Every year Christ the King Sunday and Thanksgiving Day are during the same week. Two very important holidays for Christians living in the United States.
Is Christ the King in your life? That will be the conversation on Sunday with our current theme, “Continuing in the Faith.” The best answer is not through words, but through our actions. We have the opportunity every day and moment of our life. As a community of faith, busy making Christ known we’re invited to do so in a particular way on Thanksgiving Eve.
There is some controversy about how Thanksgiving began and the growing commercialization of it, but at its best Thanksgiving is to celebrate the Fall Harvest by gathering for a feast where all are welcome.
At St. Luke’s Thanksgiving Eve Worship, Wednesday, November 23 at 7 PM. We celebrate all the blessings we have received following tradition as we make sure others are able to enjoy the feast.
How we will do that is by having a collection for VEAP, our community food shelf.
Presently, the items most needed include:
· Whole grain rice (1-2 pound bags)
· Whole grain pasta
· Hearty soups (high protein, low sodium)
· Whole grain cereal (like Shredded Wheat, Kashi, bran cereals, Chex, etc.)
· Canned proteins (meat and beans)
· Canned fruit and vegetables
· Toilet paper
· Paper towels
· Diapers (size 5-7) and baby wipes
· Cooking oil
· Baking essentials (flour, sugar, spices, baking soda/powder)
· Laundry detergent
· Dish soap
· Personal care items (shampoo, toothpaste, hand soap, shaving cream, toiletries, etc.)
· Gluten-free products (whole grains like brown rice, wild rice, quinoa, cornmeal; nut flours and butters; rice crackers, GF snacks, etc. Check for gluten-free product label.)
· Birthday candles, cake frosting, birthday-themed napkins/plates, cake mix, small birthday party favors like chalk, bubbles or bags of balloons
· Dog and cat food (particularly wet food, treats, litter, etc.)
· Paper bags and re-usable, cloth totes (We’ll always take your extra paper grocery bags. We are not accepting plastic bag or totes donations).
In addition, there will be a basket for financial gifts.
So as you go shopping for your Thanksgiving Meal, add some of the items above to share on Thanksgiving Eve - consider it a gift to The King.
Ongoing Prayers and Blessings, Rob