Are you looking for the perfect appetizer to prepare you for a day stuffed with family and football, turkey and pumpkin pie? STL is inviting you to join us in any of three Thanksgiving Eve worship settings. Whether you join us in person at noon or at 7:00 p.m., or online at 7:00 p.m. or afterwards, your experience will be the same as we give praise and thanks to our generous and merciful God. As an added bonus this year we will be telling the stories behind some of your favorite thanksgiving hymns.
What does God’s Word have to say about giving thanks?
“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.” (Psalm 136.1)
“Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving; make melody to our God on the lyre!” (Psalm 147.7)
“I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people.” (1 Timothy 2.1)
“I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him.” (Ephesians 1.16-17)
Here is what you can expect:
Looking for a change-of-pace from all of the attacks and negativity in our world? Saint Thomas Lutheran has designed a Thanksgiving Eve service that promises to be uplifting, praise-filled and informative. And we assure you that both the noon service and the one at 7:00 p.m. will be conducted in an atmosphere that is safe and healthy. Because we know that Thanksgiving Day can get pretty packed, our service comes your way the day before, as an energizing prelude of praise and thanksgiving to the holiday. And, just in case you are having a difficult time giving thanks to God for 2020, we will be sharing the stories behind some of the Thanksgiving hymns we sing year after year. Also, since the 7:00 p.m. service will be broadcast on our Facebook page and our website, you can even have it playing in the background as your guests arrive … or as you decorate your home in the days that follow.