It can be a tricky thing to find space for your church body to have community when you don’t technically have a building to call your own. The post-service conversations that we view as such an important part of being together can often be hurried along, recognizing that we have a lot to load up in trailers before we can even go to lunch. Nevertheless, you work with what the Lord has given to you, and we are honestly so thankful that the Lord has provided Lee-Scott as a place for our church family to gather. A few times a year we try to be intentional about creating some space after the service to just stay around a while – to linger, eat, and just be together. Such was the case Sunday, October 19, when we gathered together as kids and adults to worship in the gym, followed by a good old fashioned pot luck lunch in the cafeteria.
I could write for a while about the fried chicken, the mac and cheese, and the banana pudding, but the best part about gatherings like this is the people. We are created to be together, to be extended family together, and at Cornerstone we value this so much that we are willing to leverage time, energy, and funds just to create settings like this. Personally, this day gave me a chance to catch up with some friends that I don’t get to talk to very often. For others it was a chance to meet new people, and for some a chance to foster a relationship that could lead to discipleship or becoming connected in a way that they never have before. That’s the thing about being a church family, when you get together, you never really know what’s going to come from it. But we know this – in scripture God calls us to continue gathering together as the church, and if we have learned one thing in our almost three years at Lee-Scott, it is to trust in His unfailing wisdom. I’m so thankful for my church family, and I can’t wait to get together like this again soon!
Worship Leader, Lee-Scott Site
(To see more photos from lunch, go here.)