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Pilgrims Hold First Worship Service in America - January 21, 1621

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This week marks the anniversary of when the Pilgrims held their first-ever public worship service in North America.

William Brewster, a Mayflower passenger who was also an elder in the church, led the worship service at a square blockhouse in New Plymouth.

Several months later, the Pilgrims would hold an autumn harvest celebration along with the Wampanoag Indians, inspiring the creation of what became the Thanksgiving holiday.

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