Dear Members of the Lyme/Old Lyme Community:
I write to you in great anticipation of this year's first Community Thanksgiving Service to be jointly conducted by members of each of the participating congregations in Lyme and Old Lyme, this year being held at Saint Ann's Church, 82 Shore Road, Old Lyme, CT.
Invited participants include members from all the Lyme/Old Lyme Churches willing to serve as readers, acolytes, or join in the community choir as we join together to thank God for all the blessings we have received.
We also will be holding up those who have not had the numerous blessing many of us have had as we ask each person joining us to provide a can of non-perishable food which we collectively will provide to our Lyme/Old Lyme Church Food Pantry housed in Old Lyme at the First Congragational Church.
We will also be taking up a freewill offering to provide financial assistance for the Homeless Hospitality Center in New London as they address our housing needs and provide shelter for those in our region who are without shelter.
Please alert us of your willingness to join us by responding by 13 November as I am thankful that we are hosting this service this year and look forward to others hosting this in the years to come as we gather together, united as the people of God, to ask the Lord's blessing.
The Rev Canon Mark K J Robinson