BULLETIN FOR SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2021

We welcome you to FEA, where we are overcoming through the power of the Word. May God bless you richly today.

As we celebrate Thanksgiving, let us be mindful that if we cannot learn to give thanks in hard times, we will never learn to give thanks. What makes Thanksgiving difficult for you this year? Are you dealing with grief over the loss of a loved one? Challenges in your family or finances? Guilt over the past or fear of the future? In collating gratitude with these difficulties, Jim Denison, in Christian Headlines, suggests four logical options which we can view as a Thanksgiving spectrum.

1: We can choose gratitude as a generic attitude, a feeling we choose to feel. This is a common approach in our secularized culture. However, it is an illogical and impractical choice. Feeling grateful without being grateful to someone in particular is like feeling love without loving someone in particular.

2: We can be grateful to God for the good things in our lives. For example, the psalmist declared, “This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it” (Ps. 118:24). This is obviously a step beyond secularism’s self-reliant denial of the supernatural and is where most Christians end up on the Thanksgiving spectrum.

3: We can “give thanks in all circumstances” (1Thess. 5:18).  This is a step beyond gratitude only for good things, a decision to find reasons for thanks in difficult times as well as good.

4: We can “give thanks for everything to God the Father” (Eph. 5:20). This is the most challenging step of all, a decision to find cause for thanks even for the hard times we experience. It is not easy but it is transformative. If we can learn an attitude of gratitude to God for every moment we experience, we will surely “enter his gates with thanksgiving” ((Ps. 100:4) and experience continually the transformative power of his Spirit in response to our worship. Does this mean that we have to pretend that hard times are not hard? Not at all. To “give thanks for everything to God the Father” means to thank him for the good that we experience and for the ways he will redeem the bad.

With all these facts in mind, it is obvious that God never intended for us to be thankful only at Thanksgiving time, but throughout the entire year.  So let up purpose in our hearts that we will always be thankful to God come what may. It is amazing what a big difference it will make in our lives. Amen!


Thanksgiving Service

SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK

  • TODAY’S ACTIVITIES
    • Our special charity collection at the end of the service
    • Intercessory Prayer Meeting, 5:00 p.m. The PI’s, NI’s & GI’s will meet.
  • LUNCH HOUR HOTLINE/PRAYER
    • Wednesday, 12:00 noon – Lunch Hour Hotline
    • 5:30 p.m. – Prayer
  •  HOUR-OF-POWER PRAYER SESSION
    • Saturday, 7:00 a.m.  – 8:00 a.m.
  • NEXT SUNDAY
    • Worship & Ministry, 9:00 a.m.
    • Communion

Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. Psalms 100:4

——————————————————————————————————————–Shoeboxes Packing Night

Friday, December 10th, at 6:30 p.m.
Frenchtown Evangelistic Assembly’s Annex

 Bring the whole family (and some friends, too!) for a night of shoebox packing, card decorating, a family-friendly night to enjoy! Bring gift items that are needed such as coloring books, crayons, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soaps, hand sanitizers, socks, underwear’s, gifts for pre-teens only,  shoe boxes or plastic containers to the packing night and we’ll pack our boxes together. Cash can be donated as well for purchasing of the gifts. Also we’ll pray for the children who will receive the boxes.


Christmas Annual Program 2021

We invite everyone to participate in our Christmas Program on December 19th.
If you would like to share your God given talent, please contact Sis. Sherma Grell at (340) 774-8433 from Tuesday – Friday   (8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.) The deadline for submissions is December 10th. We are looking forward to a wonderful time of fellowship as we Honor our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! In this new season as we are Advancing with a Chorus of Hope.
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