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Thanksgiving Thanks 2020

Oh hey, it's 2020. The church where I serve as Pastor has a long-standing tradition of doing a special service on Thanksgiving Eve. A few months ago, we were starting to plan for masked, socially distant worship -- complete with sign-ups and organization and bipolar ionization. Then, a month or so ago, the COVID-19 pandemic came to my church's small town in full force, and several of our members were diagnosed and/or exposed to Covid. We quickly pivoted to online worship, and we've been live-streaming only for quite a few weeks now. I have to admit I always feel a little stressed this time of year. September and October are busy months: the re-start of school, both of my boys' birthdays, lots of preparation for the church program year. This year is no exception, except it feels like we are planning everything without a manual, and with knowing that whatever we plan is likely to fall apart. I've been worried about the ones I love, and filled with anxiety about the un

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