Wednesday, November 21, 2007

The Great Thanksgiving

Tomorrow we will observe Thanksgiving with a brief Thanksgiving Day service of Holy Communion from 10:00 a.m. to approximately 10:45 a.m. Please come and join with us as we start out the day by giving thanks to God for all our blessings.

We call Holy Communion "Holy Eucharist" and "The Great Thanksgiving" because the Greek word for "I give thanks" is "Eucharisto." Our Gospel for tomorrow is John 6:25-35, in which Jesus declares that he is the true bread of God which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world. Jesus says, "I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty." That is cause for great thanksgiving.

In peace,

The Rev. Linda McCloud
The Episcopal Church of Our Savior at Honey Creek

Photo: Celebrating Holy Eucharist 11/04/07
Photographer: Julie Irwin Lunt

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