FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK
“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good his love endures forever.”(Psalm 107:1 NIV)
Our November sermon series will be a little different than our usual form. The November sermons will not be based on a book of the bible or theological theme. Our November series will be based around four special worship services: All Saint’s Sunday, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, and Christ the King Sunday. Each one of these services teach us the importance of giving thanks.
All Saint’s Sunday is November 4. We will read from Hebrews 12:1-3, also known as the Great Cloud of Witness passage. We will remember our church members who have passed in the last twelve months along with any loved one who is in our great cloud of witness.
November is the beginning of the holiday season. Grief due to loss of a loved one often accompanies many this time of year. All Saint’s Sunday teaches us our loved ones live with God and in our hearts. For this we can give thanks.
If you are experiencing grief or know of someone experiencing grief at this time, Coleman has well trained lay ministers to help. This is our Stephen Ministry program. If you would like to have a confidential conversation about this ministry please contact Brother Kevin.
November 11 is Veterans Day. We will be reading Psalm 91:1-16, also known as the Soldier’s Psalm. We will take the opportunity to thank the veterans among us. We will learn God is our help and shield. We will thank God for divine protection and ask God to protect those who serve today.
On November 18 we will have our Thanksgiving service. We will read from John 6:1-11, the feeding of the 5,000. We will see how Jesus gives thanks before a miracle. We will ask if we give thanks before we receive a blessing. We will learn how thanksgiving is an act of anticipation.
November 25 is Christ the King Sunday and we will really begin to turn our attention toward Advent and Christmas. We will read from John 12:12-15, The Triumphant Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. This passage demonstrates how Jesus is not like an earthly king. Christ the King turns the world upside down. For this we give thanks.
I am looking forward to spending November with you. I hope you will join us in the sanctuary, online, or on the radio. This November, we will have many opportunities to give thanks for Jesus.
Grace and Peace