M-4 Soup Supper with Richard Mouw
Who comes out to soup suppers any more? All M-4 churches asked for rsvp's and by Sunday afternoon we had 47 with a supper planned for 200?!?! But come out they did. I counted about 155 (Martha says it was more). The four gourmet soups were delicious (prepared by a caterer from All-Saints) and people filled the gym with the noise of neighbors meeting neighbors.
We adjourned to the sanctuary and sat in rapt attention as Rich Mouw spoke on "convicted civility" from the family table to street behavior, from politics local to politics global and then into the arenas of faith. He had the words and voice I needed to hear both this morning and this evening.
Seeing the sanctuary filled with members from all four churches is inherently a good thing, to listen together, the learn together, to laugh together and to pray together. God is good!