Music & Liturgy

Rev. Jenny Rankin is preaching on November 23rd.  She has written this responsive reading to be recited during the service.

A LITANY FOR THANKSGIVING SUNDAY                               by Rev. Jenny Rankin

 For the world we can see — And all the mysteries that lie outside our ken—

                 WE GIVE THANKS THIS DAY.

For galaxies that spin and turn, world beyond world unfolding, For stars that wash across the black of a night sky, all that is infinite, unending–

                WE GIVE THANKS THIS DAY.

For the comfort of drawing close together here, remembering those who have so little comfort – For all that is our strength and stay–

               WE GIVE THANKS THIS DAY.

For the bite of loneliness and sorrow—for discouragement and loss — for all that makes and the joy and love seem even greater when it comes at last.  For all that reminds us of our own humanity—

              WE GIVE THANKS THIS DAY.

For the desires of our hearts and for the needs we have, Nudging us to seek, to wonder, to explore

              WE GIVE THANKS THIS DAY.

For all who came before us in this place, those who will come when we are gone,  For those we love who are now in some other place—

             WE GIVE THANKS THIS DAY. 

For the beauty of the earth, For the manifold blessings of our lives—

             WE GIVE THANKS THIS DAY.

 

 

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