TIME FOR THANKSGIVING!
Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good.
His love endures forever!
Here are two words that could change our lives if we put them together - "Thanks" and "Giving".
Thanks is our expression of gratitude. We thank God for sending Jesus to be our Savior. We thank Him because he gives life and life that is abundant. The very air we breathe is a constant gift reminding us that God is good and His faithful love endures forever.
We also give thanks to those who serve in our midst. To all those who give each day so that we can enjoy the life in this land of freedom, we say "THANK YOU". During November we will thank and bless our veterans for their sacrificial service to our nation.
The second word that could change our lives is "giving". We give because we have received. November will include two special opportunities to give to others. On November 17th we will have our annual COMMUNITY GIVE-AWAY. Just like a garage sale, but everything is free. If you can participate, please bring your gently used clothes and household items to the church for this give-away as expression of love to our community. We will also collect our annual WORLD HUNGER OFFERING this month. The offering will be received at the Thanksgiving Day Worship Service on November 22 at 10:00 A.M.
Now put the two words together - THANKSGIVING! Two words, when joined together and lived out that can change lives for the better.
Mahalo nui loa!
Pastor Steve Gray
SOUTHERN BAPTIST CHURCH IN WAHIAWA, HAWAII