Greetings from Church of Peace on this Thanksgiving Eve Day.
Join with us as we gather for tonight’s Thanksgiving worship service. The youth choir will sing, there will be pew communion, and a prayer journey will help guide our thoughts toward God. Our sanctuary has been specially prepared for this festival of gratitude. It begins at 7:00.
Saturday brings us the joyful and holy occasion of Steve Stepp’s ordination. The Chapel Choir will sing. Come ask God’s blessing upon Steve and his ministry. It will begin at 1:00 and will be followed by a social hour.
Sunday’s service will usher in the festive season of Advent. Our sanctuary will be resplendent in blue, a sign of joyful preparation for the arrival of Christ at Christmas. Little Joseph Peterson will be baptized. Our littlest Sunday School children will sing.
Gary Babler is a patient at St. Agnes Hospital. Please include him in your prayers.
There will be no confirmation class tonight but all confirmands are expected to attend the Thanksgiving Eve worship service at 7:00.
The December Messenger is ready to be picked up in the narthex or elevator lobby or to be read on-line (www.uccchurchofpeace.org.).
That’s the news from Church of Peace.
We’ll see you in church. Pastors Jenny and Jim
A prayer for today: In this time of gratitude, O God, I would like to thank you for all the blessings you have provided in my life, but there are so many that I don’t know where to begin. I pray that you will help me to grow in gratitude every day of my life so each day may be a thanksgiving to you. Bless Gary Babler and all who are sick with your tender, healing touch. Bless Steve Stepp as he receives the rite of ordination. And bless our whole church family with meaningful worship and ever-more-faithful hearts. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.