Wednesday, November 19, 2003
The annual Community Thanksgiving Service will be held this year on Sunday, Nov. 23, at the White Salmon United Methodist Church.
The service begins at 7 p.m. and will feature hymn singing, as well as community choirs and musical groups.
Bringing the Thanksgiving message will be Pastor Tom Stoltey of the Husum Church of God. His sermon is titled "Thanksgiving: Our Primary Occupation."
As it has been for as long as many can remember, church members of all faiths, and others in our community, have come together on the Sunday evening before Thanksgiving to celebrate this important national holiday in song, prayer and words of wisdom. For many it has become as traditional as the turkey dinner or the annual football game.
Among the musical events planned for the evening will be the choir of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and a special musical presentation by N'Vay Tikvah, led by Rabbi Ron Momb.
The free offering will go, as always, to replenish the Emergency Fund sponsored by our community churches. The fund aids families and individuals in need when local social service agencies are unable to help.
The evening will conclude with a time of fellowship and refreshments provided by the White Salmon United Methodist Church and volunteers from other churches.
All area residents, church members or not, are invited to take part in this traditional celebration of Thanksgiving.