FRIDAY’S DEVOTIONAL

Friday, October 24

Hebrews 10:2425 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

 

Reflection:

A tradition that, as much as any others, defines the First Presbyterian Church of Barre is the Scottish Tea and Bazaar. Thousands of hours have been poured into the Scottish Tea and Bazaar as a way making manifest God’s love and Christ’s hospitality. Pam Cyr reflects on the Tea in this way:

“Memories of the Scottish Tea and Bazaar are not all of the day itself, but all the gatherings in preparation. There were the apron sewing bees, wreath making, dried flower arrangements and other craft work bees and now scone making. The biggest work bee of all was making the mealie puddings. Young and old, all able bodies were needed for making mealie puddings! During all these work bees there has always been a lot of good conversation, laughter and a time to get to know each other better.

On Scottish Tea and Bazaar day fellowship expands to the wider community. Three, sometimes four generations of our family have enjoyed getting together for the tea. The tea is always good and the bazaar amazing, but what’s relished the most is the fellowship and Christian love present through it all.

Question for reflection:

What memories do you have of the Scottish Tea or other all-church fellowship and hospitality activities.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s