Santa Paula Church
276 W Santa Paula Street
Santa Paula, CA 93060
Santa Paula Church of Christ – Giving Thanks
1Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, ... 2 Give thanks to the God of gods... 3 Give thanks to the Lord of lords: His love endures forever. Psalm 136::1-3.
With “Thanksgiving” quickly approaching we have the opportunity, once again to sit and ponder so many things to be thankful for: our lives, our health, our families, our homes, our jobs etc.
Psalm 136 reminds us that when we do give thanks, it is God and Jesus whom we should be thankful for. The Psalm resonates as a vignette and refrain. The vignette: “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.” The refrain: “His love endures forever.” If you read the Psalm with this in mind, it is a good spiritual discipline on how to read the Psalm. This is what we will do on November 25, during a Thanksgiving Sermon. Although, the Thanksgiving Holiday may force some of us to pay more attention to “giving thanks” we don’t have to wait until that day to give thanks, we can start today.
My prayer this month is that we can all become a people who are appreciative and be thankful every day. Take a moment to read Psalm 136. Begin each verse with the vignette “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,” then see how this exchange of reading the Psalm will brighten your day and others around you.
If you are interested in learning more the joy of thanksgiving, please come visit our church this Sunday. Although the sermon topic is on forgiveness (Matt. 18:21), by coming it would be a form of “Thanksgiving” to God. One of our own members, Rey Jimenez Jr. will preach. Thank you, Rey. We are hoping that you and your family can be our special guests during our service and stay for our luncheon immediately following.
The Santa Paula Church of Christ are located at 276 W. Santa Paula Street, (across from the cemetery). Our Spanish service begins at 9:00 a.m. and our English service at 10:45 a.m. Our Women’s Bible Study is on November 15 at 6:00 p.m.
God Bless you,
November 11, 2018
Communion for November……Mike & Kristie
November 11th ……. Bob & Peggy
Order of Worship
Worship Leader: Ken Ary
Songs: Hold to God’s Unchanging Hand (#613)
Follow Me (#395)
Opening Prayer: Rey Jimenez Sr.
Songs: One Day (#353)
Tell Me the Story of Jesus (#387)
Lords Supper: Mike Marlow/Marcus Ketterman
Song: Oh, to Be Like Thee (#429)
Sermon: Rey Jimenez Jr.-Forgiveness-21 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?”-Matt.18:21
Song of Invitation: No Not One (#396)
Announcements/Closing Prayer: Tony Atilano
To all military veterans, we honor & thank you for your service.
There is a potluck today Sunday November 11th after service.
There is a business meeting today Sunday November 11th at 4:00 p.m.
There will be a Women’s Bible study on Thursday November 15th at 6:00 p.m. here at the building.
Park Avenue Church of Christ is hosting 3rd Sunday Singing on November 18th at 2:30 p.m.
No Bible study on Wednesday November 21st we will have it on Tuesday November 20th due to the holiday.
Rey Jiménez Jr.-11/01 Helen Lang-11/08
Mónica Fernandez-11/10 Doris Fox-11/15
Chris & Laura Drake-11/08
Antonio & Ariana Ruiz-11/12
Rey & Soledad Jimenez-11/28
SCHEDULE OF WORSHIP & BIBLE STUDIES
Bible Study and Fellowship
Sunday Morning Spanish
Spanish Worship- 9:00 a.m.
Spanish Bible Study-10:45 a.m.
Coffee & Donuts 9:00 a.m-9:30 a.m.
English Bible Class: 9:45 a.m.
Worship in English: 10:45 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Bible study:
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. English and Spanish