The first tangible result of the sale will be that it will buy turkeys for a Thanksgiving meal held in the same room on Thanksgiving Day open to the whole community. Like a few looaves and some fish becoming a feast for thousands, the items sold in the bazaar will be transformed into a feast for those who would not otherwise be able to gather with neighbors to return thanks to God.
But beyond the money raised, I am most pleased with the transformation that takes place when people who attend church side by side (but don't yet know one another) get to meet through working together at a church event. In the process we are transformed from individuals who gather to worship into a congregation who worships as one. You gotta love that.
The Rev. Frank Logue, Pastor + King of Peace Episcopal Church