Recap: This past week we learned about the three wise men and their visit to the holy family of Mary, Joseph, and Jesus.
This Week: This week we will be working on a Thanksgiving craft as we prepare to head into the holiday season. We plan to make and color Thanksgiving placemats. It will also be a snack day! We thank all of you who donated safe, prepackaged individual snacks and drinks this year!
While this year has been challenging, and our get-togethers might be smaller this Thanksgiving, it is important to remember that our guest of honor will be present at our Thanksgiving table no matter what. Our guest of honor this year, and every year, is the Lord. But how do we invite the Lord to our Thanksgiving dinner?
We invite our Lord through prayer. Your family may have a certain prayer that you say every year, or perhaps someone at your table offers a personal prayer and blessing. Below are a few common table prayers that many Lutherans have used for years, but feel free to pray any way the Holy Spirit moves you!
Come Lord Jesus
Be our guest
And let these gifts to us be blessed
Our Father who art in heaven
Hallowed be Thy name
Thy kingdom come
Thy will be done
On earth as it is in heaven
Give us this day our daily bread
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us
And lead us not into temptation
But deliver us from evil
For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory
Forever and ever.
We give thee but thine own
Whatever the gifts may be
All that we have is thine alone
A trust, O' Lord, from thee.
Please join us! We have plenty of face shields and sanitizer for COVID safety. Worship services have now returned to be indoors and we hope you will also attend either or Saturday 6pm service, Sunday 8am service, or our Sunday 10:15am service.
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THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS MADE THIS SUNDAY SCHOOL YEAR POSSIBLE!!!