This past Sunday afternoon, a dozen Floyd County Lutherans gathered at the Plenty! farm on Elephant Curve Road. Clothed in bright yellow "God's Work. Our Hands." t-shirts, the group stood in a circle with McCabe and Karen, the founders of Plenty!, and Jonathan and Elijah, Plenty! farmers. We went around the circle, sharing our first experience tasting vegetables fresh from a garden; some had been fed baby food made from fresh vegetables while others had their first fresh veggies later in life. The group then split into two smaller ones: those who would plant tender swiss chard and spinach seedlings and those who would scatter cover crop seed over an acre plot. As rain clouds gathered, our yellow brigade worked faithfully, digging and casting, talking and laughing. With dirt-streaked hands and muddy knees, we came back together to share cake and water and talk some more. As we pulled out onto the road home, the first raindrops hit the windshield and we smiled, thankful for the water that would bless our work. Thank you to all who participated in Sunday's event and all who contribute in varied ways to programs that help neighbors share food with one another. God's Work. Our Hands.
This coming Saturday, September 13, marks the finale of Oak Grove Pavilion's 20th season. We'll go out with a bang with a dinner and music benefitting Christmas for Children and Silver Bells, two groups that provide children and seniors in our community with Christmas gifts. Gravel Road and Scott Perry and Three Shades of Blue will provide the music for the evening. Dinner starts at 5:30 pm; you can reserve tickets in advance for $10 (adults) and $5 (children 4-8) by calling the church office at 745-2906 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Adult tickets will be $15 at the door. See you Saturday!
We keep in prayer: Max Whalen as he recovers from surgery; Iva Dell Harris, mother of Eddie Harris; and Clyde Womble, father of Rhonda Womble.
Have you seen our new parish website? It looks fabulous! Thank you to Rebbecca Jackson for building the site and keeping it up! Visit www.floydlutherans.weebly.com to see more
The love of our neighbor in all its fullness simply means being able to say, 'What are you going through?’ - Simone Weil
Yours in Christ,