Sing to God with gratitude in your hearts.

Colossians 3:16

 

Thanksgiving 2016Dear Church Family and Friends:

Have you ever forgotten something? Whether it was a task to be done, where an item was last seen, or the name of someone – most of us have experienced a lapse of memory at some time in our lives.  And as we age, I’m learning, this is a more common occurrence!  A song the children’s choir sang many years ago was entitled, “Never Forget to be Thankful.”

 

 

 

Throughout scripture we are reminded to give thanks to God.  For example:

“Give thanks to the LORD and proclaim his greatness.
Let the whole world know what he has done.” (1 Chr. 16:8; Ps. 105:1 NLT)

“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good!
His faithful love endures forever.” (1 Chr. 16:34; Ps. 107:1; 118:1,29; 136:1 NLT)

“Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise.
Give thanks to him and bless his name.” (Ps 100:4 NLT)

“Praise the LORD! Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! 
His faithful love endures forever.” (Ps 106:1 NLT)

The fourth Thursday of November is a national day for Thanksgiving in our country.  But we should not limit our words of thanks to just one twenty-four hour period.  God is limitless in his bestowal of blessings; we should be no less generous in our expressions of gratitude.

However you plan to spend Thanksgiving Day – with family and friends, or perhaps alone – enjoying delicious dinner or watching a little football – please set aside time and remember to “Give thanks to the LORD and proclaim his greatness.”

Happy Thanksgiving!

Pastor Martha Dominy

 

The Congregation Sings on Thanksgiving Sunday

We Gather Together

Now Thank We All Our God

Let All Things Now Living