Churches get together for weekly Lenten luncheon

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 9 March 2016 at 12:00 am

ALBION – The fellowship hall at Christ Church in Albion was packed today for the weekly Lenten luncheon. Churches in the Albion area take turns preparing meals and messages every Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m.

The top photo shows Carole Patterson, a member of the Gaines Congregational Church, going through the line for lunch.

The West Barre United Methodist Church prepared soup and sandwiches and the Barre Presbyterian Church made the desserts.

This group from the West Barre served up several different soups. They include, from left: Lee Preston, Cheryl Maxon, Eileen Collins, Carolyn Unger and Roberta Call.

Jack Richardson, retired pastor at the West Barre church, leads the group in singing, “To God Be The Glory.” There were about 60 people at the luncheon today.

Don Snyder, a retired prison chaplain who is now an associate minister at Oak Orchard Assembly of God in Medina, gave a message after lunch today.

“Hope is the bright star on a dark night,” Snyder said. “Jesus became our example and put hope in our lives.”

The Lenten luncheon series continues next Wednesday at Christ Church. It is open to the community.