A Hymn Sing and Pie Fellowship

If you remember, July’s church fellowship was game and dessert night. We didn’t have one in August due to schedules, but this month, we scheduled a hymn sing with a pie fellowship.

Wow.ย If we thought game night was a hit, this topped it. Everyone loved it! We gathered in the “living room” and sang hymns, per request. We even had three special musics interspersed. One was from a dear elderly friend, who sang Amazing Grace accapella, complete with John Newton’s hymn history. Priceless.

Joshua and Christopher gave us a guitar duet of Nothing but the Blood, and Joseph, Anna, Jesse, and Mary sang their classic Holy, Holy, Holy.

Pictures can hardly do justice to last night, but I tried. There was much laughter, talking, and enjoyment of fellowship in the Lord Jesus.

Love,
Sarah

This was the beginning of the girls' apple pie.
This was the beginning of the girls’ apple pie.
John came up with his own pie recipe. I'm serious. It was a white chocolate pie with delicious chunks.
John came up with his own pie recipe. I’m serious. It was a white chocolate pie with delicious chunks.

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Joseph putting the finishing touches on Elissa's key lime pie.
Joseph putting the finishing touches on Elissa’s key lime pie.
Key lime pie and apple were runner ups in popularity, but John's was top!
Key lime pie and apple were runner ups in popularity, but John’s was top!
Jesse and Joshua
Jesse and Joshua
This lady loves Tina.
This lady loves Tina.
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Amazing Grace special!

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John and Drew are definitely buddies.
John and Drew are definitely buddies.

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Abby and Ruthie

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I took this picture before the last piece was gone, but even that disappeared. Good work, John!
I took this picture before the last piece was gone, but even that disappeared. Good work, John!
This is a twist on a selfie picture (using a mirror).
This is a twist on a selfie picture (using a mirror).

“Both young men, and maidens;
old men, and children:
Let them praise the name of the LORD:
for his name alone is excellent;
his glory is above the earth and heaven.”
Psalm 148:12-13

15 thoughts on “A Hymn Sing and Pie Fellowship”

  1. Oh those pies look good. I just finished a key lime for a friends birthday. Serious hand cramp from squeezing so many key limes. John is going to be inundated with requests for his white chocolate pie recipe. That sounds so yummy. It is such a blessing to go singing at the nursing home. I’ve only done it at Christmas but the elderly’ loved it. Even a woman with severe arthritis in her hands played the piano. Of course it wasn’t perfect but that made it all the more special in my opinion that she still had it in her heart. This looks like such a wonderful time. Bless you Maxwell family for the happiness you bring to these folks.

    Johnna

  2. What a fun idea! The pies look yummy! Colby told us yesterday he loved “old people” when he saw an elderly woman come into a restaurant we were at. Think it is time to take him to retirement homes and bless others! ๐Ÿ˜‰ We may just have to show up at your doorstep to help sometime…oh, and eat pie too!
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    You’d love these dear people.

  3. We are going to try white chocolate pie with chunks. Thanks for the pie idea John!

    Nursing Home ministry – amazing to see how many people there that are many times forgotten. We always notice here at the nursing home we visit how bright the smiles are of the residents when they see children. The T children have come to realize that these people aren’t useless, and without life. They might be physically limited but their experiences hold so much value. Many were soldiers, and firemen, some nurses or widows of soldiers, fathers, mothers, sisters, sons, daughters, some believers, some truly prayer warriors, some in need of being introduced to the Christ. Many still have many stories to tell. One hour a week at a nursing home can be life changing – for the visitor and the resident. God Bless your family for remembering them and giving of yourselves. Perhaps others reading your blog will be compelled to do likewise just by you so openly sharing your ministry work by your church at the nursing home. Thank your all for being like that pebble in the water – always having rippling and outreaching effect. You clearly understand that church is where we go and what we give to others for Christ – it not limited to the walls of a “church” building. You remain in our regular and ongoing prayers!
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    Amen.

  4. It’s great that Joshua is learning to play the guitar and sing!
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    Christopher had the foresight to tune all the strings to G. It gives a much more pleasant sound when a little one strums. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Those pies look absolutely delicious and what a special time of fellowship with those sweet people. I’m sure it must mean so much to them to have you there. What a blessing you all are!

  6. What a wonderful time of fellowship for your family and those precious elderly folks. I’m sure everyone there was blessed (and enjoyed the yummy pies!). ๐Ÿ™‚
    Love, Mrs. Patti

  7. Looks like a blessed time! My family loves fellowshipping with cherry pie, I think I will try John’s chocolate pie next week.
    Blessings!

  8. My mom and I, as well as my little sister enjoy each of the pictures you post. They are a great inspiration for our day-to-day life. Each one of you reflects a great sense of love and care towards others.

    Blessings from Ecuador

    Elissa T.

    Elissa, great name ;). I’m so glad you all enjoy the blog! We love to share with you all!

  9. Hi there!!
    Is your church the nursing home ministry? I never realized that! How neat!!!
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    Yes, well it actually is in a retirement “community.” We love it.

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