Today is the 7th of Oct and seven in the Bible is a number of completeness. God's creation took 7days to complete. The number eight in the Bible is new beginnings. Seven is complete but life is not over as we arise and enter a new season and begin again. Thanksgiving is a celebration that the harvest is finished and the produce of the past season is gathered into the barn. We rejoice for the labor of what was planted has been rewarded and we begin again. In the Old Testament God required a sacrifice of an animal from the harvest, in the New Testament God request a sacrifice of praise for His goodness towards us who believe. We are to bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the Lord and with the fruit of our lips to give thanks. "Lord we thank you for this past season and we trust You for the future as another new season begins."
Just a reminder that the visitation for Lin Ryan will be tonight from 7-9 at Chant's Funeral home with the Home Going Service tomorrow at 2pm. Our prayers go to the family to be comforted by the Holy Spirit at this time. In light of these events Martin McCarthy has postponed the Bus trip by 1 week and this moves the Bus Trip event to next Saturday Oct. 15th. If you have booked for this week and can't go next week you will gladly be reimbursed.
This Sunday I'll be sharing on, 'Thinking of Thanks." Sometimes we don't have to think about thanks for what's happening in a certain moment for that moment is great. It's at other times, have you ever had any of those 'other times?' Times when it can take a minute to find your thanks.
Continue to pray for all those in need, looking forward to seeing you real soon, lots of love Pastor Kevin and Alice