Wednesday, November 24

Ecumenical service

Tonight was our annual ecumenical Thanksgiving mass.  Got the chance to sing, which was nice.  We had members from 9 different churches (including our parish), with Episcopalians, Lutherans, Methodists, Presbyterians and UCC-folk celebrating along side us Ecumenical Catholics.

Rather than doing a watered down liturgy which neither offends nor satisfies, each congregation in the mix takes their turn annually, using the opportunity to show how much we are alike as well as what makes each different.As it was our turn this year, they got a slightly altered version of our normal liturgy with multiple pastors from different communities giving short reflections on the readings.

All in all, it was really nice and, I think, really sets the stage for tomorrow, which is Thanksgiving here in the US.

Thanks be to God.

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