Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I wanted to be sure to wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving! I am thankful for each and every one of you. One of the Thanksgiving traditions at my home, is we all gather around the table and before we eat (much to my children’s dismay - because they are always HUNGRY), we read a little quote or section from a special Thanksgiving book we have had for years, and then we go around the table and say something we are thankful for - I ask them to be specific.
Since I will not have the pleasure of being at your tables this Thanksgiving I wanted to be specific in how I am appreciate you, my church family:
1. I appreciate the way you always support me with your love, words and encouragement.
2. I appreciate how you love other people. How you rally around the broken hearted, discouraged and worn. You support emotionally, financially and spiritually, thank you.
3. I appreciate my leaders of ministries and Elders for joining me on this crazy ride that God has us on, and being willing to sacrifice personal comfort for Kingdom growth.
4. Finally, for the way you have handled COVID-19. You have treated everyone with respect and kindness and given room for differing opinions. You have abided by our protocol, whether it has all seemed logical or not.
For all of this and more, I thank you.
I love you guys, so thankful to be your pastor.