Ecumenical community Thanksgiving services


In addition to Mass being available in many Catholic parishes on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, Nov. 28), many local ministerial alliances organize ecumenical Thanksgiving prayer services in the days leading up to the holiday as a chance to pray as one faith community and take up an offering for local people in need.

These services are a long-standing tradition in areas of the diocese and offer a rare opportunity to gather and pray united with members of other Christian congregations.

Here is a partial list of ecumenical Thanksgiving prayer services that are scheduled in the diocese. The list will be updated as additional information becomes available.

All services are at 7 p.m. unless noted.

Bevier — Sunday, Nov. 24, 6:30 p.m., Sacred Heart Church; preceded by free meal from 4-6 p.m. at First Baptist Church

Boonville — Tuesday, Nov. 26, Ss. Peter & Paul Church; preceded by a soup and sandwich supper in the downstairs hall at 5:30 p.m.; free-will offering to benefit the work of the Boonslick Ministerial Alliance

Brinktown — Sunday, Nov. 24, Holy Guardian Angels Church; free-will offering to benefit the Vienna Area Ministerial Alliance’s Assistance Voucher Program

Centralia — Sunday, Nov. 24, Centralia United Methodist Church

Chamois — Sunday, Nov. 24, 6 p.m., Chamois United Methodist Church

Edina — Sunday, Nov. 24, Edina United Methodist Church

Glasgow — Sunday, Nov. 24, 5 p.m. First Methodist Church

Hermann — Sunday, Nov. 24, 6 p.m., First Baptist Church

Hermitage — Monday, Nov. 25, Cross Timers Baptist Church

Laurie — Sunday, Nov. 24, 2 p.m., Laurie Care Center

Marceline — Sunday, Nov. 24, 6 p.m., Bethany Baptist Church

Marshall — Tuesday, Nov. 26, Covenant Presbyterian Church

Martinsburg — Wednesday, Nov. 27, Martinsburg Community Church

Monroe City — Sunday, Nov 24, First Baptist Church; meal at 5 p.m.

Montgomery City (New Florence) — Sunday, Nov. 24, New Florence Baptist Church

Morrison (Pershing) — Wednesday, Nov. 27, Zion St. Peters United Church of Christ