Psalm 103: Thanksgiving

My soul, bless the Lord; all my inmost being, praise His holy name.  Praise the Lord and do not forget all His benefits.  Oh, if only, if every wish of my heart, bone, and being, thought and breath, contained the strength to esteem our Lord! How impossible!  For when I tell my being not to […]

Thanksgiving Eve Service

Our Thanksgiving Eve service will be at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, November 21. Included will be many favorite hymns centered on being thankful, including “Now Thank We All Our God,” “O Worship the King,” “O Bless the Lord, My Soul,” and “Savior, Again to Thy Dear Name We Raise.” Not only will this service give time and place to […]

Matthew 22:1-10, Galatians 3:27, Isaiah 61:10-11: Thanksgiving in Robes of Righteousness

The Lord Jesus tells a tale of a wedding feast, to which a king invites others to attend.  Earlier, those asked to take part agreed, confirming their attendance according to the custom of the day.  First, the invitation goes out.  Those who plan to be present respond, and when the feast is later ready, a […]

Deuteronomy 26:1-11: Thanksgiving and Thanks-living

Desiccated lips become the desert land, cracking under the unrelenting sky.  Her skin begins to blister, stinging red from the blazing sun.  The Autumn day scorches the farm field, baking it as the heat of Summer.  Her head swims, woozy, waves of distorted air rising from the ground, altering the shape of the wheat. She […]

Deuteronomy 8:1-10: Thanksgiving

It’s tempting for Americans to read Deuteronomy 8 and think that it’s all about us. Moses writes about a good land, “a land with rivers and deep springs flowing forth into the valleys and hills.” He writes of a land of wheat, barley, and many others foods. But wait, there’s more. Moses also says that […]

Thanksgiving Sermon: What Faith Is and What Faith Does

Our Old Testament reading had with these words: “Keep the commands of the Lord your God by walking in His ways and fearing Him.” So, how’s that going for you? How well are you keeping them, His Commandments, the Ten Words that God gave to Moses to give to the people of Israel? So let’s […]

Genesis 41:1-42:2: “God has made me fruitful in the land of my suffering”

Thanksgiving is a day when we as Americans gratefully remember all the blessings in our lives.  And when such gratitude and thanks fill our hearts, then the sorrow and tragedy in our lives no longer seem so large. Today, we take a look at the life of Joseph.  This isn’t the Joseph that was Jesus’ […]

Thanksgiving Eve Service

On Wednesday, November 21st, at 7:00 PM, we will have our Thanksgiving Eve service.  Thanksgiving is not a holy day on the Church’s calendar.  It is, however, a day of national thanksgiving when we as Americans take a moment to reflect on the blessings given to us and to thank God for those blessings. It […]

Giving Thanks Like a Samaritan: Luke 17:11-19

St. Luke wants you to be bowled over by the man who came back to thank Jesus.  Ten lepers approached Jesus.  Ten lepers cried out with a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!”  They all wanted healing.  And Jesus was compassionate and merciful.  He said, “Go and show yourselves to the priests!”  And […]

Thanksgiving Eve Service

Our Thanksgiving Eve service will be on Wednesday, Nov 23rd, at 7:00 PM.  The sermon will be based on the Gospel text: Luke 17:11-19.  Toward the end of the service, we will also pray our Evening Prayer litany.