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