Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving By Remembrance

"But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth, so that he may confirm his covenant that he swore to your ancestors, as he is doing today" (Deut 8:17).

Whether you feel like you are wandering in the wilderness or are living it up in the Promised Land, pause to give thanks this season. The Biblical way of thanksgiving is through remembrance, remembrance of the Lord our God who brings us out of the desert, walks with us through the valleys and hears our shouts from the mountain tops. This day will find us in various spiritual, family, social, and economic situations, but regardless of where we are, give thanks through remembering our Lord. How and when can we remember? Remember the Lord by “talking about them [God’s Words] when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you rise” (Deut 6:7). In other words, make thanksgiving a part of everyday life. God Bless you and your family. Amen

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Sunday 11:45 Worship

Thanks for those who participated in planning the special worship for this Sunday. Below is the order of service that we agreed upon. We look forward to having a faithful and fantastic time. God Bless.

Call To Worship – God is an Awesome God – Joe and children
Greeting – Pastor John
Songs of Praise - Congregation
Special Activity
Luke 17:11-19 - Jacob Anderson
An Opportunity of Thanks
Offering - Rapid Deployment
Closing Song - Congregation

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Praise and Thanksgiving

"Take care that you do not forget the Lord your God..." (Deut 8:11a)

Trinity wil be hosting two special services in the next week. We would love to see you on Sunday, November 23, 2008 at 11:45 where we will have a contemporary family service. This service will offer up praise and thanksgiving to God in an interactive atmosphere. Come help us remember what God has done for us this past year. If you would like to help out or participate, please respond to this post, email, or attend a planning meeting on Wed (19th) at 7pm.

On Thanksgiving Eve we will be hosting the Emmitsburg Council of Churches Thanksgiving Service at 7pm. Please join us for a wonderful community event. We will also be collecting cereal for the Emmitsburg area foodbank. See you then!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Jim and Casper go to church

Last night at Bible study we started working with Jim and Casper. Jim is a Christian who purchased the right to take Casper, an atheist, to church. They visited 10 churches and began to have conversations about what they experienced. Jim felt that Christians could learn a great deal from what an Atheist thought about our churches. Casper and Jim noticed several things in their visits. 1. Churches did not reflect how the Church was depicted in the Bible. 2. Churches had little sense of community. 3. Other than the greeters they were not talked to by anyone except in two churches. 4. The churches seemed to be overly interested in spectacle. 5. The churches were solely interested in growing large.

Take time to reflect on these comments and feel free to offer some of your own.