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Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Letter


Greetings in the Name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

As we once again move toward the Holiday Season, which includes Thanksgiving, Christmas, and then New Year's Day, I want to take just a moment to encourage you to pause and consider just how good God has been to you over this past year.

While there have been many challenges for us, as well as the entire world over the past many months, God is still good!  Once again, we are reminded of the fragility of life and that we should do our best to value our loved ones.


Thanksgiving Letter 2021 – Thankful in Everything

Thanksgiving Greetings!

I wanted to take this opportunity to send a letter to you as we come upon the Holiday Season, especially Thanksgiving.

The Bible tells us in 1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NKJV) 18 in everything, give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

I don't know about you, but I find this verse easy to read but a bit difficult to follow at times. Paul doesn't just tell the Thessalonian church to “be thankful when all is well,” but in “everything, give thanks”!

That word “everything” seems to carry the idea of… well, everything!


Giving Tuesday Letter for Church

Greetings in Christ!

God is good! All the time!

The Bible tells us this in 1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NKJV) 18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

I know that may seem like a challenging thing to do, but if we took time to think about the blessings of God in our lives, we would be far better off than dwelling on the things we see as unfavorable. There have been many times in my life that the difficult things have turned into blessings!

Every year around this time, we know the progression of the way things seem to work, at least in the United States.

First, there is Thanksgiving on the last Thursday of the month. Families get together to enjoy each other's company, and aren't we learning not to take that for granted anymore?


Thanksgiving Letter 2021 – The Forgotten Holiday?

Thanksgiving Greetings!

The Bible tells of a beautiful story of Jesus providing miraculous healings for ten individuals suffering from Leprosy. This amazing story is found in Luke 17:11-19, and while it shares the incredible fact that Jesus is our healer, it also gives a powerful lesson on thankfulness.

If you take time to read the story, you will see that out of the ten who experienced healing from this horrible disease, only one of them took the opportunity to turn around and thank Jesus face to face.

Luke 17:15-16 And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, returned, and with a loud voice glorified God, 16 and fell down on his face at His feet, giving Him thanks. And he was a Samaritan.


Invitation to Share on Church Wall of Thanks

Greetings in Christ!

As we draw closer to the Holiday Season in which we celebrate a time of thankfulness just prior to remembering and appreciating the birth of our Savior, we thought it would be nice to observe the Thanksgiving season in a unique way.

During the month of November we will dedicate space on one of our walls in the church foyer as a “Wall of Thanks”. On this space we will hang paper, and we are asking each and every person who would like to share a thought, testimonial or drawing of what they are thankful for by using the supplied colored pencils to share.