This Sunday we’ll come together after worship for a Pre-Thanksgiving potluck. I do hope you’ll be able to be present to share in the meal and to talk with those around the table about your holiday traditions and plans.
Sunday’s worship service will focus on Thanksgiving also as we look ahead to the holiday next week. The altar will be decorated with lovely fall flowers, leaves, and pretty velvet pumpkin arrangements, thanks to Rita Smith! We’ll sing the familiar Thanksgiving hymns and reflect on the words of the Gospel lesson Luke 17:11-17 in which Jesus heals ten lepers, but only one comes back to thank him. It seems to me that Jesus appreciates being thanked, for he asks that grateful former leper,
“Were not ten made clean? But the other nine, where are they?” “Don’t Forget to Say ‘Thank You’” is my sermon title. I believe we say “Thank You” to God, not just with our lips, but with the way we each live our one precious life. We’ll consider how we can be more intentional about our thanks-living each day amid all the distractions of today’s world.
Please know that I am thankful for each of you and for your call to be your pastor. It is a privilege to be part of a church community that intentionally works together to be faithful to God in Christ!
In Christ’s love,
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