The Beacon – November 2018 – From The Pastor’s Pen
What an exciting and memorable month November will be.
The time for the celebration of our 180th Church Anniversary is a few days away and we are ready to honor and praise God!
Nov. 3, 2018 at 5 PM: Gathering & Memorabilia display in the fellowship hall
At 5:30 PM – Live Music in both Fellowship Halls
At 6:00 PM – 180th Celebration Dinner
At 7:00 PM – 180th Celebration Program with Guests
Nov. 4, 2018 at 9:30 AM – 180th Church Anniversary & All Saint Sunday
At 11 AM – Birthday Cake and Coffee Hour Fellowship
Historical pictures and testimonies will be on display in the fellowship area.
They look to be memorable days so be sure to be there to celebrate and give thanks and glorify our loving God!
Remember! November is the month of Thanksgiving when we give our thanks to God for the blessings we have and to be kind to others who are in need.
God spoke to His people through the prophet Isaiah:
“I want you to share your food with the hungry and to welcome poor wanderers into your homes. Give clothes to those who need them, and do not hide from relatives who need your help. If you do these things, your salvation will come like the dawn. Yes, your healing will come quickly. Your godliness will lead you forward, and the glory of the LORD will protect you from behind. Then when you call, the LORD will answer. ‘Yes, I am here,’ he will quickly reply.” (Isaiah 58:7-9)
Paul wrote to Timothy that all God’s people should be rich in good deeds and be generous and willing to share. Paul says that in this way we lay up treasures for ourselves as a foundation for the life to come. Praise the Lord and thank you for the many ways that you give to others.
I want you to save the following scripture. Put it on your mirror, on the dashboard of your car, on the cookie jar, on your phone, or on the TV remote! Put it somewhere that you will see it every day. For the months of November and December, I ask you to read aloud every day, with a grateful heart, Psalm 118, verses 28-29:
You are my God, and I will give you thanks;
You are my God, and I will exalt you.
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,
his love endures forever. (Psalm 118: 28-29)
On Thanksgiving Sunday, November 18, we give our thanks to God. I invite all of you to write a “thank you” note to God and bring it with you to that service. You will also can give voice to the thanksgiving in your heart for God’s grace in your life. Join us for a morning worship and thanksgiving.
Blessing to all of you, as you strive to be more like Christ,
Have great holidays!
Your Pastor Soon Sun