Give Thanks

The Message“I lift up my eyes to the mountains—

where does my help come from?

My help comes from the Lord,

the Maker of heaven and earth.”

-Psalm 121:1-2 (NIV)

This Sunday is one of the most important days in the entire Christian calendar: “Christ the King” Sunday. It’s a chance to affirm once more whose world this is, and just who we belong to as the church of Jesus Christ.

So – rejoice! Remember where your help comes from in the midst of any and all struggles. Next week we turn to Advent and begin this journey once more.

In the meantime, it’s important to lift up a few important events happening in the life of this community this week.

First is tomorrow night’s Thanksgiving Eve service on Wednesday, Nov 22 at 7:00PM. All is prepared for a night of great worship – please come and be blessed.

Next up is the Turkey Trot Thanksgiving morning. We have a “gratitude wall” on the front lawn of the church and are hoping for a few people to come out to cheer on the runners and spread joy on Main Street.

Friday morning (November 24) all are invited to gather and remember the life of John Caka, a longtime member of this church, faithful usher, aviator, and man with a servant’s heart. There is a time of visiting with the family at 10AM, then a funeral service at 11AM followed immediately by a ride out to Cherryville Baptist Cemetery.

You are also invited to Kearns Funeral Home at 103 Old Highway 28 in Whitehouse this Saturday (November 25) to remember Barbara Charous, Kim Doyle’s aunt, once a member of this church and also of the choir. There will be time to visit with the family at 10AM and then a funeral service at 12PM, also at the funeral home.

As we gather to give thanks and to remember these faithful people, we also remember the source of our help, grace, joy, and hope. Celebration and mourning; rememberance and thanksgiving; all are connected in the reign of Christ we celebrate Sunday. Celebrate with all you have.

Pastor Ben