Episode 205: The Great Thanksgiving

November 23, 2021

This week, as you gather around the dining room table, kitchen table, card table, or hospital table with the people you love to celebrate Thanksgiving, know that we’re giving God thanks for you. 

While this week is hyper-focused on the American holiday of Thanksgiving, we want to remind you of something that occurs more frequently (for most) than annually. 

When we come to the table to celebrate Holy Communion, the liturgy of the Great Thanksgiving gives us an opportunity to participate in the mighty acts of God. The liturgy recalls, affirms, invites, and celebrates. 

During Episode 205, Tim and I walk through portions of the liturgy. It is a reminder that while we may move through the liturgy quickly, there are many moments to pause and give thanks. 

As you listen, reflect, and give thanks this week, perhaps the Great Thanksgiving will be a reminder of that “outward sign of an inward grace” available to you throughout the year. 

Wishing you and yours a blessed and happy Thanksgiving. We are grateful for you!

Write it Down/Talk it Out

As you give thanks to God, where, how, or what is God inviting you to do out in the world that you are the body of Christ? In other words, how is God sending you out?