Like prayers rise up as incense, so does the smell of brisket from the homemade concrete smoker that has been behind the fellowship hall at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Biloxi, Mississippi, for many many years. Known for their culinary skills in everything from award-winning gumbo to whole pig roasts, these culinarian servants never cease to appease even the most critical taste buds.
Sunday, May 17, 2020, was no exception as the congregation was welcomed back to the church, after two months of online worship only, with a meal during “Drive-By Brisket.” Including many first responders and medical personnel, the group of champion volunteers served more than one hundred plates of smoked brisket, beans, coleslaw, and bread to anyone who drove by. Many tasting connoisseurs commented that this was the best brisket they had ever had. While our prayers still rise up to the heavenly Father for the health and safety for everyone in the congregation and in the community, a rewarding meal and even safe opportunity to touch base was enjoyed by all. To God be the glory!