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Date of Issue: November 25, 2009

Thanksgiving services, dinners planned

Anna Maria Island churches will observe Thanksgiving with an All Island Denominations service at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25.

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The AID service will take place at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, and feature a joint church choir and worship leaders from each congregation.

The Rev. Harry Parsell of the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation will deliver the sermon.

Gloria Dei also will hold a service at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 26.

Roser Memorial Community Church will host a service of thanksgiving in the chapel, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria at 10 a.m. Nov. 26.

Then, at 2 p.m., Roser will host its seventh annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner in the church hall. Seating is limited for the dinner, and reservations are requested by Nov. 22 at 941-778-0414.

The Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, will hold a morning prayer at 8 a.m. Nov. 26 and a worship service at 10 a.m.

St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach, also will hold a Thanksgiving mass.

Additionally, members of the Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach, will host the fourth annual Thanksgiving Potluck at 2 p.m.

Diners are asked to bring a dish to share. The center will provide turkey, ham and the traditional sides.

For more information about the dinner, call Lisa Marie Phillips at 941-778-1323.