Yesterday was the start of autumn. We look forward to the rich colors of the leaves in just about every imaginable hue. God is using his paintbrush again.
Let us pray.
Father in heaven, we thank you for this wonderful time of year when the fall harvests arrive and provide us with an abundance of food for our tables.
Thank you for providing a safe place for all of us to gather and share our love and lives with each other.
We ask you to bless our classmates who were unable to join us. We pray for healing for those who are ill and comfort for the families of our classmates that are no longer here on earth.
Please bless the food we are about to share and also those who prepare and serve it.
LORD, bless our time as we break bread together.
We pray our friends of the Jewish faith have a blessed Rosh Hashanah.
We ask all of this in the name of your Son, Jesus.