GOODNESS. GRATITUDE. GENEROSITY.
More and more social science and brain science studies are showing the positive impact of gratitude on our personal lives and perspectives. But what if gratitude runs even deeper than that? Writer Alexander Schmemann once said that humans were created to give thanks and that it is in thanksgiving that we become ourselves. Join us for this three week series leading up to Thanksgiving as we see why it is right and good, always and everywhere, to give thanks to God our Father.
Sundays, November 10 - November 23
10am Hill Elementary
724 Pennsylvania, Aurora
11/10 Goodness — Father Trevor McMakenColossians 3:12–17; Psalm 136:1-9, 23-26; Luke 17:11-19
Experiencing, remembering, and trusting in God’s goodness fills us with gratitude. One of the Lepers that Jesus heals turns back and is filled with gratitude. What are some times that we have seen the goodness of the Lord?
11/17 Gratitude — Father Trevor McMaken
1 Thessalonians 5:12-28; Psalm 100; Luke 19:1-10
When we come to communion each week, we are cultivating gratitude for Jesus’ sacrifice for us. When Zacchaeus experiences Jesus’ forgiveness, he is filled with gratitude and responds by giving. Where have you seen God give and forgive?
11/23 Generosity — Father Trevor McMaken
Hebrews 13:1-8, 14–16 ; Psalm 67; Luke 20:45 - 21:4
When we are filled with gratitude for God’s goodness, we become the means that he uses to show his goodness to others. The widow’s trust in God’s goodness enables her to give generously. How is God calling you to give generously to show the goodness of God to others?