The American holiday of Thanksgiving means a lot of different things to different people. Many suppose that the holiday originated with the Pilgrims of Plymouth colony, who in 1621 shared a feast with their Native American neighbors and then sat down with them to watch football. In normal years, families gather to recreate that event. A national day of Thanksgiving was proclaimed by George Washington. The holiday was made permanent under President Grant.
Amid the festivities and other distractions of life, Thanksgiving is a good time to remember to give thanks. As Christians, our constant attitude should be one of thankfulness for this beautiful world, for the love of family and friends, and for the unspeakable love of God, who through Jesus has saved us from sin, evil, and death. Thankfulness is a good foundation for a happy life.
To participate in our worship of the good God who has given us so much, join us on Thanksgiving day from 9:00 to 10:00. Because of the Covid restrictions, we are in “walk-through Eucharist” mode, meaning that anytime during this period you can drive to the church, park and walk inside (with a mask) and receive the Eucharist individually. We hope to get back to more normal liturgies in time for Christmas.