One of the sweetest celebrations at my congregation happens every year about this time–a big Thanksgiving lunch.
It’s a lot of work and a lot of fun. The congregation is a closer community for it. And I think we have a deeper understanding of what it means to act generously on our gratitude together.
Generous giving in gratitude really makes a difference. I’ve seen it, right there in my own parish hall. Women of the ELCA has long had that deep understanding, and that’s why we offer all the tools women need to arrange Thankoffering services and to promote Thankofferings in their own gatherings and congregations. Have you acted boldly and generously on your gratitude? Have you made your Thankoffering?
This message is adapted from a November 2017 stewardship devotion by Audrey Novak Riley.
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