THIS WEEK IN WORSHIP
Nov. 23, 2014
It Is Good to Give Thanks
Giving thanks is the foundational prayer of biblical faith. To be sure, petition, lament, confession, and other postures of prayer are essential parts of biblical spirituality, but these all are weft to the warp of giving thanks in the weave of prayer. The Psalms are driven by the energy of giving thanks. The temperament of thanksgiving drives a Christian life of love and service. This week we have on our national calendar a holiday devoted to thanksgiving, a national day of prayer for the purpose of giving thanks. This week in worship we celebrate Thanksgiving with the Lord’s Supper, the Eucharist, literally a thanksgiving meal, as we remember all that God has done through Christ Jesus our Lord. —Phil Waite
Inclement weather information
Cancelling church services because of bad weather does not happen often. However, there is always that possibility. Should it be necessary to cancel any of our services, you will find that information in one or more of the following:
T Check the CMC website. We will post any cancellations here as soon as possible.
T Check either of the two local TV stations. Both WNDU and WSBT will run closings at the bottom of the screen. You can also go to either of their websites to find information. www.wndu.com or www.wsbt.com
T Call the church office (535-7262). We will change the message on the answering machine as soon as we are able to, after completing the above steps.
To help you get ready for our CMC Christmas celebrations, here are some special events/things to mark on your calendar (in addition to our usual 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship services).
· Sunday, Dec. 14 – 9:30 a.m., Christmas pageant
· Wednesday, Dec. 24 – 9 p.m., Christmas Eve service
· Sunday, Dec. 28, 10:45 a.m., Christmas tea (no Sunday school)
· Sunday, Jan. 4, 10:45 a.m., New Year’s fellowship hour (no Sunday school)