Oops, I’m a few days late with a couple. So tomorrow I shall do two – well that will be my goal. I’ll catch up because I have a great deal to be thankful for.
So this is Sunday’s thankful post. Don’t get me wrong I love preaching and I love preaching at a variety of churches in two denominations-the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) an the Moravian Church. However, it is nice every now and then to worship with my family.
Joe, Zachary and I are members of New Philadelphia Moravian Church, where Joe is associate pastor. Sunday. I was blessed to worship with them. Hearing the Beracah Choir, the bells, the organ a blend of music and Rev. Dr. Worth Green preach.
Extra special is when Worth preaches Joe gets to sit with Zachary and I during the sermon. Now since Joe and I have been serving together that has rarely happened and definitely since Zachary has been born we have just as rarely sat together in worship. I’m thankful for moments like this and cherish them for days to come.
We are called to worship as families and what a joy and privilege that is.
Today is Thanksgiving Day in Canada and for several years I’ve practiced what I call a Season of Thanksgiving. A season that goes from Canadian Thanksgiving through Americian Thanksgiving. We have much to be thankful for and it seems like thanksgiving just get’s lost between Halloween and Christmas. Even when we are in the midst of our own dakness or dispair there’s something to be thankful for – for we worship a God who grants us grace and unconditional love every second of every day. So I challenge you to join me in my thanksgiving journey.
Today I start off with a thanksgiving that just sort of fell into my lap last night because off facebook. When we served in GA I was a member of a knitting group that meet every Friday evening to knit, crochet, (sometimes spin yarn) but always share together. Share lifes joys and lifes sorrow. We were an ecclectic group – I’m still not sure how to describe us other than a group of compassionate fiber loving friends. I’m thankful for all this group of ladies did for me while I lived in GA but more specfically I’m grateful for the opportunity to reunite with them next weekend.
Every year at the agriculture center outside of Asheville there is a fiber festive that is miainly hand spun and hand dyed yarn. Booths full of roving for spinning and felting and every tool imaginable to fiber loving people. I’ve been a couple of times and ran into folks from my GA group but never have I stayed with them but this year that’s changing. I’m going up Friday evening and coming back Saturday. Im super excctied after the exhauusting weeks we’ve had arouund here it will be nice to just hang with some good friends and make some new friends.
So today I’m thankful for fiber loving friends from GA!