November 17, 2007 in Voices

Special services planned for holiday

By The Spokesman-Review

The Thanksgiving holiday is, of course, all about giving thanks for what we have – families, friends, jobs and more.

With that in mind, several Valley churches are planning special worship services to mark the day. Most of the services and other events are all planned for the night before Thanksgiving so people may spend the day with their family.

• The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection will host a Tri-Parish Thanksgiving eve service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday with the congregations of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church. Those attending are asked to bring a nonperishable food item for the Valley Food Bank. A meal will be served following the service.

Those who can’t attend the evening service are invited to attend an earlier service at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. The church is at 15319 E. Eighth Ave. Call the church at 926-6450 for more information.

• A Thanksgiving eve worship service will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Christ Lutheran Church at Broadway Avenue and McDonald Road. The congregation will be joined by members of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and Peace Lutheran Church. A pie social will follow the service, so those attending are asked to bring a pie to share. Food items also will be collected for the Valley Food Bank.

• Zion Lutheran Church will hold a Thanksgiving service at 7 p.m. Wednesday. A potluck pie social will follow the service. Those attending are asked to bring nonperishable food items for holiday food baskets. The church is at 8304 E. Buckeye Ave.

• Spokane Valley Assembly of God Church, 15618 E. Broadway Ave., will offer a service at 10 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

Thanksgiving potluck

The congregation of Opportunity Christian Church will celebrate Thanksgiving early with a potluck meal following the 10:15 a.m. worship service on Sunday. The service will include a performance by a choir of Japanese college students, who also will attend the potluck. The church is at 708 N. Pines Road.

Creation Care Fair

Millwood Presbyterian Church, 3223 N. Marguerite Road, is holding a Creation Care Fair Sunday from 10:30 to 11:30 the reception hall. The fair is the culmination of a three-week series on stewardship with an emphasis on all of God’s creation.

The church will hold one service at 9:30 a.m. instead of the usual two services.

Different community organizations will be discussing environmental issues. Avista, Home Depot, Inland Empire Paper Mill, and Yoke’s are some of the organizations offering information and discussing topics such as winterizing, composting and recycling. For more information, call 924-2350.

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