St. Paul's Evangelical
Lutheran
 Church 

330 Highland Drive
Chicago Heights, Illinois 60411

Church Office: 708-754-4493

We go forward in Witness, Mercy, Life Together.


 
 
Sunday Worship Service
10:00 a.m.
 
 Sunday Adult Fellowship/Bible Study  
9:00 a.m.

Sunday School
 9:00 a.m.

 

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http://higherthings.org/


 

Message from the Pastor

pastor_croonSt. Paul's Ev. Lutheran Church
Pastor’s Column
November 2018

“Everyone Engaging the Entire
Community for Christ”

“O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy endures forever.”
1 Chronicles 16:34


The month of November, for many of us, focuses on the twenty-second, when we will observe and celebrate Thanksgiving Day.  Most of us will have the opportunity to gather with family and friends over a hearty feast of turkey, dressing, and pumpkin pie -- as well as a myriad of other foods to choose from.  May we take the opportunity on that day to begin in worship in God’s house to offer up our thanks and praise for all He continues to bless us with. Likewise, may we not hesitate to share those blessings with ones less fortunate than us.  As we gather around our tables on Thanksgiving Day, may we proclaim, “O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy endures forever.”

However, the month of November begins, on the Christian calendar, with the observance of All Saints’ Day (observed in worship at St. Paul’s on Sunday, November 4). It is a day of remembrance of all those who have gone before us in the faith, especially those within our own families, who now rest in God’s Kingdom of Glory.  It is a day also of thanks: of thanks to God for all the blessings He bestowed upon His faithful throughout their earthly pilgrimage. “O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good; and His mercy endures forever.”

The eleventh day of this month will mark the observance of Veteran’s Day, formerly known as Armistice Day.  It is observed on this day due to its origins in observing the official cessation of hostilities of WWI on the, “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.” May our thanks go out to all those who have served this country as members of the Armed Forces, and especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. Lest we forget, may we also give thanks and commit to prayer those who continue to serve, especially those in harms way at this time. “O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good; and His mercy endures forever.”

Throughout this month, may we give thanks for all God has blessed us with, and proclaim together without hesitation, “O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good; and His mercy endures forever!”

Pastor Croon