It is that time of the year when even unrepentant urbanites think about harvests and such to give thanks. I’m no different. Some years the Lectionary readings coincide with “secular calendar” days quite well and then some years it doesn’t, like this year. The texts for this Sunday are not at all stereotypically thankful . . . so what to do? I could have jettisoned the Lectionary, it isn’t inspired, but both congregations are Lectionary based congregations so I decided to see what was there that related to thanksgiving and what I got was a question, “Are we thankful?”
This Sunday’s sermons are an attempt to ask and answer that question in the context of the fallen world in which we live as redeemed people in a relationship with God through Jesus empowered by the Holy Spirit. It is up to you to decide if I asked and answered it well. I’m thankful I had the chance.
The somewhat blurry picture is of the frontpiece at Knox Presbyterian, and that is one of the many things I’m thankful for. Oh, by the way, there is an amusing, if a little loud, sound in the Knox sermon at 3:40 or so which was caused by the wind interacting in a playful way with the front door 🙂
Knox Presbyterian Are we thankful?
St. Mark’s Presbyterian Are we thankful?