Here are a few notes to keep in mind during November.
All Saints Sunday, November 3 – This is a meaningful service for us because it gives us a chance as a community to support each other in remembering our members and other loved ones who have passed away in the last year. Even though these folks are in the minds and hearts of family and friends daily, this Sunday gives us an opportunity to remember them in a worship setting, to sound a chime to each name, and to feel their presence in the sacrament of Holy Communion.
Veterans Day Remembrance, Sunday, November 10 – Though not a religious holiday, we will make a grateful acknowledgment of those who have served in the military as a sacrifice on behalf of all our citizens. If you are a veteran, I hope you will be present on the 10th so that we can thank you.
Thanksgiving Sunday, November 24 – Though Thanksgiving is on Thursday, Nov. 28, we will celebrate as a congregation on Nov. 24. Every time we worship we express our gratitude to God for all of God’s gifts but especially we are grateful for God’s grace in Jesus Christ. This is a national holiday that picks up on the spiritual practice of giving thanks which is an essential practice of all faiths.
• If you haven’t turned in your commitment card for support of our ministry in 2020, we hope you will do so soon.
• We want to finish 2019 with strength. If you are behind on your giving intentions, we hope you might catch up and, of course, we will be asking for a special Thanksgiving Offering in November.
Thanks for your continued faithful stewardship. It is making a difference in people’s lives.
Personal Thanks – Your prayers and kind expressions of support on the tragic death of my nephew in Nebraska have meant so much to me.
In Christ, Denny Silk, Pastor