My dear friends, I do wish you the best for this Thanksgiving holiday. May it be a time of family and sharing God’s bounty with one another. It is a blessing for me to serve you as the pastor, a blessing to know all of you. Enjoy the day!
From the Book of Blessings:
Let us open our hearts in thanks to God for the favors showered upon us. Saint Paul teaches us to give thanks to God the Father always through Christ, in whom he has given us everything. For when we became God’s children in Christ, God gave us the riches of his grace, rescuing us from the power of darkness and bringing us into the kingdom of his beloved Son. Whenever we acknowledge God’s gifts, we prepare ourselves to take part more fully in the eucharist, which is the sum of all blessings and the crown and source of all thanksgiving.
Almighty Father, you are lavish in bestowing all your gifts, and we give you thanks for the favors you have given to us. In your goodness you have favored us and kept us safe in the past. We ask that you continue to protect us and to shelter us in the shadow of your wings.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen
May the Lord bless you in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen