Worship on Firemen’s Feast Sunday

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Celebrating God’s Love in our Community

The people of Carmine pull together in service to their neighbors throughout the year.  One of the main events of the year in Carmine is the annual Firemen’s Feast (Click link for more information).  This fundraising event helps cover the cost of providing a fire department for this community.

There are large numbers of people who give of their time, energy and resources to make this event happen each year.  In order to provide a time of worship on Sunday morning for these faithful servants MLLC brings church to them.

A brief worship service with Holy Communion will be offered this Sunday, July 17, at about 7:30 a.m. at the Carmine VFD fire house. (We will also gather at MLLC for our usual time of worship at 9:00 a.m. this Sunday.)  All people who will be serving at the Firemen’s Feast Sunday morning are especially invited to participate in this time of prayer, Word and Sacrament.  We are expecting 50+ participants this year.  Most of the people at this service are the cooks for the chicken, but the service is not limited to those at the firehouse.  If you are going to be working at the dinner at Carmine Hall, please feel free to attend this 7:30 a.m. service at the Fire Station before you head over to prepare the hall for serving. The photo above is from a previous year’s service.

Firemen’s Feast Worship

 

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It is a busy day in Carmine, Texas.  Today, July 20, is the annual “Firemen’s Feast”.  This is the annual fundraising meal for the Carmine Volunteer Fire Department.  At MLLC we give thanks to God for the caring work of these community servants.

The work of cooking the fried chicken for the meal begins early on Sunday morning.  Dozens of cooks gather at the Carmine Fire Station for this work.   Since this event is on Sunday morning we offer the opportunity for the cooks to gather for God’s Word and Holy Communion.  We bring the Church to the Fire Station each year at an early morning time.  The cooks are already busy as the worship space is set up between the fire equipment and the food preparation area.  For about 10 minutes the cooks take a break for prayer, to give thanks, to hear the Word of God, and to be assured of God’s love and forgiveness in Holy Communion.  This year 50 men and boys paused their work to be a part of this special worship service.

We are thankful for the service of the Carmine Volunteer Fire Department.  We are thankful for the opportunity to support their work and to encourage them in their faith in Christ.

 

Here are some additional photos from this special event:

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