Thankfulness in difficult times

photo of a man tending his home garden; Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash

We had a lovely service this morning that captured both the times we are living in and the special vibe that is Holy Trinity. You can read Joanna’s Homily over on her own blog, or watch it below.

A Thanksgiving Collect

We return thanks to our mother, the earth, who sustains us.
We return thanks to the rivers and streams, which supply us with water.

We return thanks to the herbs, which furnish medicines for the cure of our diseases.
We return thanks to the moon and stars, which have given us their light when the sun is gone.

We return thanks to the sun, that has looked upon earth with a beneficent eye.
Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit, in whom is embodied all goodness
and who directs all things for the good of her children.

Gratitude – a musical meditation, Allison Leyton-Brown

Thanksgiving sermon, Joanna Manning

Thanksgiving Celebrations this year are different. For all of us, a scaled back celebration and for many in our communities, the prospect of food insecurity looms large. Here is a reflection for this time.

Full Thanksgiving gathering — October 11, 2020