November 21, 2007

On Wednesday night (Thanksgiving eve), Craig and I attended the Reardan community worship service at St. Michael’s Catholic Church. It was a very special time to worship God with good friends and neighbors from all denominations. Reardan is blessed with a strong ecumenical tradition. The Catholic, Presbyterian, Methodist and Lutheran churches of Reardan work together to run the Food Bank and Deacon’s Fund, rotate hosting special community services throughout the year, and offer a joint Vacation Bible School program using all four churches to house the program. We expect our pastors to work together for the good of the whole community. The four churches in the town limits are joined for these special services and programs by folks from other traditions who live in the Reardan area but may participate on a weekly basis elsewhere. My daughter and her family are part of a mega-church in Florida that encourages all members to participate in smaller “Life Groups” to build community; we have a community of many “life groups” that join together in a mega-church for the glory of God. Thanksgiving is the perfect time to give thanks for our community!