THANKSGIVING EVE, NOVEMBER 24, 2021, 7:00 PM
May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine upon us.
Agricultural festivals are of great antiquity, and common to many religions. Among the Jews, the three pilgrimage feasts, Passover, Pentecost, and Tabernacles, each had agricultural significance. Medieval Christianity also developed a number of such observances, none of which, however, were incorporated into the Prayer Book.
Our own Thanksgiving Day finds its roots in observances begun by colonists in Massachusetts and Virginia, a tradition later taken up and extended to the whole of the new American nation by action of the Continental Congress.
Thanksgiving is a special moment to reflect on God’s abundant grace that He pours out in our lives through so many ways: food, clothing, shelter, family, friends, freedom, forgiveness, and the list goes on.
To remember and to give thanks for all that God has bestowed upon us, a Thanksgiving Eve Vigil has been planned for 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, November 24. This will be a liturgy of Word and Sacrament. Please come and invite someone.