Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thanksgiving every Sunday




 Jubilate
Be joyful in the Lord, all you lands;
serve the Lord with gladness
and come before his presence with a song.
Know this: The Lord himself is God;
he himself has made us, and we are his;
we are his people and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving;
go into his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and call upon his Name.
For the Lord is good;
his mercy is everlasting;
and his faithfulness endures from age to age.

Of course it is "Thanksgiving" week this week.  But, we celebrate the Eucharist every Sunday in the church.  Eucharist comes from the Greek word, eucharisto, which means "thanksiving."  And so, every Sunday we remember and we give thanks for all that God has given us.  Our whole lives are gift, after all.  All that we have, and all that we have comes from God.  We offer up a bit of what we have been given as a symbol of our thankfulness.  So enjoy your Thanksgiving, and also offer up thanksgiving every moment of every day, and on Sunday in the Eucharistic feast.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving;
go into his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and call upon his Name.


~The Rev. Peter M. Carey

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