“The leaves have lost hold of the branches as always; which leaves us with gold and wine colored pathways” (“Fallen” by Ron Sexsmith)

This Sunday, October 7th is not only Thanksgiving Weekend but also World Communion Sunday. We gather with family around the world and sit at God’s table to be nourished and encouraged in our faith and journey. The choir is singing “God be in my head” as well as “Hungry I come” and Jake Villeneuve will be singing “Ave Verum” by Mozart.

At harvest we thank God for all good gifts of food and weather, especially plants which mature in autumn and nourish us all year. Nature matures in autumn even without human help. But with human cooperation, nature glorifies God through cultivated fields, including grain and grapes which make bread and wine. As we gather at the Lord’s Table to break bread and to drink juice, let us remember that all earth’s creatures are a family created to praise and glorify God.

Also – the Knox Anniversary Letter (Sunday November 4th) will be ready for pick up. Junior High pumpkin fundraiser – pumpkins will be at the church. Applefest tickets are available and will be held Sunday October 21st.  Thanksgiving meal (catered by Angie’s) for Wednesday at Knox October 10th – last day to purchase is this Sunday.

Finally – thanks to the helpers in the kitchen today – the turkey dinner for LOGOS tonight smells incredible!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

To God be the glory,

Linda Ashfield, minister at Knox Waterloo