Almighty God, we commend to your gracious care and keeping, all the men and women of our armed forces at home and abroad. Defend them by day with your heavenly grace; strengthen them in their trials and temptations; give them courage to face the perils which beset them; and grant them a sense of your abiding presence wherever they may be; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
MARTIN OF TOURS BISHOP AND THEOLOGIAN
The Feast of Martin, a soldier who fought bravely and faithfully in the service of an earthly sovereign, and then elisted in the service of Christ, is also the day of the Armistice which marked the end of the First World War. On it we remember those who have risked or lost their lives in what they perceived as the pursuit of justice and peace.
The priest invites the congregation to take a few moments to think of one thing during the past week they are thankful to God for.
After some time the priest invites anyone to share their gratitude with the congregation by coming to the microphone.
Item for Sunday
(Although we have an “Item of the Week”, any appropriate food items are always welcome!)
Sue Gore, Don Peet, and George Raymond for the Lee Pantry and the People’s Pantry.
THANKSGIVING TURKEY PROJECT
AT PEOPLE’S PANTRY
On November 25, People’s Pantry will give turkeys to those who need help in providing a Thanksgiving meal for their families.
Checks to buy turkeys may be made out to People’s Pantry — marked “Turkey Fund” and placed on the Sunday offering plate, or given to Don Peet or George Raymond, or mailed to People’s Pantry, P. O. Box 1115, Gt. Barrington, MA 01230.
And thanks (for) giving!!
(Please do not give frozen turkeys. The Pantry has no way to keep them frozen until Nov. 25.)
Season for Creation
For the first time our diocese will observe a Season for Creation from October 4 – November 23.
Caring for the earth is no longer optional or just the purview of activists. A Season for Creation