Being thankful

A postcard for Christ the King Sunday, 11/20/22.
Altar at St. Paul’s Greensboro.

The Thanksgiving Holiday is an important reminder to give thanks for what we have.

I pray for safe travels and warm homes this Thanksgiving. I hope that your celebrations are marked with joy and love. I also hope that in the busyness of the coming days you make time to give thanks to God for all that we have.

A General Thanksgiving

Accept, O Lord, our thanks and praise for all that you have
done for us. We thank you for the splendor of the whole
creation, for the beauty of this world, for the wonder of life,
and for the mystery of love.

We thank you for the blessing of family and friends, and for
the loving care which surrounds us on every side.

We thank you for setting us at tasks which demand our best
efforts, and for leading us to accomplishments which satisfy
and delight us.

We thank you also for those disappointments and failures
that lead us to acknowledge our dependence on you alone.

Above all, we thank you for your Son Jesus Christ; for the
truth of his Word and the example of his life; for his steadfast
obedience, by which he overcame temptation; for his dying,
through which he overcame death; and for his rising to life
again, in which we are raised to the life of your kingdom.

Grant us the gift of your Spirit, that we may know Christ and
make him known; and through him, at all times and in all
places, may give thanks to you in all things. Amen.

BCP 836

A sermon for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Greensboro, Alabama, on Christ the King Sunday 11/20/22:

Principal text: Luke 23:33-43

Audio only

Coming next

  • November 27 – Messiah, Heflin — 1st Sunday of Advent
  • December 4 – St. Barnabas, Roanoke — 2nd Sunday of Advent
  • December 11 – Messiah, Heflin — 3rd Sunday of Advent
  • December 18 – St. Paul’s, Greensboro — 4th Sunday of Advent

Published by akhudlow

I am a priest in the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Alabama. I am a church nerd, printmaker, storyteller, and blogger.

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