On the eve of the Thanksgiving Holiday, Fr. Joseph and Dn. Matthew led a brief Service of Thanksgiving (molieben) to give thanks for the many blessing bestowed on us by God. Fr. Joseph spoke briefly at the end of the service before reading the sermon given by Fr. Alexander Schmemann on Thanksgiving Day in 1983. Lastly, John Bilyeu, parish council president, took the opportunity to recognize Dn. Matthew for his work at St. John's as well as his birthday. Before many years was intoned, a gift of velvet orarion and cuffs was presented to Dn. Matthew. Many years!