Congregations will unite and give thanks at the on Nov. 21 for the annual Pacific Palisades Ministerial Association’s . The service, which will include prayer, readings from both the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament, meditations and music is an effort to bring Palisadians together.
Leading up to the service, the participating ministers and leaders of the local congregations are sharing what they are thankful for this year. The following is from Reverend Betsy Anderson from .
We at St. Matthew's are grateful for the energy and growth of our ministries here this year. We have added a new 9 a.m. Sunday service, which means we can broaden and deepen our ministries within our parish, as well as develop our ministries of outreach to the community. Our greatest wish for the people of the Palisades in these anxious and stressful times is that they will take time to look inward towards a true spirit of gratitude for the blessings they do have and towards a spirit of peace that only God can give. We, too, desire to be promoters of peace within ourselves, one another, and the world outside our doors. Through our Intercessory Prayer Group and Sunday congregational prayers, we regularly offer prayers for the peace of the Church and the world, as well as for those in need. We pray that this holiday season is one of authentic reverence for the spiritual truth that each one of our faith communities offers those who come to seek it.
Reverend Betsy Anderson
Associate for Pastoral Ministries.
Please note, the Inter-Faith Thanksgiving Service will be held at the at the Self-Realization Fellowship temple, which is near the upper entrance at 17080 Sunset Blvd., just around the bend above Palisades Drive. Parking will be in the upper or lower lots. A shuttle will be available from the lower lot.
Participating congregations in the Pacific Palisades Ministerial Association include:
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