Thankfulness and praise!
The high points of our lives are filled with thankfulness and praise. Weddings, graduations, and birthdays are occasions for praise of the persons involved and thankfulness for the pleasure of knowing them. When sports teams win tournaments, there may be a parade devoted to praise of the victorious team, along with thanks for the excitement and entertainment enjoyed. Thanksgiving and praise come naturally to us. Therefore it should be no surprise that they form an important part of our Sunday worship. Almost the first words every Sunday are “Praise ye the Lord! The Lord’s name be praised!” Who is more worthy of praise and thanksgiving than God, who has created and sustains all that is, and who offers us eternal life? One of the names for our worship service is the “Eucharist,” which comes from a Greek word meaning “thanksgiving.” If you want to learn more, you are welcome to join us for joyful worship of our Creator on Sunday mornings at 8:00 am and 10:30 am.
And don’t forget to mark your calendar for our Oktoberfest on October 27 at 2:00pm, at which we will dedicate our new (actually, gently used) stained glass window. See the announcement below.