Give thanks to the Lord for He is good, for His loving kindness is everlasting.” (Psalm 136:1)
This phrase is one of the most famous in the whole Bible. The first time we see it in biblical history is in 1 Chronicles chapter 16, when King David is bringing up the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem. They sang and praised and thanked God, and we read in verse 34 “O give thanks to the LORD for He is good; for His loving kindness is everlasting.” We find this same phrase near the end of Psalm 100, where it tells us to “enter His gates with thanksgiving… for the LORD is good; His loving kindness is everlasting.”
From this time forward, that phrase “For His loving kindness is everlasting” becomes one of the most-used worship phrases in the bible. Psalm 136 begins with Thanksgiving, and it ends with Thanksgiving. It begins, “Give thanks to the Lord for He is good”, and it ends: “Give thanks to the God of heaven, for His loving kindness is everlasting.” And in between it gives us a multitude of reasons to give God our thanksgiving. Join us this week at Sedona United Methodist Church as we give thanks for the blessings God provides and the Rev. Fred Mast brings a very special Thanksgiving message entitled, “God is Good—All the Time!”.
Sunday mornings we enter the spirit of worship at 9:30 a.m. featuring meaningful times of prayer, joyous music, and life messages that will help move you closer in your relationship with Jesus Christ. Our worship is upbeat and lively, and spirit filled! Immediately following worship, you are encouraged and invited to stay after worship and join us in our Fellowship Hall for the friendliest and best fellowship time anywhere! “SPECIAL” this week featuring our “Pre-Thanksgiving Feast” with turkey and all the fixins’, and of course delicious pies!!! All are welcome to join us in this special annual celebration.
We offer several weekly book and bible studies: Tuesday’s join us @ 1:30 pm for a bible study at The Gathering Place in West Sedona; and Thursday’s Women’s Bible Study at 9:45am. So many great missions, ministries, and fellowship opportunities at Sedona UMC—Call our office for additional details.
Visit our website at www.sedonaumc.org and “Like” us on Facebook. We are conveniently located at 110 Indian Cliffs Road off the Back O’Beyond roundabout on Route 179 in Sedona. All are welcome at Sedona United Methodist—Come and join this growing faith family! Invite, pick-up, and bring your friends and family.