In the last several years, Thanksgiving has become my favorite holiday. If you can disregard the encroaching consumerism of Christmas upon the day, it is simple: set aside time to be thankful. For me, that means the craziness but also the very basic practice of gathering with my family and eating good food. Maybe a ballgame will be on in the background and some fort building in the den to watch parades. But for my family, the level of production is low: set the table, sit down together, and say what we’re thankful for.
Thanksgiving is at the core of how we live out our faith lives. Our worship, our service to neighbor, our giving of ourselves and our gifts flow out of gratitude to God. This week, we will give thanks. It’s as simple as that. We’ll remember God’s grace. We’ll celebrate God’s gifts. And we’ll imagine how we are called to respond in thanksgiving.
Sunday we wrap up our Seasoned to Celebrate series with the dedication of our Stewardship and Capital Campaign pledges. It is thanksgiving, as all members and friends will be invited forward to feast at Christ’s table and to offer their pledges as a sign of gratitude to God and commitment to God’s mission, through DHPC.
If you have not yet received your Stewardship/Capital Campaign mailing, you may find an invitation to give and pledge form here.
- Key Scripture: 2 Corinthians 9:6-15
- Sermon Title: Seasoned to Celebrate: A Time to Plant and Pick
- Roundtable Class/Next Week’s Scripture: Luke 1:5-25
See you in worship,