Well, we also have daily noon as well as some evening services each day during Holy Week. It's a community gathering with guest preachers from other churches around town. And after each service, we have a meal together.
I attend the noon services, and for our meals, we enjoy sandwiches and dessert. On Thursday, we also have homemade vegetable soup (my favorite day of the week!). Traditionally, each day is hosted by a different United Methodist Women's circle. My circle has always hosted Tuesday, but we're also helping with Mondays as well now. Circle members as well as others in the church donate the sandwiches and cookies/desserts.
This week, I took photos to share! So y'all can feel as if you've been there with me. :)
This is after I made my sandwiches at home. Four loaves of ham or bologna sandwiches--cut in half so the insides show for making selections. And I saved the end pieces to freeze to make croutons!
Here you can see where we've set up the tables so a large number of people can flow through, picking out their sandwiches. Lots to choose from!
Here's the iced tea station.
Here are two
And here comes the crowd filing in from the service!
Some close ups of the more popular sandwiches. Spinach (I'll get you the recipe later!).
Here you see ham and cheese, chicken salad (some had cranberries and nuts that was SO good!), ham salad, peanut butter and jelly, and egg salad. Oh, and another one so scarce I couldn't get a photo before they were gone: pineapple and cream cheese!
Here, along with my finger, is a photo of those chicken salad sandwiches I mentioned.
And here's the popular peanut butter and jelly on raisin bread.
And of course, the homemade cookies and brownies!
Here's a shot as the tables were filling. Lots of eating and fellowshipping this week. One of my favorite weeks of the year. We've had some great preaching as well, time to reflect on the Passion of Jesus.
No cooking to share today since I made ham and bologna, :) but I hope to get a couple of recipes to share later.
I pray you each have a blessed Easter weekend!