From the white robes of Revelation 7 to the stories of Saints in Joshua, we arrive at THANKSGIVING of the Saints this Sunday. In the last two weeks I have challenged some traditional views of what is important to our society versus what is important to joining the Great Cloud of Witnesses and it is interesting that although I saw some questioning looks during the service I haven’t had any challenges or questions. Please know that talking back in worship is not a problem and questions and challenges after the service are actually encouraged. We cannot be true disciples of Jesus Christ until we challenge the status quo and go as deep as we can into understanding the Word of God.
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I again challenge you to seek partnership with your employer, neighbor, friends and family as we prepare to serve over 20 families food for Thanksgiving and Christmas. We will need folks to partner with us to help with Christmas gifts for Deep Run Elementary. We are serving a teacher appreciation dinner at Deep Run on Tuesday evening during parent conferences and could use one or two crock pots of chili and or salad and drinks and even servers. A.C.T.S. needs dinner or snacks for THIS Saturday at 5pm. Hungry Baby could always use more diapers and wipes. Our AOET sponsor child, Gloria in Uganda, always would like letters. The United Methodist Board of Childcare would like you to fill your red stockings with lots of quarters and paper like checks and dollars.
Church, you are being called – not by me – but by the God who gave his Son so you could one day join the Communion of Saints in white robes , with stories and thanksgiving to be disciples and not just church members. Last Sunday we read trust the Lord WHOLEHEARTEDLY. Where are you in the wholehearted relationship with the Savior of the world?
Saturday A.C.T.S. Meeting 5pm @ Dorsey
Sunday Worship – Wesley 20am, Dorsey 11am, Lorien 2pm
Monday – Thanksgiving Food Basket Preparation 6pm @ Dorsey
Tuesday – Teacher Appreciation Dinner @ Deep Run Elementary 5pm
Wednesday – Thanksgiving Eve Worship for he Rt. 1 Corridor UM Ministry 7pm @ Wesley
Thursday – THANKSGIVING – not for Turkey, football and family but for God sending His Son to be the Savior of the World
Sunday Nov. 26 Christ the King Worship (Last day in the church calendar) 10am @ Wesley, 11am @ Dorsey
Saturday Dec. 2 Hanging of the Greens @ Wesley Chapel 9am Coffee and breakfast snacks
SATURDAY Dec. 2 LIVE NATIVITY @ Glen Mar A.C.T.S. sponsored trip. Looking for hot chocolate and snacks to follow at one of the churches
Sunday Dec. 3 FIRST Sunday in Advent – Worship 10am @ Wesley, 11am @ Dorsey, 2pm @ Lorien
Betty N., Eleanor O., Chris, Rhian and baby, Jessica P.., Carol B., Donald M., Richard W., Richard M., ROCK and A.C.T.S., Harvest Home Food Ministry, Hungry Baby, our church members growing into Disciples of Jesus Christ to transform the world!
Make worship a priority… yes even over education, sports, music, fame and fortune! After all – it is for eternity!