2nd Annual Christmas Extravaganza
2015 Warriors Mark United Methodist Church
1840 Centre Line Road
Warriors Mark, PA 16877
Set-Up: Friday, December 4th 6pm – 8pm & Saturday, December 5th - 7:30 am to 8:45 am
Extravaganza: Saturday, December 5th – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
November 2015 PASTOR’S LETTER…
What are you thankful for? It’s a commonly asked question during this month of November. Usually at Thanksgiving our family takes turns around the table and
everyone gets to share something they are thankful for. Most often we begin with family and/or our health, and rightly so. There’s a great blessing in the love, support, and council of family. Family brings joy to my heart. And health, even though my friend “Arthur Itis” bugs me a lot, I’m still able to enjoy healthy
days… But what if our family is gone, or in upheaval; and what if our health takes a turn for the worse?
Some may be thankful for a place to live or a job that sustains them. We often take many of the blessings of life for granted. I think of the people who recently lost their homes because of fire, floods and mudslides. Those things come unexpectedly.
Our church has helped people many times in those situations, or when there was an eviction notice. And as for jobs, we may be thankful for what we have, but in these changing times many are unemployed.
As we consider thankfulness, how many of the things we come up with are transitory? Of all the blessings we may share around a Thanksgiving table, even the delicious food, we may or may not have them from one day to the next.
Only one thing stands in this world of transition. There is only one thing that remains when all the temporary fades. There is one thing that we can place our aith in when our world falls apart; and can be certain of when everything else fails. That, my friends, is the love of God; which includes His help, comfort, guidance, and most importantly the gift of salvation through Jesus Christ our Lord.
The following scripture from the Old Testament prophet Habakkuk is one to contemplate and claim as our own.
Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior.
Have a blessed Thanksgiving!!