Pastor Jim – Thankful for Life

Are you getting gobbled-up in work deadlines, honey-do lists? Thanksgiving is only a week away. I can taste that Turkey already!

It’s easy to forget to be thankful when we are so busy. The weekly schedule of some people in our
church more closely resembles the calendar of The President of the United States than what we might think a hockey/soccer mom, or a theater dad would/should have. But that is the reality.

If you are going to have kids, you will be driving in a mad rush from work to home to practice to home to store to home to bed. And then after 6 hours, time to get up, take kids to school, go to work, and get ready to do it all over again. We all need reminders to be thankful in our busy lives. And let’s admit, there is so much to be thankful for.

If you ever feel that complaining is taking over your soul, contact Pastor Bruce and let him take you to a hospital visit. I guarantee you, your worries and gripes will pale in comparison. Just walking out of the hospital in good health will fix your attitude for several weeks.

Gratitude is an attitude. It really is.

Our emotions are dependent on our attitude. Are you a “glass half-full” person or a “glass half-empty” person? We hope that this November’s series, “THANKS-LIVING” can help you have and keep a thankful heart. Yes, we give thanks for the blessings we have during Thanksgiving. But what about the other things? You know what I mean?What about the disappointments, trials, difficulties. How do we give thanks in those times?

We will be hearing stories from people in our church who learned how to begin “thanks-living” in hard times and times where, at least from our earthly point-of-view, there was nothing good about them. So come this Sunday and get a front seat as we unveil this new series – and learn this new way of “THANKS LIVING” together!

Who knows, it could change your life for eternity!

Pastor Jim

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Rochester Assembly

4240 18th Avenue NW
Rochester, MN 55901

Services on Sundays:

8:00 AM Traditional Church Experience
9:30 AM Modern Church Experience
11:00 AM Modern Church Experience

Wednesday Activities:

7:00 PM Weekly
Adult bible studies available
Teens meet in the Theater
Check in required for children 5th grade and under