Next Thursday our nation celebrates Thanksgiving. To many Thanksgiving means a 4 day weekend with a big meal on Thursday. To others Thanksgiving is a painful reminder of broken family and difficult relationships. To some Thanksgiving points to injustice against Native Americans. I understand the many emotions that come with Thanksgiving.

For Christians, it is clear in the Bible that we are to give thanks. My prayer is that giving thanks to God for our abundant blessings is how we primarily think of Thanksgiving! This Sunday I will address some ways we fight to give thanks in an world that is fractured, prone to complain, and forgetful about what God has done. Let’s gather together to encourage one another in Jesus!

"Giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ." - Ephesians 5:20

- Pastor Curt

Theological Word of the Week:


A heartfelt sorrow for sin, a renouncing of it, and a sincere commitment to forsake it and walk in obedience to Christ.

Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology

Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology

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Children's Ministry

This week Rock Kids will be digging into the story of God giving Jonah a second chance, found in Jonah 1-4. The kids will learn the Bible point "God shows mercy even when we don't." Kids can probably relate to Jonah's attitude in this story. They've all had time when they held a grudge even after God (and others) extended forgiveness. They may have been angry hen a brother or sister wasn't punished enough for doing something wrong. We want kids to see that God loves to show mercy, and wants us to show mercy too. But even when we don't, God still shows mercy.


Sermon Topic - November 18

Thanksgiving Sermon

“The War on Thanksgiving?”

Ephesians 5:20

September YTD Giving