Dear Glen Mar friends,
Psychologists these days are embracing "gratitude" as a secret ingredient for happiness. Many journals and planners have spots for entering "3 things you're grateful for" as part of what helps our minds be in a positive place for the day, or as a practice at the end of the day.
People of faith have always known the value of gratitude. The Psalms are filled with exhortations to give thanks to the Lord (for He is good, his steadfast love endures forever - Psalm 136:1). Paul exhorts followers of Christ to pray without ceasing and to rejoice in the Lord always (and again I say, rejoice!).
Thanksgiving is coming - and as we gather with family and friends and food (and football), what are YOU grateful to God for? Head over to our Facebook page and share YOUR blessings so that we can join you in prayers of thanksgiving!
I'm thankful for new members at Glen Mar, for the joys of worship with you, for a new Habitat build, for my Walk to Bethlehem opportunity for service (hint, I get to hug Lydia a lot on Friday). I'm thankful for our church community that holds one another in prayer. I'm thankful for Welcome Center Hosts and for Hospitality Hosts, for ushers and trustees, for folks who said "YES" to serving in the coming year.
I'm thankful for the gift of being your pastor. I hope you'll join us this weekend to give thanks, and to celebrate the reign of Christ. You won't want to miss it!
See you in Church,