Monday, November 26, 2007

The Church Thanksgiving Meal

Our local congregation had an annual Thanksgiving meal together on Sunday night, November 18th. Ernie Glenn and the men of the church fixed some fine turkey and ham along with some of the best dressing I have ever eaten. I sure hope that the church I serve next year has a similar tradition.

We actually had two church Thanksgiving meals on the Sunday before Thanksgiving. The one mentioned above and the Eucharist on Sunday morning. The sacrament that we now commonly call by the names of The Lord's Supper or Holy Communion was first called The Eucharist by the early church. The term - Eucharist - literally means "giving of thanks". So our congregation gathered around the table of our Lord to give thanks for the blessings of salvation through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

My sermon was entitled: The Thanksgiving Catalog and was taken from Psalm 103.
Two quotes from the message:
"There are two kinds of people; those who receive everything with gratitude and those who take everything for granted."
"A.W. Tozer once said, 'We can not be too grateful, for it would be like loving too much or being too kind.'"

I will post a summary of the November 25th sermon soon as well as one final pre-Christmas Transition Team update before the team takes a six week break for the holiday season.

Pam and I spent three days in Kentucky with Elizabeth and Trey (daughter and son-in-law) for Thanksgiving and had a wonderful visit. I pray that you had a blessed Thanksgiving holiday.

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