November has traditionally been a time of giving thanks, particularly in agrarian communities. Most of us at Mt. View are no longer involved in farming, but that harvest time tradition carries on. One of the symbols of this time is the cornucopia. This tradition dates back to Greek and Roman mythology over 3000 years ago. The name derives from the Latin and means horn of abundance or plenty. This symbol of harvest often graces decorations in homes and at church. The Greeks, Romans and modern day Christians, use this time to offer thanks for all that we have been provided.
This year it seems more important than ever to stop and give thanks. We will be looking for ways to do that in worship. Each Sunday the online service will feature a Thanksgiving hymn. These hymns remind us of the harvest, coming together and celebrating all we have.
I invite you to join with us in worship as we explore biblical texts that reflect the theme Come Ye Thankful People, Come. We will plant, grow, harvest, and feast. Each week an unfolding of the bounty God provides.