We are grateful to have been able to share a virtual/in-person hybrid church service on Sunday, the 21st of November, 2021. Our congregants had either received the Covid vaccine, or had had Covid previously. We prayed and sang together, and listened to a sermon by our local minister, Rev. Dr. Sherrie Connelly. We were joined by our friends near and far over zoom. We even had Sunday School where the kids brainstormed ideas of subjects they’d like to study in future weeks. Below are the sermon notes from Rev. Connelly. The readings are referenced.
“Blessed Thanksgiving for All Things,” Sermon notes by Rev. Dr. Sherrie Connelly
Psalm 47:1 to 2, 5 to 9
Oh clap your hands everyone together express your joy adore the Lord on high.
Joel 2:21 to 24 to 26
The threshing floors are filled with autumn green because I had and rejoice in your God.
Matthew 6:25 to 33
Your life is full of abundant blessings. There is nothing to worry about. Worrying gets you nothing. It is merely negative meditation. Let it go…
The flowers of nature grow abundantly and naturally as God has ordered. So too you will grow into the fullness of your being.
ES: AC (Elliott,) n. 10655
We are thankful that the divine human has been raised, thus saving human beings from evil. There is much to be thankful for.<TBTG>
“ Blessed Thanksgiving for All Things“
As our Thanksgiving holiday approaches, we are celebrating a harvest feast together today. Together, in person for the first time in a very long time. Hallelujah we are grateful! Let us look at different sorts of blessed Thanksgiving.
1. during the first year of a child’s life, from loving conception through gestation and burst. A new child is born and comes to us as a miracle. Thanks be to God.
2. During the learning years we develop skills, expand awareness, and have experiences that mature us into full adults. Thanks be to God.
3. As we age, get gray hair, creaky knees, and disabled parking permit, we are grateful for the abilities that do remain. Thanks be to God.
4. As we embrace worlds of many different languages lands and cultures and opportunities to travel across the states and abroad. Thanks be to God
5. As we prepare to share in this delicious and bountiful Thanksgiving harvest feast. We are so grateful for each other’s contributions. Thanks be to God.
6. As we anticipate our first snowfall in the coming of winter, we are grateful for warm clothes, mittens, coats, hats, boots, and people who shovel snow for us. Thanks be to God.
7. As the season of Christmas and baby Jesus’ birth come near, once again we celebrate a newborn child, and the coming new year. He is blessed and born. Thanks be to God.
8. For everyone of our blessings including both gifts and challenges, may we be abundantly grateful. Amen.