Dear Friends,
Our family has certain Thanksgiving traditions which have been part of my life as long as I can remember.  Such as my grandmother’s recipe for cornbread dressing.  If we were lucky, my grandparents would have us over to their house days before Thanksgiving so we could help do the prep work for this delectable dish.  We would need to make the cornbread so it would have just enough time to stale a bit in order to soak up all the broth poured over it later.  We would chop celery into billions of tiny little bits along with the onions so they could be cooked and cooled.  We always doubled the recipe so there would be enough leftovers the next day.  More so though, the stories would begin in the kitchen and you didn’t want to miss the stories.  Stories of Thanksgivings before my sister and I could remember, connecting us to family members of generations past.
This week my family gets to add some new stories to our family tales.  We get to join our church family at the Thanksgiving Worship Service Wednesday, November 21 at 6:00 p.m.  Then, we will join the crowds around the oyster tables.  We can’t wait to attend the event of the season and bring canned goods to help with the food pantry at Westminster.  See you Wednesday!
“Rejoice in the Lord always.  I will say it again:  Rejoice!”-Philippians 4:4
In Christ’s Service and With Thanksgivings,
Pastor Lissa