Thank you, Gracias! Merci, Tenku, Danke, Arigato.
However you say it, the sentiment is the same. Expressing appreciation for what someone has done for you or for someone else is an important part of all our relationships at home, at work and at church. When I asked on Sunday if anyone had a thank you to share, there were so many responses I couldn't write them all down or remember them. This is a great thing! I invite you to cultivate an attitude of gratitude and to thank those who are kind, generous, thoughtful gifts of God among us. We'll continue to lift up those friends in Christ at the beginning of worship each Sunday.
Do you want to exercise more and learn about Martin Luther at the same time? This is your lucky day!
As we draw closer to the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, you are invited to join other Lutherans in the 500 Years of Reformation, 500 Mile Challenge.
Commemorate the Reformation by getting healthy and by learning more about Reformation history. Commit to walk, run, bike, or swim 500 miles between October 31, 2016 and October 31, 2017 and you’ll receive:
- Milestone Prizes
- Weekly Luther Quotes and Encouragement
- Monthly Reformation History Updates
Also, check out the facebook page our conference has put together to commemorate the Reformation: https://www.facebook.com/500Years500Miles/
Did you know that Luther's Small Catechism is available as a free mobile app? Reading the Catechism is a great way to prepare for the 2017 commemoration of the Reformation. Whether you are reading it for the first time or returning to it after many years, the Catechism offers rich insights into the Ten Commandments, Lord's Prayer, Apostles' Creed and other "staples" of the Lutheran faith. You can get your mobile Catechism at Googleplay or the App Store.
Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. - Philippians 2:3I wish that I could love someone so much that I would die from it. - Jamaica Kincaid