Annunciation Catholic Church Hosts Community Thanksgiving Service

A community choir directed by Stacy Friedrich performs "Now Thank We All Our God" during the service.

A community choir directed by Stacy Friedrich performs "Now Thank We All Our God" during the service. Photo by John Inman.

Annunciation Catholic Church, California, was the site for the Annual Community Thanksgiving Service sponsored by the California Ministerial Alliance Sunday, Nov. 20. The service began with the hymn "Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee." Sister Mary Ruth Ward welcomed those in attendance before Rev. Dan Rowlison, pastor of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), California, led a congregation prayer.

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After the service cookies and refreshments were served in the church basement.

Rev. Eddie Schoeneberg, pastor of Main Street Baptist Church, California, read the scripture, Philippians 1:1-11. "Come, Ye Thankful People, Come" was sung before Ward recited the address prepared by Rev. Fred Elskamp, who was not present due to a death in the family. In the address Elskamp talked about the importance of being thankful for God.

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Sister Mary Ruth Ward reads an address prepared by Rev. Fred Elskamp.

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Rev. Tim Burgher speaks before praying over the offering taken at the Annual Community Thanksgiving Service held Sunday, Nov. 20, at Annunciation Catholic Church, California.

For more of this story check out the Nov. 23 issue of the California Democrat.

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