Kendra has put together a Gratitude bulletin board in the Gathering Space. On it are some of the “treasure” cards filled out last Sunday during worship. Before you journey to your various Thanksgiving meals next week, you might want to take time to read some of what fellow disciples are most thankful for at church.
Meanwhile, here is a poem about having a holy awareness of life’s gifts by Anne Sexton from her book The Awful Rowing Toward God.
There is joy
in the hair I brush each morning,
in the Cannon towel, newly washed,
that I rub my body with each morning,
in the chapel of eggs I cook
in the outcry from the kettle
that heats my coffee
in the spoon and the chair
that cry "hello there, Anne"
in the godhead of the table
that I set my silver, plate, cup upon
All this is God,
right here in my pea-green house
and I mean,
though often forget,
to give thanks,
to faint down by the kitchen table
in a prayer of rejoicing
as the holy birds at the kitchen window
peck into their marriage of seeds.
So while I think of it,
let me paint a thank-you on my palm
for this God, this laughter of the morning,
lest it go unspoken.
The Joy that isn't shared, I've heard,
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Scripture Readings for November 18, 2018
1 Samuel 1:4-20
1 Samuel 2:1-10
Gingerbread Bakers Needed
The 14th Annual Gingerbread Potluck is December 5th from 5:30-7pm. We need several volunteers to make gingerbread. You can pick up a copy of the recipe from the Welcome Window in the Gathering Space or click below. Please put all gingerbread in the freezer in the kitchen by Sunday, December 2nd.