1863 Thanksgiving Proclamation
The following is an excerpt from Lincoln's proclamation.
The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. . . It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American People. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity and Union.
Let us be thankful for God's blessings.
Pastor Steve Lorenz
November 20th, 2015
What's happenin' ?
Pie and Praise Thanksgiving Service, 1:30pm, Saturday, November 21st
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Sunday School - 9:30a.m. to 10:30a.m.
Sunday morning worship service - 10:45a.m.
Tuesday Prayer Meeting
Tuesday Ladies Bible Study
Wednesday Prayer Meeting - 7:00 - 8:00p.m.
Saturday English Classes (ESL) - 10:00a.m. to 12:00noon
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