PAUSE AND SAY THANKS…

“In everything give thanks for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:18)

In a few days we’ll be joining family and friends for Thanksgiving. I read recently that Thanksgiving is known for two things – Food and Football. Seems like a far cry from it’s intended purpose of thanking God for His protection and provision. It was Abraham Lincoln that made the first Thanksgiving Proclamation, but the very first Thanksgiving took place many years earlier when the first pilgrims survived a brutal winter and in the nick of time received much needed supplies from England. They simply gathered around a table and thanked God for saving them. When I think of the abundance of supplies we have in our modern culture today, we have much to be thankful for.

I’d like to issue a Thanksgiving Challange. From now until Thanksgiving, I want to challange you to find something to thank God for every day. Especially when difficulty comes. Maybe it’s a cloudy day. Thank God that not every day is cloudy. Maybe it’s a challenging neighbor. Thank God for the opportunity to show unconditional love. Maybe you burned the Thanksgiving dinner. Thank God that you’ll get to the dessert sooner. See what will happen in your hearts and minds if you would turn every negative situation into a time of giving thanks.

We are webcasting our services. You can view them at USTREAM. You can also catch up on studies that you’ve missed or perhaps your following us from a distance at VIMEO.

Roxie and I are praying for you…

Blessings

P.HD

BUILDING UPDATE
We are continuing to receive donations for our building fund. If you would like to give, please place your donation in a white envelope and mark it BUILDING FUND on Sunday mornings. Please understand that this is above your normal tithes and offerings to the church.

RADIO PROGRAM UPDATE
We are thankful for the opportunity to broadcast the gospel on a weekly basis on KWVE 107.9 FM. However, the principle we operate on is where God guides He provides. We have finances to support the program through the end of the year. If you are interested in continuing to support the program, please send your donations to Worship Life Calvary Chapel, PO Box 5946, San Clemente, CA. 92674 and make sure you write that it’s for Worship Life Radio. You can contribute Sunday mornings and write it on an envelope for Worship Life Radio as well. We want to be good stewards with what God has given us.

 

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