During Lent, we encourage your household to give thanks every day for your many blessings and at the same time share with others who are less fortunate. For each item counted, add that many coins to a special collection to be given to ELCA World Hunger after Easter.
Easter Sunday, April 20: How many “Alleluias” did you hear in worship today? (Don’t forget the alleluias in the hymns!) Give thanks for the Resurrection!
Holy Saturday, April 19: Look out your window at bedtime tonight. Is the moon visible? Give thanks for our universe!
Good Friday, April 18: How many pairs of sunglasses are in your home and car? Give thanks for the gift of sunshine!
Maundy Thursday, April 17: How many winter coats do you have (and did you need one in the past few days)? Give thanks for protection from bad weather.
Wednesday of Holy Week, April 16: How many people can you tell “I love you.” today? Give thanks for the people who love you!
Tuesday of Holy Week, April 15: How many words are in the Lord’s Prayer? Give thanks that God listens to our prayers!
Monday of Holy Week, April 14: How many TVs and computers are in your home? Give thanks for the inventions that keep us connected!
Palm Sunday, April 13: How many churches did you pass on your way to worship today? Give thanks for all of God’s churches!
Saturday, April 12: How many toothbrushes are in your home? Give thanks for the marvels of our amazing bodies!
Friday, April 11: How many slices of bread are in your kitchen? Give thanks for farmers who grow the wheat!
Thursday, April 10: How many musical instruments are in your home? Give thanks for the joy of music!
Wednesday, April 9: How many pets are in your home? Give thanks for the companionship of God’s creatures!
Tuesday, April 8: How many gloves and mittens are in your home? Give thanks for protection from the cold!
Monday, April 7: How many lamps are in your home? Give thanks for light that shines in the darkness!
Sunday, April 6: How many doors are in your church? Give thanks for such a welcoming place!
Saturday, April 5: How many telephones and cell phones are in your home? Give thanks for language!
Friday, April 4: How many tires are on your cars and/or bikes? Give thanks for all types of transportation!
Thursday, April 3: How many toilets are in your home? Give thanks for indoor plumbing!
Wednesday, April 2: How many cans of soup are in your cupboards? Give thanks for the food you eat! (And join us at CtK for a Soup & Sandwich supper at 6 pm tonight!)
Tuesday, April 1: How many vaccinations has your family had this year? Give thanks for health care!
Monday, March 31: How many shoes are in your closet? Give thanks for the gift of protection for feet!
Sunday, March 30: How many crosses can you count in your church? Give thanks for Jesus!
Saturday, March 29: How many Bibles are in your home? Give thanks for the Word of God!
Friday, March 28: How many houseplants do you have? Give thanks for every green plant in nature!
Thursday, March 27: How many light switches are in your home? Give thanks for the convenience of electricity!
Wednesday, March 26: How many cans of vegetables are in your pantry? Give thanks for markets!
Tuesday, March 25: How many birds to you see out your window? Give thanks for all God’s creatures!
Monday, March 24: How many soap dispensers are in your home? Give thanks for cleanliness!
Sunday, March 23: How many songs are sung during worship today? Give thanks for music in worship!
Saturday, March 22: How many heating vents are in your home? Give thanks for warmth and shelter!
Friday, March 21: How many houses of neighbors can you see from your home? Give thanks for community!
Thursday, March 20: How many beds are in your home? Give thanks for the comforts of your home!
Wednesday, March 19: How many apples and potatoes do you have in your pantry or refrigerator? Give thanks for farms!
Tuesday, March 18: How many people live in your home? Give thanks for family!
Monday, March 17: How many doors are there in your home? (Don’t forget interior & closet doors!) Give thanks for freedom!
Sunday, March 16: How many folks wear robes during your worship service? Give thanks for ALL ministers!
Saturday, March 15: How many candles are in your home? Give thanks for the gift of light!
Friday, March 14: How many trees are in your yard? Give thanks for the beauty of nature!
Thursday, March 13: How many windows are in your home? Give thanks for fresh air to breathe!
Wednesday, March 12: How many books do you have in your bedroom? Give thanks for education!
Tuesday, March 11: How many boxes of cereal do you have in your home? Give thanks for nutritional meals!
Monday, March 10: How many bandages are in your home? Give thanks for good health!
Sunday, March 9, First Sunday in Lent: How many pews are in your church? Give thanks for all ministers!
Saturday, March 8: How many umbrellas are in your home (or car!)? Give thanks for rain to make gardens grow!
Friday, March 7: How many clocks are in your home? Give thanks for time with family! (And remember to set your clocks ahead one hour Saturday night, giving thanks for Daylight Saving Time.)
Thursday, March 6: How many eggs are in your ‘fridge? Give thanks for farm animals!
Ash Wednesday, March 5: How many sinks are in your home? Give thanks for fresh water!