Every November we celebrate Thanksgiving, a day set aside to celebrate and eat with our friends and family. The food and traditions, sometimes, get in the way of considering all that we have to be grateful for. Gratitude is not just an emotion but is also a spiritual practice that has the potential to transform how we see the world. When we practice gratitude, we can reduce anxiety and increase joy. When we practice gratitude, see more clearly God’s work in our lives. This November we will be focusing on Gratitude in worship with a three-week sermon series (11/12-11/26). In worship we will explore how God is calling each of us to cultivate gratitude in our lives and how keeping God’s abundant gifts in view shifts our focus from what we lack to what we have, encouraging a sense of contentment and abundance.
11/12– Genesis 45- Gratitude as transformation
11/19– Psalm 100; Philippians 4:4-7 – Gratitude as a Foundational Spiritual Practice
11/26 – Luke 12:22-34- Gratitude leads to Abundance