10:00 AM — 11/19/17 — Happy Thanksgiving!
Pastor Shelley Fix preaching on: “Heart Thanks”
Psalm 50:23 (AMP) “He who offers a sacrifice of praise & thanksgiving honors Me; . . .”
9:15- 9:45 AM Morning Prayer
9:30-10:00 AM Coffee, treats, & fellowship
10:00-11:30 AM Sunday Service
Nursery — Every Sunday Morning
Children’s Church — 11/19, 11/26
(2nd, 3rd & 4th Sunday mornings)
Next Youth Church — 12/10
Next Corporate Prayer 11/25 — 6 PM – at the Fix Home
Thanksgiving Proclamation of 1863 — A. Lincoln, October 3, 1863
It is the duty of nations as well as of men to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God; to confess their sins & transgressions in humble sorrow, yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy & pardon; & to recognize the sublime truth, announced in the Holy Scriptures & proven by all history, that those nations are blessed whose God is the Lord.
We know that by His divine law, nations, like individuals, are subjected to punishments & chastisements in this world. May we not justly fear that the awful calamity of civil war which now desolates the land may be a punishment inflicted upon us for our presumptuous sins, to the needful end of our national reformation as a whole people?
We have been the recipients of the choisest bounties of heaven; we have been preserved these many years in peace & prosperity; we have grown in numbers, wealth & power as no other nation has ever grown.
But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace & multiplied & enriched & strengthened us, & we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom & virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming & preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us.
It has seemed to me fit & proper that God should be solemnly, reverently & gratefully acknowledged, as with one heart & one voice, by the whole American people. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, & also those who are at sea & those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart & observe the last Thursday of November as a day of Thanksgiving & praise to our beneficent Father Who dwelleth in the heavens.