Lest any of you sinning members out there forget how to keep the Sabbath and High Days at the Feast this year, the apostle has laid down the law. The apostle only eats Edam cheese, a pear and a small salad. If it is appropriate for him then it should be for you too! I can just picture Malm's acolytes running out and buying the same products. COG members did the same thing when HWA declared he liked certain foods and alcohol. Since the apostle deserved the best and emulated how the kingdom should be then church members were expected to do the same thing.
The very idea that a church member needs to ask what they are supposed to do instead of using their own brain tells a lot about his followers. God forbid if a COG member actually made a logical decision on their own and stuck to it regardless of what the apostle or minister thought.
I have been asked how to observe Sabbath and High Days in regards to not working, buying or selling on those days.
First it is important to arrive early enough to take care of all necessaries before the first High Day or Sabbath
It is best especially if one has children to seek a unit with a kitchenette. In any case in today’s world almost all grocers have very convenient ready to eat choices from veggies and dip plates, to ready made salads, fruit, sandwiches, cookies and sweets, cheeses, bread etc etc. If there is no refrigeration a cooler or simply putting them out in the car over the coolness of the night will keep carefully selected food over night.
I have found that I tend to eat too much of the wrong things at the Feast anyway; and a break from that and a simple mid day meal of a salad, a pear, and some Edam cheese suits me fine as a break from the heavy food.
Remember to tell the staff that no room service will be needed.
It is extremely easy to use the preparation day to acquire enough to last through Sabbath while eating an early dinner on the preparation day and a late dinner after sunset ends the Sabbath, Holy Day; while observing Sabbath without buying food or cooking.
The only real difference between being “on he road” and at home, is that at home we can cook extra food on the preparation day, while on the road we have to be ready food in advance of the Sabbath or High Day.