Before the fall semester showed too much fall weather, LCM enjoyed sunny skies at our lake outing. It was a chance for returning students to reconnect after a summer apart, and a chance for new students to make new friends. Many of us spent time in an intense game of team keepaway. Some of us made it out on the boat, either to tube or to catch the wind. Of course, we enjoyed a nice lunch together too.
I am reminded of one of my favorite songs, You Have Come Down to the Lakeshore, #817 in the red book:
"You have come down to the lakeshore / seeking neither the wise nor the wealthy
You only ask that / I would follow"
As we return to a pleasant day on the lakeshore, our little LCM community is defined not by our wits or our wealth but by shared mission and fellowship.