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Joint Thankgiving Eve services set

The four ELCA congregations of Jamestown -- Atonement, Immanuel, Trinity and St. John's -- will hold a joint Thanksgiving Eve Service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. John's Lutheran Church, 424 First Ave. S.

The Rev. Leon Zavadil of Trinity will preach with the Rev. Suzanne Orlopp of St. John's presiding. Holy Communion will be celebrated within a liturgy called The Bread of Life.

A joint choir will practice at 5:30 p.m. in the sanctuary at St. John's. Anyone who wants to sing is welcome to attend the rehearsal.

A Thanksgiving offering will be received to be given equally between the ELCA World Hunger Appeal, and the Stutsman County Disaster Recovery Unmet Needs Committee.

Donations of canned goods will also be received to be given to the Community Action Food Pantry. Food items especially needed include: boxed meals such as Hamburger Helper, macaroni and cheese, canned fruits, canned vegetables, peanut butter, pastas, jelly, soups, crackers and condiments such as mustard, ketchup, relish and pickles. These items will be blessed along with the offering during the service.

Their will be a time of pie and coffee fellowship following the worship service in the hospitality center adjoining the sanctuary. The public is welcome to attend.