Thanksgiving 2018 : Pastor's Blog

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Thanksgiving 2018

by Trinity Lutheran Church Communications Committee on 11/11/18

When I was growing up, my family prayed before dinner. But “twice blessed”, we also couldn’t leave the table until we had given thanks AFTER we’d eaten as well. Our after-meal prayer was this:

“We thank the Lord for all the food, for life, and health and every good. Amen.”

At the “Amen” our poodle, Jacques, would join in with a loud bark. He knew that it was his turn to eat. Jacques joined in the thanksgiving for all good things, even if, in his case, it was Gainesburgers!

There is a lot to give thanks for this year.

All creatures, great and small, are invited into thanksgiving for what God does for us, how God provides for us, how God invites us into expressing that thanksgiving in our generous living and generous sharing with those around us.

There’s a lot to give thanks for this year. We are more than blessed!

Join us for Thanksgiving worship on Sunday, November 18th at 9:30 am
We will sing harvest and thanksgiving hymns and bless holiday pantry items for our neighbors

God is good! God has blessed us with this year! Let us give thanks.

The Rev. Dr. Kim Beckmann, interim pastor
Trinity Lutheran Church


The Rev. Dr.  Kim Beckmann, Interim Pastor

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