God's Word teaches Christ-followers to be thankful in all circumstances - 365 days a year - in good times and in bad. In this video sermon I teach about 6 more reaasons why our thanksgiving is so important for us.
How are you doing on this Friday after Thanksgiving? Working? Home with relatives? Fighting the crowds for the Black Friday deals? Here at the Pierce home we have a dozen folks from both sides of family, who are slowly making their way back into the swing of life this morning. My job every Thanksgiving is to set the table and to carve the turkey. One Facebook friend told me that I got off easy, to which I make no contradicting argument - I am indeed blessed!
Decorating Church Sunday! I know many of you are excited about decorating our 126-year old church building for Christmas. We have a two-hour window right after church to get the job done. With many hands I'm sure the decorations will go up quickly. We will be ordering pizza for all the participants too. This will be a fun event for families; children love setting out our Christmas decor.
We Are Thankful. Last Sunday we filled our fellowship hall with a record crowd for our Thanksgiving potluck meal. I came around and asked most of you what you were thankful for. We put together this awesome Thanksgiving video, which we plan to play for you this Sunday morning.
Children Making Advent Movie. Our KidsMin director, Diana Devolder, told me this week that our children will be making a movie together! They will act out the details of Luke 2. They will also audio record the words from Luke 2. This movie version of the nativity will debut in our Christmas Eve services on December 24th at 5pm and 7pm. The kiddos and Diana will meet together this Sunday morning to work out the details. So if your children would enjoy making a movie to show all their family and friends, make sure they come Sunday morning.
6 More Reasons To Be Thankful. We'll complete our 2-part Thanksgiving sermon series by talking about why Christ-followers should be thankful all year long. We'll discover that there are both practical and spiritual reasons for our daily thanks giving. We'll talk about the Thanksgiving chair illustration that will help you to be thankful in both good times and bad. Our key Bible verse will be:
“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 2 Thessalonians 5:18 ESV
Christmas Concert Next Friday! We are T minus 7 days and counting down for our first-ever Church Requel Christmas concert. This is a great opportunity to invite all of your family and friends. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping. This is a terrific way to remember the real reason for the season. Jeff Anderson is a grammy-nominated singer and songwriter, who used to lead the worship at the Columbus Vineyard. I'm hearing that there is some great excitement about this concert, so you might want to make plans to arrive early! Jeff will begin his acoustic concert set at 7pm.
Here are the other cool things going on at Church Requel in the next week.
We celebrate Thanksgiving as a holiday one day a year. The Bible tells us, though, that we should be thankful 365 days a year. In this CR video talk from this past Sunday, I share 6 reasons why Christ-followers should always celebrate Thanksgiving.