Abiding Savior hosts ecumenical Thanksgiving service

On Tuesday, November 26, about 60 people gathered for an ecumenical Thanksgiving Worship service at Abiding Savior Lutheran Church, Durham. This was the third annual such service, but was by far the best turnout. The four congregations participating were: St. Philip Episcopal, Christus Victor Lutheran, St. Titus Episcopal, and Abiding Savior Lutheran.

The Rev. Dr. Sally French, associate pastor at St. Philip, preached on Jesus as the bread of life. She was a tour guide in the Holy Land for a year and described a mosaic in an ancient church in Capernaum under an altar with four loaves and two fish. In the story of Jesus feeding the 5,000, there are five loaves and two fish. Where is the other loaf? Perhaps it is in Jesus’ hand as He is blessing it. Perhaps it is on the altar, ready to be shared. Perhaps it is in our hands–what will we do with it?

The pastors celebrated how great it is to worship together as a larger community in the spirit of Thanksgiving. The people brought well over 100 pounds of food that was donated to the Parktown Food Hub.

Story submitted by Pastor Ben Krey.