Thanksgiving greeting from Rev. Belisle

Chi l mark Community Church

9 Menemsha Crossroad

Chilmark ,  MA 0 2535

Dear Friends in Christ,

I believe most of us know the song , entitled : “What a Wonderful World?”

It says:   “I see trees of green, red roses too .   I see them bloom, for me and for you.

And I think to myself, what a wonderful world.

I see skies of blue, and clouds of whi te . 

The bright blessed day, and the dark sacred night.

And I think to myself, what a wonderful world .

I hear babies crying, I watch them grow, they’ll learn much more, than I’ll ever know.

And I think to myself, what a wonderful world . 

Yes, I think to my self, what a wonderful world. ” (Louis Armstrong)

For me this song expresses an “attitude of gratitude.” The song is hopeful and optimistic.  The author found

joy, life and love in the green trees, the red roses, the blue skies, and even the dark sacred ni ghts.  What

brings joy, love , blessing and thankfulness to you? What are the things for which you are grateful? Are you

thankful for blue skies, red roses and dark sacred nights? Are you thankful for a home, for love d ones,  for  live ,

health and strength ?  I am sure we all  have many things for which we are thankful ! What and who  will you  giv e

thank s for  this thanksgiving ? Kindly  remember your f athers and m others who migrated to these parts and

create a place where we  are able to live, work and worship  in freedom.

Let us  not  forget  the many families who have lost love d ones to COVID 19. Let us remember those who are, in

one way  or the other, are  suffering because of the pandemic . Let us remembe r  the many caregivers in o ur

hospitals and nursing homes who are over worked and over stressed in caring for the sick and  dying.  Please

remember to say  a special prayer for them all.

We give God thanks for who we are and what we have, remembering that all comes from God:

“All  are Thine; no gift have we, Lord of all gifts, to offer Thee: and hence , with grateful hearts today,

Thine own before Thy feet we lay.” (John G. Whittier)

I wish you and yours, a blessed  t hanksgiving!

Sincerely,

______________________________ November 202

Ernest Belisle (Minister)

Please see a thanksgiving prayer below .​

Chi l mark Community Church

9 Menemsha Crossroad

Chilmark ,  MA 0 2535

Thanksgiving Words and Prayer

Words before the Prayer

We live in a land rich in harvest.

Yet, many have no bread.

We choose our clothes from many changes.

Yet, many cannot afford our rummage sales.

We live in comfortable houses.

Yet, many have no place to call home.

We have work that feeds mind and body.

Yet, many have jobs that feed neither mind or body

Lord,  we have been richly blessed.

Let us Prayer

Lord, we remember that to those who

much is given, much is expected.

We give you praise and thanksgiving for

all the blessings of this life: for food, for

family, for friends and for love d ones.

On this Thanksgiving Day, bless all our

relationships and keep us health and safe

from all illnesses especially during this

time of COVID 19. Thank you Lord.  Amen

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