First things first...

PEARLS: 12/4/16

REAL: Exalt the LORD our God; worship at his footstool! Holy is he! Psalm 99:5

CULTURED: : After learning to love God (worship), learning to love others is the second purpose of your life. Rick Warren

:) If an anonymous comment goes unread, is it still irritating? What is the sound of no hands texting? To see a man’s true face, look to the photos he hasn’t posted. Brandon Specktor

PEARLS: 12/3/16

REAL: The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told. Luke 2:20

CULTURED: Worship is not a repetitious exercise of rituals and formulas. These create a veil that actually prevents us from enjoying the presence of the Lord. Worship is the heart poured out in gratitude and awe, expressing our appreciation of who He is and what He has done for us by His grace through Jesus Christ. Dave Hunt

:) Do reindeer go to public school? No, they're elf taught

God prospers us not to raise our standard of living, but our standard of giving.
~ PK- Stewardship Corner

Stewardship Thought for the Week

There are a couple spiritual gifts every steward of God needs and we find them mentioned in our Epistle lesson...endurance and encouragement of the scriptures. In the Holy Spirit, God's Word and Sacraments we find those two invaluable gifts!

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