Rev. Moon’s Message for October 8, 2023

“Saying Grace” (circa 1720) by Flemish artist Joseph van Aken (c. 1699–1749); from the collection of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; taken from the Wikimedia Commons.

Dear Friends,

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

1 Thessalonians 5:16–18

Beloved friends, as we approach the Thanksgiving weekend, let us remember that our capacity to express gratitude is indeed a divine gift bestowed upon us by God. It serves as a profound signpost directing us toward the divine. Let us come together in prayer to enrich our thanksgiving to God.

On Sunday, October 15, we will hold a memorial service to remember and celebrate our loved ones who are no longer with us. We will pay tribute to those who have passed away this past year. If you have experienced the loss of a cherished one during that time and would like us to commemorate their name in our service, please share both their name and a photograph with me at [email protected].

The Book Club originally planned for Sunday, October 15, is rescheduled for Sunday, October 22, as we have a pierogi lunch on the 15th organized by the Mission and Outreach Committee. We apologize for any inconvenience.

—Rev. Chuck Moon

A version of this message appeared in the Friday, October 6, 2023 edition of Tidbits.