Remembering To Be Grateful At Emmanuel United Church Of Christ

Everyone is complaining about the economy, the prices of everything going up, our paychecks not going far enough. It’s hard to think about being grateful, let alone thanking God for all our blessings. Blessings? What blessings? Perhaps it’s time to start thinking like the old gospel song and start counting our blessings. For many these times have been hard. It has been a difficult lesson which points out that we need to rely more on God and what he has to offer us. In Matthew 6:25-34, Jesus warns the crowd about worrying. Look at the lilies of the field and the birds of the air he tells them. God provides all they need. The important word here is “need”. How much do we need and how much is want? It’s easy to feel ungrateful when we don’t get everything we see. Why can’t we count our blessings?

The season of Thanksgiving is the perfect time to show your true faith. Stop complaining and start planning. Stop envying and start aspiring. But most of all, start counting. Look around you and see what you really have. Thank God!! And have a Happy Thanksgiving!!

A family style Pork Dinner on Saturday, November 14, from 3 to 7 p. m. Take Outs are available. Ticket prices are $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for children age 6 to 11; children 5 and under for free; or $10.00 takeout. If you would like to reserve tickets for the meal, please call the Church Office at 868-5675. Tickets will be available for sale at the door.

Sunday worship service is at 10:30 am.

Upcoming events: Nov. 14 –Pork and Sauerkraut Dinner 3-7 pm; Nov. 15 –Harvest Home

Emmanuel United Church of Christ in Dorrance Township houses the Food Bank for the Wapwallopen Ministerium. All contacts are kept strictly confidential. The food bank is open by appointment only. If we can help you or someone you know, please call 570-868-5675. Please give us at least 24-hour’s notice in order to set up an appointment.

Thank you to everyone who contributes to our recycling aluminum cans project and hope you will continue to help us raise funds by recycling cans to help needy families in our area. Please place the cans in large bags and drop them off in the large crates at the back of the lower parking lot.

Emmanuel United Church of Christ is located at 7768 Blue Ridge Trail at its intersection with Alberdeen Road (across from Andy’s Gas Station) in Dorrance Township, Mountain Top, and we invite you to join us on Sunday mornings for Sunday Worship Service at 10:30 am. We have a Nursery available for children to age 6 during our Worship Service. Our Sunday School has classes for children and youth from 3 years old to teenagers and meets at 9:00 am on Sunday mornings. If you need directions or would like more information, please call the church office at 868-5675. Our church is handicapped accessible.

If you are in need of pastoral care, please call the church office at 868-5675. E-mail access is emmanuel_ ucc@hotmail.comand our website is emmanuel-ucc.org.