Christmas Friendship Dinner

7 Dec

It came, it went, and we made lasting memories! Saturday was a flurry of activity at our house and church. We practiced our music in the morning, baked desserts, and then I packed up and headed to do a harp program at a local church while the rest of the family put up all our outside decorations and lights for Christmas. I returned from the program and, in a whirlwind, we packed all our instruments, pots and pans, food and desserts, and gifts into the car and headed to the church for our friendship dinner. 

We had a great time that evening! We started out with an hour long music program in the sanctuary. The specials were lovely; the notes played were beautiful; the voices sounded heavenly; and the spirit of everyone there was filled with love and joy! It was a great time remembering our Saviour’s birth and rejoicing in His goodness and love! 

Afterwards, we headed downstairs, had a full meal, and enjoyed much fellowship and laughter. Dad gave a brief message explaining God’s free gift of salvation and then gifts were passed out to the visitors. 

We were exhausted after it was all over but what a blessing it was to be able to have the privilege of serving our friends this Christmas season. “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” Like 2:14

 

Getting ready for the service to start

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Amanda Parry with some friends she invited

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My dear grandparents with friends from the senior center

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Parry girls sang two specials. (Robin is at the piano)

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April Roskos playing “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”

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Thomas and Robin

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Anne Roskos played a beautiful Christmas medley

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Playing “Hark the Herald Angels Sing”

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The Christmas story – Luke 2

(I recite the passage while playing three Christmas carols on the harp)

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Food and Fellowship

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Saying the goodbyes! 🙂

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6 Responses to “Christmas Friendship Dinner”

  1. Robin December 8, 2008 at 8:41 am #

    I love our friendship dinners!!! So much fun! 🙂 And Sara, I am always so impressed at how you can play the harp and talk at the same time, let alone a whole passage of Scripture from memory! If only I were as gifted as you…..lol 😉 Love you, my dear!

  2. Miss Jen December 8, 2008 at 1:11 pm #

    It sounds and looks like you had a lovely evening! 🙂

  3. Amber Rogers December 8, 2008 at 9:05 pm #

    How wonderful to see all your beautiful faces, and how lonely I am for all of you. I just can’t believe how these Roskos children have changed!! I wish I could have heard all your specials. A very Merry Christmas to all of you.

  4. Anne December 11, 2008 at 4:14 pm #

    Awwwwwwwwwwww,thx Mrs. Rodgers. Sara,we had so much fun,didn’t we? After getting over the horrible nervouseness!!!!!!!!!!! Ugg,I thought I was going to die,but i guess i did alright!!! You did awsome and I love Carol of the Bells !!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 and the dinner was GREAT!!! Lots of fun,I luv christmas.

  5. !April Olivia! December 13, 2008 at 11:50 am #

    What a wonderful dinner!!!! All the specials were WONDERFUL, and everyone who came had such a wonderful time! The guests kept saying “so much talent for such a small church!!! 😉 🙂 Sara you did such a wonderful job on the harp, it amazes me you can tell a story and play!!!!

  6. Manda Parry December 14, 2008 at 9:25 pm #

    Wow! they’re some pretty nice pix you got!!! and dido to the comment on carrol of the bells! so beautiful…i couldn’t help but smile! you guys REALLY are talented! lol! :-*

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