A Message from Bishop Burbidge for Thanksgiving 2018

A Thanksgiving Message from Bishop Burbidge


Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Thanksgiving is a holiday in which we come together to celebrate the changing of the seasons, but most especially to gather with family and friends to give thanks for all our blessings.

Many associate the first Thanksgiving with the first harvest celebrated by the pilgrims who had come to the new world seeking freedom and a new life. Many more thanksgivings were celebrated in recognition of the fact that each harvest is uncertain. We go through life praying for God’s abundant blessings, knowing that there will be challenges ahead. But together, in faith and prayer, we accept whatever comes our way and express gratitude for all the blessings given to us by God. This is beautifully expressed in the Book of Psalms, which reads, “I will give thanks to you, O Lord, with all my heart, for you have heard my prayers.”

We also remember that, during these days, many of our brothers and sisters are alone, are without a home, or are in need of a hot meal. Please pray for our brothers and sisters in need this week, and as you are able, offer to others what you have been given, so that all may know the blessings of God.

As we gather around the table with family and friends, eating good food and telling stories, we are confident that in the harvest ahead, our Lord will continue to protect and guide us.

May our Lord give you and your family and friends many reasons to give thanks now, and forever.

Happy Thanksgiving to All!