Thanksgiving Week

Posted on October 31, 2013

November 24th through November 30th marks Thanksgiving week, which is to say Thanksgiving is no longer tied to one day.

November 24th will be our annual women’s thank-offering day. On this day our women will gather gifts and shape the morning worship service with prayers of thanksgiving and praise. Then after the service we will have our annual Thanksgiving pot luck meal. On Thanksgiving Eve (November 27th) we will be gathering at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church for our annual Thanksgiving service. This year First Methodist of Cedar Hill will also be joining us, and Thanksgiving Tabernacle and Rock of Faith have also been invited. The service will be at 7:00 PM.

Thanksgiving Day (November 28th) the office will be closed and you will be enjoying food and time with your families. Many have elected to skip the Thanksgiving Service before Thanksgiving Day. I have only one question. Do you actually give thanks in a significant way on Thanksgiving Day? Or is it gather with family,
eat, watch football and plan your shopping strategies for Christmas sales? If you actually have a history of giving thanks to God in more than a brief prayer, well and good. If, however, you cannot honestly say God gets attentive thanks from the heart, then I suggest this year you make your way to church and give God your heart’s attention, praise and thanksgiving.

“Where are the other nine? Didn’t not they receive healing as well? And why is it only this foreigner has returned to give thanks?”

“Give thanks to the Lord, for his love endures forever.”

Pastor Joel