Counting Your Blessings
Once the calendar is turned to November, I start looking forward to Thanksgiving Day. We all know we cannot safely celebrate the day as we have in the past or would like to in this year where we have experienced isolation and quarantine. I am sad that we cannot share a Thanksgiving feast with one another as we usually do following the Sunday Service which occurs before the Thanksgiving holiday. Let this not dull nor deter our thanks-giving!
For our service of Thanks-Giving I would like to include the things, people, events for which you are thankful. Think back through the year, where has God's goodness and mercy touched your life? Were you blessed even when you had not asked or perhaps did not deserve God's touch in your life? You may send your blessings to the church via USPS or email these to the church office. You are welcome to sign your name to them or you may choose to remain anonymous. These expressions of thankfulness will be included in the service, Sunday, November 22nd.
Begin today to recognize your blessings, thank our merciful God for them, and then share them with your church family.
Calendar of Sundays
November 8 - A Time for Healing included within the service. Recall those who need healing of mind, body or spirit and we will include them in our prayers that morning. November 15 - A Time for Humor within the service. Come with an open heart. Bring a smile. November 22 - Thanksgiving Service. Please submit to the office things for which you are thankful. You may add your name or not as you choose. These will be included in the service that morning. (Even with COVID there is much to be thankful for.) November 29 - First Sunday of Advent including the traditional wreath lighting. We need a pair of friends, couples, adults and youth, each Sunday to be present in the service to light the candles of Advent and Christmas. Pastor Joanne is eager to take your name and in which service you choose to participate. Script and simple directions will be provided prior to your Sunday.
Pastor Joanne invites you to join us this and every Sunday morning for our live-streamed Facebook worship service at 10:30 am, preceded by 5 minutes of music for meditation to help folks get settled. Pajama attire and pets are welcome.
In-Person Worship: The Spring Creek Sanctuary is cautiously reopening to our members and friends who want to be a part of the worship service in-person. Currently, we are limiting the number that may be present to ten (This does not include those who are active participants such as the worship team or the technical team). We are taking all necessary precautions and feel that the environment is safe. We welcome you to call the office by Thursday, noon, to reserve a seat for in-person worship.Those who have attended have said that it was good to be back to worship in their church home once again. Seating is assigned to designated areas maintaining safe distancing. Masks must always be worn. Worshipers should plan to be seated by 10:25, the time we begin filming the live service broadcast. Copies of our Order of Worship are available on the stand by the sanctuary double doors. Pastor Joanne has more information.
God Is Still Speaking,
Let's listen together.