On this Thanksgiving week as I dream of stuffing my face with, ironically, stuffing, a few thoughts:
- I really hope you will join us at Faith Evangelical Free Church here in Boyceville for our ecumenical Thanksgiving worship service. We don’t take many opportunities to worship together as a community and I think we have a wonderful service planned. We have some special music with people from the various congregations. Come give thanks and join with our brothers and sisters in Christ in worship.
- I think that our ministerial association is a great example of how the world can be when we remember what is important. Steve Boyd at Faith is one of my closest friends. There are many things we disagree about, from sports teams to theology. Yet, we have always been able to have frank and open discussions where we listen to each other’s views thoughtfully and respectfully and still maintain a good friendship as well as lift up each other in the faith. I am really proud of our ministerial association and I hope you join us tonight.
- When you come by, bring a canned good for the food pantry and a couple of extra bucks for the offering. All canned goods and offering will be split up between Food Harvest Ministry, West CAP food pantry, and Stepping Stones of Dunn County Food Pantry.
- I want to thank everyone who helped out to get the church decorated for Christmas. Thanks to Jeff, Kevin, Rick, and Joe for getting the trees and getting them up and to all those who pitched in yesterday.
- I also want to thank everyone who has brought me candy in the past three weeks. I’m overflowing and have enough candy for 1000 children sermons! Thank you for your generosity.
- I’m not ashamed to say that I’ll be out shopping at 2 am on Friday morning. When you are out there, keep in mind our Silent Auction. We love items of all kinds and all of the proceeds of the auction goes to help our Mission Trip youth. Our goal is to have as few fundraisers as possible, so a good Silent Auction can make that happen. Help the youth realize their goal of helping others at Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.
- One of the greatest things ever happened on Sunday. Every week we have a Cake Walk where we raffle off a cake for the benefit of the mission trip. This week, we had two cakes for one because, as the person donating this week, I had dropped a cake and though fully edible, looked terrible. So I bought another cake that was exactly the same and we raffled them together.
As you will see in the link I have below, one of my confirmation students won the cakes and was very excited. Even better was that she didn’t realize that she won BOTH cakes. It was a great moment. Here is this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3lTCu2Nm2Q&feature=youtu.be
HAVE A HAPPY THANKSGIVING!