Giving Thanks to God on Thanksgiving
Join us Thanksgiving Day, November 26th, at 10:00 am when we offer thanks to God for our many blessings with a service of Holy Eucharist.
Accept, O Lord, our thanks and praise for all that you have done for us.
We thank you for the splendor of the whole creation, for the beauty of this world, for the wonder of life, and for the mystery of love.
We thank you for the blessing of family and friends, and for the loving care which surrounds us on every side.
We thank you for setting us at tasks which demand our best efforts, and for leading us to accomplishments which satisfy and delight us.
We thank you also for those disappointments and failures that lead us to acknowledge our dependence on you alone.
Above all, we thank you for your Son Jesus Christ; for the truth of his Word and the example of his life; for his steadfast obedience, by which he overcame temptation; for his dying, through which he overcame death; and for his rising to life again, in which we are raised to the life of your kingdom. Grant us the gift of your Spirit, that we may know him and make him known; and through him, at all times and in all places, may give thanks to you in all things. Amen.
Book of Common Prayer, pg 836
New Presiding Bishop Installed
Bishop Michael Curry will be installed as our 27th Presiding Bishop on Sunday, November 1, at 12:00 noon (EST) at the Washington National Cathedral. Bishop Curry will preach at the service, which will include Anglican, ecumenical, and interreligious guests as well as Episcopal bishops, General Convention deputies, and other leaders. You can watch a video of the service at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5YZtmFkNyU. Pray for Bishop Curry and the Episcopal Church!
Sunday School for All Ages
Children and youth gather in the Chapel at 9:00 am to sing and share good news before moving to classes. Ages 3 – 5th grade use Godly Play, and our teens’ lessons are prepared by Brian Maves.
The Rector’s Forum meets in the Parish Hall at 9:10. This year Father Dale will begin with an introduction to the New Testament, followed by a verse by verse study of the earliest Gospel – the Gospel of Mark. Bring your Bibles!
The Lambeth Bible Study, an experiential and meditative approach to scripture, is a second option for adults. This group meets in the Conference Room at 9:10 each Sunday, and everyone is welcome.