Happy Thanksgiving!

We hope that everyone enjoys time with family and friends as we take a break from our regular activities to give thanks to God for all He has done for us and for all His blessings.

There will be no Wednesday evening activities this week.
The church office will be closed Thursday and Friday.  

A Prayer of Thanksgiving

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)

Thanking God for…

Physical blessings: health, medicine, food, clothing, shelter, heating and air conditioning, electricity, running water, sanitation, a wide variety of groceries, transportation, chocolate, changing seasons, music, nature, entertainment, warm beds, toiletries, literature, beauty in all its forms…

Community and country: peaceful transfer of power, people who work to keep us safe, schools that educate our children, construction crews that keep roads open, the wide varieties of businesses and services, parks, sports teams, our freedoms (speech, religion, assembly, etc.)…

Relationships: people to celebrate Thanksgiving with, finding long lost friends (on Facebook!), parents, best friends, siblings, all children, teachers, new people we’ve met this past year, friendships at church, accountability partners, extended family, neighbors, co-workers, employers, spouse…

Spiritual blessings: God loves us (even when we forget to do devotions!), He gives us spiritual gifts, He is developing the fruit of the Spirit in us, His mercies are new every morning, He gives us strength, comfort, and peace—even in the midst of hard times, He keeps on forgiving us, He empowers us to do good and gives us purpose, He gives us discernment and direction, He hears us when we lament and knows our pain, He never leaves us…

NEW LIFE IN CHRIST!