Sunday, November 19, 10:00 am
Scripture – Luke 17:11-19
Message – “Truly Thankful!”
This passage appears to be a simple healing account. But this miracle is not like most other miracles, since the healing itself is not emphasized as much as the reaction to it. Jesus heals as he continues his journey to meet his fate in Jerusalem and comes upon ten men with leprosy. All ten are healed, but only one, a Samaritan, returns to give thanks. When one surveys the Scripture to see what we are called to be grateful for, an interesting point emerges. Often biblical texts simply call on us to thank God. God’s mercy should yield thanksgiving. God’s graciousness is often ignored and unappreciated. In addition, often those who have been blessed forget to take time to thank those God uses. Jesus appreciates the Samaritan’s sensitivity and commends it. Jesus ultimately reminds all of us to be “truly thankful.”
Don’t forget to come back to church tonight at 5:00 as New Hope hosts five regional churches for the annual Community Thanksgiving Service. We will eat together at 5:00, and a service of Thanksgiving will follow at 6:00.
We look forward to seeing you this Sunday at New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church!
REMINDER: We are on hiatus Wednesday evenings through December due to the busy holiday season, but will resume our dinners and Bible study in January, 2018.
The choir, however, is continuing to meet on Wednesday evenings through the end of the year at 6:30 (Except for 11/22, since it is the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and there are no activities).
Worship Program for Sunday, November 19: (Click more…)
The cold days of fall and winter will soon be here and with them come New Hope’s Compassionate Hands Homeless ministry. For 2017/2018, the CPW is doing a “Warmth for Winter” program that will help us to begin collecting items that the men we host in the Compassionate Hands ministry will need. (more…)
The next regular meeting of the New Hope Men’s Ministry is Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 8:00 in the church kitchen. There will be a devotional with a lite breakfast (sausage/ham biscuits, donuts and such), time for prayer, and as always friendly and casual conversation in a relaxed atmosphere. All men in the church and in the community are invited to join us for faith, food and fellowship!
The next meeting of the CPW (Cumberland Presbyterian Women) will be held on Sunday, December 3 at 5:00 p.m. in the church office meeting room.
Thank you so much,
Our purpose is to accept and share the love and joy of Jesus Christ through the ministry of women in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. We seek to do this as we pray, study God’s Word, and reach out to others through mission, service, encouragement and fellowship. This goal is accomplished through a diversity of ministries. C.P.W. is an opportunity for the women in our congregation to fellowship, share devotional time, minister to the community and grow in grace as Christians.