Good Morning Dear Church,
I just wanted to send a quick email today to tell you how very thankful I am for you! This week in our elders meeting we were praying for all the college students as they go home and those who are traveling this season and we were celebrating how very thankful we were for our baptismal service this past week. For the first time since I've been the pastor, we ran out of both bulletins and communion elements! I am so thankful for all of you how earnest you are in your prayers and eager you are with your hands.
It reminds me of what I was reading in 2 Corinthians 8-9 this week. There the apostle Paul is trying to encourage the Corinthian church to be generous. He does it by pointing them to the example of Jesus: "For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, who though he was rich became poor, so that you might become rich by his generosity." (2 Cor 8:9) Because of this, the apostle tells them that they can respond in a "liturgy/ministry of service" (9:12).
I am thankful for everything Christ has done for us in the ministry of the gospel, and I am immensely grateful that you have responded with your own ministry!
So saints, enjoy your thanksgiving! Give thanks to him, for all is from His loving hand!
Southern Heights Christian Church
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