Got More Cruciferous Vegetables. Indeed.

Got More Cruciferous Vegetables. Indeed.
Pastor Cathy Hanus Holistic Health Coach
All Are Welcome at Our Table

Two weeks ago, we saw hard frost at night, several nights in a row. Since then, our weather has been windy and warmer. Glorious Day! The time passes so quickly!

Thanksgiving Prayer for Our Blessings
Thanksgiving Prayer for Our Blessings

Opening Prayer:
Glorious Day!
Giving Thanks to the Lord, with a Grateful Heart, Thanksgiving Prayer.

Heavenly Father, we come before you today, not to ask for anything but humbly giving thanks for all You have done for us.
We appreciate You, Father, for sending Your Son to die on that old rugged cross to redeem us of our sins.
Thank you Jesus, for enduring so much pain and suffering for our salvation.
We pray that we will be blessed with the same kind of strength to endure life for Your sake.
We give you thanks for giving us, and our family and loved ones, health and strength.
Oh Lord, thank you for your unconditional, undying, never-failing, endless love that graces us each day. Ps. 118:1., 1 Thess. 5:16-18.

Thanks for this Day
Redeemer, we also want to give You thanks for waking us up on this glorious day. We thank You for protection, not only over ourselves, but for our loved ones as well.
We give thanks for health, strength, grace, forgiveness, peace, joy, for loving us unconditionally and never failing us. Lead us, Lord that whatever we do, we do it in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour. Ps. 107:1., 2 Cor. 9:15.

Thank You for Blessings
We thank You for every blessing and also for every trial for they shape us into who we are meant to be and who You want us to be.
Thank You for new mercies and blessings each and every day. We thank You for wonderful families, spouses, food on the table and roofs over our heads.
Thank You, Father, that You know us, You hear us, and You see our tears. We gratefully give thanks for all You have done Messiah, as well as all You are going to do in our lives. In Jesus’ Holy Name, Amen! 1 Chron. 16:34., Col. 3:17. – adapted from Thanksgiving, Cheryce Rampersad.

Glorious Day
Casting Crowns
Glorious Day

Cruciferous vegetables.
Cruciferous vegetables are among a winter cold crop group withstanding reasonable chill that includes broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, bok choy, arugula, Brussels sprouts, collards, watercress and radishes. Cruciferous is a classification for members of the mustard family, from the Latin cruciferae meaning “cross bearing,” as the four petals resemble a cross.
Cruciferous vegetables are rich in vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. Phytonutrients lower inflammation and reduce the risk of developing cancers. Cruciferous vegetables are rich in fiber and low in calories, this will help you feel satisfied without overeating.

For our meal today, we selected fresh Cruciferous vegetables from the garden. They all survived last nights hard frost under a cloth cover.
You will see we are dining on broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, bok choy, arugula, Brussels sprouts, collards, watercress and radishes; all steamed under pressure in a stainless steel pot for two minutes.
For variety in nutrients and color, we added in fresh sweet potatoes, carrots, asparagus, apples and pears; all picked fresh from the garden.

Today we discuss further plans for our annual Free Thanksgiving Day Community Meal.

Today we stretch in the setting sun with Pastor Michael Hanus, practicing yoga on mats.

Closing Prayer:
Dear Jesus, we are thankful for all you have given us. You stood with us in recovery from the spring flooding in March, loved and healed us as we did our best to start plants from seed in weather that suddenly went from frost and wet to hot and dry, watched over us through some violent summer storms, brought us a bountiful harvest of garden fresh fruits and vegetables, and sustain us as we thankfully gather and eat your bountiful harvest. In Your Name we pray. Amen.

Closing Song:
No Longer Slaves
Jonathan David and Melissa Helser
No Longer Slaves

Blessings, Peace Be With You! Pastors Michael and Cathy Hanus