The clamour of people talking and laughing echoed through the hallways as grandparents met with their students in the campus room to celebrate the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend during the Thanksgiving chapel.
Every year Minnehaha gives grandparents the opportunity to come to the school the day before Thanksgiving and give thanks, with their grandchildren, for the community and giftsÂ that theyÂ are blessed with.
This day gives older and younger generations a chance to connect
through faith and thanksgiving and encourages this by providing a link through scripture and song.
The chapel began with prayer and a reading of psalm 100:
1Â Shout for joyÂ to theÂ Lord, all the earth.
2Â Â Â Â Â Worship theÂ LordÂ with gladness;
Â Â Â Â come before himÂ with joyful songs.
3Â Know that theÂ LordÂ is God.
Â Â Â Â It is he who made us,Â and we are his;
Â Â Â Â we are his people,Â the sheep of his pasture.
4Â Enter his gates with thanksgiving
Â Â Â Â and his courtsÂ with praise;
Â Â Â Â give thanks to him and praise his name.
5Â For theÂ LordÂ is goodÂ and his love endures forever;
Â Â Â Â his faithfulnessÂ continues through all generations.
The psalm was read by members of the Minnehaha community inÂ English, Romanian, Chinese, Slovak, Danish and Spanish. The chapel also included songs performed by the school choir and band as well as hymns sung by the audience.