The Pastor's Ponderings is a weekly note from one of the pastors that is sent to the congregation. If you would like to be included in the list of subscribers to the Ponderings, you can subscribe here. Current subscribers wishing to unsubscribe can do that here as well. The latest Pondering is below.

Dear Glen Mar friends,

As I write this, we are preparing for a powerful Advent season, and getting ready for Walk to Bethlehem, and all that the coming seasons bring. If you haven't shared the joy of Walk to Bethlehem with friends, or signed up to help, now's the time! It's the perfect way to transition from the joy of Thanksgiving to the joy of Advent and a great way for God to touch hearts as we prepare for Christ's birth.

It's also a good time to bring a friend to worship - to check out that new lead pastor, perhaps, or to enjoy our amazing music ministry (and the cantata) and have an encounter with a living God on a Saturday night or Sunday morning. We will be blessed by their presence and I know they'll be blessed too.

Next week is Thanksgiving, and I'm reminded how thankful I am to be a follower of Jesus, and saved by his grace. I'm thankful for a place at the Lord's table - and for the table that is set here at Glen Mar for all who are hungry for living bread and thirsty for living water. My prayer for you is that you will remember to thank God for all God's gifts and most especially for the gifts of food, faith, family, and friends (and May God be present in a deep way around your table and may we all be ready, as Glen Mar always is, to share our blessings with others.

My greatest (and certainly newest) blessing this year is to be in ministry with you, and to be one of your pastors.

See you in Church,
Pastor Mandy