24 November 2009

Thursday Morning

at St. Paul's will bring a joyful Matins sung at 9 a.m. Folks we don't normally get to see will be home with their families, the table of food for the hungry will pile high in front of the church, the songs of thanksgiving will be belted out louder than seems possible, the Bells of St. Paul will play, the Adult Choir will sing, and then after hearing the Word and praising the Giver of All Good Gifts with a mighty Te Deum Laudamus, we'll all head home to celebrate with family and friends the joy of the day. Yes, I dearly love a Thanksgiving morning at St. Paul's. "O come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Let us come into His presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise unto Him with psalms!"


Sean said...

The Te Deum, the original Thanksgiving hymn. Excellent.

Donna said...

What is wonderful service you will be having. How sad that many churches no longer have a Thanksgiving service, or have a service on the evening before Thanksgiving. Have also noticed that the world, led by the media, is beginning to refer to the day as Turkey Day. By neglecting Thanksgiving worship, we have the complicity of the church in the push that is taking place to remove God from our lives.