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Goliad County churches uniting for Thanksgiving service
by Grace In Goliad by Rev. Virginia Frnka
Oct 06, 2013 | 22 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
On any given day, in my work as a hospice chaplain, I may meet and have prayer with a Catholic, a Baptist, a Pentecostal, a Presbyterian ... well, the list goes on.

As I go about finding a meaningful way to be with all these people, I can be pretty well assured that I can share the Lord’s Prayer with them, in English or Spanish, and have a common thread with which to connect. This prayer is a unifying thread, weaving through Christianity around the world.

We as Christians, for that matter we as human beings, are more alike than we are different. I am reminded as I see us in our final moments, our final needs are pretty much the same. This commonality does not make much of a news story or a sound bite. We need God, we need each other and we need to give thanks.

Yesterday, the Goliad Ministerial Alliance met in the process of planning for a service together - the annual community Thanksgiving Service. More than a dozen members of different faith communities from all over the county are working together to hold a gathering for us all to come share our common humanity and to offer the thanks we need to give for the good things we share and for God’s blessings.

Rev. Virginia Frnka is the senior pastor at St. Stephens Episcopal Church
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