United Methodist Church
300 W Second Ave, Lenoir City, TN 37771
Large enough to serve, Small enough to care
Trinity - a Five-Star Church
November brings with it a chill to the air, a harvest moon and thoughts of thanksgiving. The clear stillness of the night, the breezy fall days, and pumpkins galore remind us of God’s bountifulness and creativity. As nature itself gives glory to God, we are led to ask ourselves, “how have we, in the past year, given glory to God?” Has it been through our time, our talents, our gifts, and our witness? Is it evident at home, at work and in God’s church? Has our focus been on God this year or ourselves? What testament does our life reflect for those of us who call ourselves Christian? As the Christian calendar year ends, take time to reflect upon your life and ministry this past year and ask how you may or may not have given glory to God.
This month we take the me to say THANK YOU to our Veterans for their selfless service to our country which we will recognize on Sunday, November 11th during our morning worship service. Our FREEDOMS in this country allow us to gather to worship Jesus Christ on Sunday mornings and to exercise our right to VOTE. Please take the me to VOTE for the candidate of your choice. Let your voice be heard!
Of course, November is especially known for being the month of Thanksgiving. All of us this year, in spite of hardships, loss and trials, have much for which to be thankful. So as you enjoy the special-made food and enjoy family and friends, take me to be thankful for having the food and family and friends. Spend time in prayer this month giving thanks to God for his bountiful blessings. I will be offering Thanksgiving Morning Prayers at 8:00 a.m. in the sanctuary for those who would like to offer up their prayers of thanksgiving and receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion.
Of course, as this Christian year ends, we prepare for the new Christian year with the very special and holy season of Advent. As a time of preparation, we shift our focus from all the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season towards “God with Us” in celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus, while also preparing ourselves for His second coming.
May God keep each of you safe, grant you traveling mercies, and richly bless you in all you do for His glory.
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Matthew 28:18-20 “And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age."
Sunday School/Small Group 9:45
Choir Rehearsal 10:30
Love in Christ,
Pastor's Bible Study:
Advent Study beginning Tues, Nov 27, noon or Wed, Nov 28 6 pm.
Salvation Army Bell-Ringing
Saturday, Dec 15