Thanks to all you shining stars for making our dinner to celebrate Thanksgiving, St. Andrew’s Day and Advent such a success!
Blessings to the churches of St. Andrew’s and St. Luke’s for coming together at the very large table beautifully laid out by Liz and Mike with candles from their daughter’s wedding along with their entire linen supply. For Gill who supported me in planning from the beginning baking beautiful rolls and supplying two massive bags of potatoes. Her nimble hands chopped vegetables diligently, washed every single potato and stood at a very hot stove to the very end. To Linda who gave us that last minute power assist needed to get the sausage and roast potatoes cooked. To Mike Furness, Mike Batho, Nick, Howard and Liz who helped serve every delicious morsel – we even had turkey, mashed potatoes and kale leftover. To Mark who arranged for us to get the Youth Centre making the entire event possible and for personally calling to ensure all were invited. Thank you for leading us in the blessing. To Gill and Linda who supplied lovely pies for the pumpkin pie bake-off and to Peter for being such a good judge. To Mike Furness for a knock-out quiz and the reminder of that exquisite horse, See the Stars! To our surprise visitor who helped massively by washing up at the end.
A special thanks to Howard and Norman who stood by us all the way from the beginning to the end running interference to insure every pass was completed.
To all who came and joined in the celebration with much wine and merry mirth, God bless you all.