In addition to Mass being available in many Catholic parishes on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, Nov. 24), 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.
Boonville — Tue., Nov. 22, 6 pm, First Christian Church, 301 Fourth St.
Camdenton — Sun., Nov. 20, 2 pm, Camdenton United Methodist Church, 340 W. U.S. Hwy. 54 (cash and canned goods donations to support Lamb House is suggested)
Centralia — Sun., Nov. 20, 6 pm, Friendship Church, 2045 Hwy. EE
Cuba — Thur., Nov. 17, 7 pm, Covenant of Praise Church, 309 N. Mapleshade Road (non-perishable food donations to support local food pantry is suggested)
Edina — Sun., Nov. 20, 7 pm, Assembly of God Church, 1105 E. Lafayette, with Deacon Kenneth Berry proclaiming a reading and St. Joseph parishioner outlining the work of the Ministerial Alliance of Knox County
Hermann — Sun., Nov. 20, 7 pm, St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 136 W. First St.
Kahoka — Sun., Nov. 20, 5 pm, Kahoka Methodist Church, 1110 W. Main St., with Father Robert Fields giving the message
Linn — Sun., Nov. 20, 6 pm, St. John’s United Methodist Church, 920 E. Main St.
Monroe City — Mon., Nov. 21, 7 pm, Holy Rosary Church, 405 S. Main St.
Tipton — Sun., Nov. 20, 6 pm, St. Andrew Church, 106 W. Cooper St., with Father Anthony Viviano giving the message.
Unionville — Sun., Nov. 20, 6 pm, United Methodist Church, 110 N. 19th St.