On behalf of the staff here at (NAME OF CHURCH), I wanted to take this opportunity to wish you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving Season.
Without a doubt, we could spend much time focusing on the many things going wrong in our Nation, but I want to remind us of the tremendous importance and calling we have to be a people of Thankfulness!
1 Chronicles 16:34 (NKJV) 34 Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.
It seems so appropriate that before we get to “the most wonderful time of the year”, that we take a few moments to express our thanks to God.
For many people Thanksgiving is a day to eat too much and watch football for the entire day. Yet, we as Christians know it goes far deeper than that, even though we may enjoy those things as well.
It's important that we have a thankful spirit!
John Henry Jowett, a British preacher of an earlier generation, said this about gratitude: “Gratitude is a vaccine, an antitoxin, and an antiseptic.” What did he mean? He meant that gratitude, like a vaccine, can prevent the invasion of a disgruntled, discouraged spirit. Like an antitoxin, gratitude can prevent the effects of the poisons of cynicism, criticalness, and grumbling. Like an antiseptic, a spirit of gratitude can soothe and heal the most troubled spirit.
There are a few things I wanted to share about the importance of having a thankful spirit so please take a few moments to read them.
I wanted to take a moment to send a note to thank you for attending our special Service of Thanksgiving this past week. What a joy it was to get together with the family of God to express our Thanks to God. His tender mercies and great compassion are new every morning!
If you do not already have a home church, we would like to extend an invitation to you as well to join us for services every Sunday here at First Christian Church.
Once again, we are nearing that time of year in which we express our Thanksgiving to God. He is truly our provider and source of blessings.
Perhaps you've noticed, as I have, that as soon as October is over and November arrives, we begin to see Christmas decorations immediately go up! While I'm thrilled when Christmas comes, I'm always just a bit sentimental about the importance of Thanksgiving. Even on the first of November, I'm already seeing ads for Black Friday, and also Black Friday seems to start earlier than ever!
Somebody slow down and be thankful!
I'm sending this Thanksgiving Offering Letter as we usually do at some point before Thanksgiving. On Thanksgiving Sunday, we are looking forward to receiving a special Thanksgiving Offering that assists us as a church to be a blessing.