"Thanksgiving worship services, sometimes held at the request of the government through presidential proclamations, seem strange in modern America. Some American Lutherans have wondered if this is appropriate. Our government allows the murder of babies. How can its leaders ask us to pray and give thanks? Others have questioned whether or not the annual request itself is a violation of the separation of Church and State, and still others have suggested that it might be a misunderstanding of the two kingdoms." Read more on the topic from Rev. David Petersen.