to know Van. That kind comment is enough to warm a vicar's heart.
I am already looking forward to next year's picnic.