On Sunday, September 18th 2016 again we celebrated this year’s Thanksgiving Day. Our Evangelist served with the text word out of Job 28, verse 24: “For he views everything of the earth and sees everything under the heavens.”
The Divine Service started with the song “All life comes from you!” Our Rector referred to it and talked about the relationship of small children to their parents. Small children look up to their parents knowing what they can do the children themselves are not able to. During the course of life this perspective changes for the children start being the masters of their own lives. However, in the relationship toward our Heavenly Father we still are like children who cannot show off with anything. What he can do we will be never able to do! In the Old Testament as well as in the New Testament he proves that he is the Creator of Heaven and Earth.
God created everything and he did that with a precision which still is functioning today. Still today exists the law of sowing and harvesting and still today we can obtain of the earth everything what we need for our life.
The following bible word shows how God watches that and sees to it that the word is fulfilled “As long as the earth exist there shall not cease seed and harvest”.
Still today God acts as a Creator, that is he is the Creator of each soul who starts to come into existence. However, this is not his last act of creation. The Rector talked about a new heaven and earth which will be created by God.
Priest Keller also served along. He told us how at a graduation day in Switzerland a famous representative for the world of economy told the young graduates: “Never forget the law of seed and harvest!” This is also valid for us today he said. We also want to harvest one day which is at the end of our goal of faith. Therefore everyone has to make sure that the proper seed is planted today.
The Divine Service was adorned by the Congregation Choir, a solo part as well as Solos of a trumpet and a silver flute.
It was a very joyful, beautiful Divine Service and almost 100 participants were present amongst them 21 friends and guests.
After the Divine Service the annual Congregation Festival took place and many brothers and sisters contributed nice food and cakes. As usual a lot of food remained in the end.