Thanksgiving Eve Service at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 21, at the Sierra Vista United Methodist Church.
For the eighth year in a row, two local churches, the Sierra Vista United Methodist Church and the Sierra Evangelical Lutheran Church, are joining together to present a special Thanksgiving Eve Service. (Here)
SE Lutheran and SV Methodist Churches have been coming together in Thanksgiving fellowship for several years. The two national churches made this informal gathering an ecumenical event by authorizing “Table Fellowship” for the Lutherans and the Methodists.
In the year after the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Methodist Church became full communion partners, the churches agreed to hold a joint Celebration of Thanksgiving worship service. Since that original joint gathering, the ecumenical service has become a community-wide event including many other churches and ministers from Sierra Vista. It is also enthusiastically supported by the ecumenical pastors’ group called Discovery Forum Alliance. The offering from the service will go to assist the community’s Good Neighbor Alliance.
The purpose of Thanksgiving is to give thanks to God for the rich blessings bestowed upon this nation and is a perfect motivation for people to gather together as one Body in this worship service. Everyone who shares this desire is invited to worship on November 21. This celebration of faith and blessings will be followed by the very popular Thanksgiving Pie-Fest in SVUMC’s Activity Center. Those who wish to participate are encouraged to drop off a pie in the Activity Center before the worship service. Both the pie dish and serving utensil should be marked with the owner’s name.
SVUMC is located at the intersection of St. Andrews Drive and Buffalo Soldier Trail. All are welcome. For more information, call the church office at 378-3352.
With St. Stephen’s in the status of Transitioning, here is a suggested alternative for your Thanksgiving service. We will not have a service on Thanksgiving Day.