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Blessed Thanksgiving to you and yours! If you are traveling, I wish you traveling mercies for the trip. As we gather together with family this week, we celebrate what God has done for us in thanks giving for our many blessings in life! Personally, I will head to the eastside to my brothers home where family will gather! 
I believethanks giving is not just the fourth Thursday in November! Thanks giving is a daily way of living as our Bible teaches: "Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of Christ Jesus." (1 Th. 5: 16-18). I hope you will slow down enough to think about the many people, places and things we are giving thanks to God! Really, what I am talking about and what life is all about is THANKS=LIVING! Live as a thankful person, say thank you every day and rejoice and be glad for your many blessings! Our God is so good to us, loves us, and forgives and we say thank you and go on with thanks living as a way of life.
1) Faith Food Pantry, Friday, Dec. 2nd, 5-7. Women's Christmas White Elephant gift exchange and pitch in Saturday, December 3rd, 10:30 a.m. at St. Andrews! Come one, come all and invite a friend!
2) Christmas Pageant, Sunday, Dec. 11th, at the St. Andrews 9 a.m. service. Practice will be the 10th, Saturday, at 10 a.m. so get your young-ish adult children, grandchildren and enjoy the Holidays together.
3) Advent begins Sunday, the 27th! The Sunday night Faith Formation program, 7 p.m., will review the Advent devotional booklets. On the Wednesday night Bible Study we will take a deep dive into the themes of the season: Hope, Love, Joy and Peace. 
God be with you until we meet again!