FAITH communities of Lyme and Old Lyme
Come Together for Thanksgiving Service
The annual Community Service of Thanksgiving, organized by the faith communities of Lyme and Old Lyme, will take place at 7 pm on Tuesday, November 21, at Christ the King Church. All are welcome to attend this ecumenical service of prayer and song, which will feature music by the choirs of First Congregational Church of Old Lyme, St. Ann’s Episcopal Church, and Christ the King Church. Clergy from the various churches will participate, as will lay members and community leaders.
Fr. Joseph Ashe, pastor of Christ the King Church, said that there are two reasons to hold this service: “At this time of year, as we gather with family and friends to share meals and joyous times together, we should take a moment to reflect and give thanks for all the gifts that have been bestowed on us.” But at the same time, he added, “We also need to keep in mind the many people in our world, and right here in southeastern Connecticut, who have no family, no job, no food on the table, or even a roof over their heads. It’s our reality check.”
A free-will offering will be taken up during the service to benefit the New London Homeless Hospitality Center, and donations of nonperishable foods will be collected for the Shoreline Food Pantry, to help our neighbors in need.
The 2017 Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service takes place at Christ the King Church, 1 McCurdy Road, Old Lyme, at 7 pm on Tuesday, November 21. Everyone, regardless of religious affiliation, is welcome to attend. For more information, visit www.christthekingchurch.net.