Oct
17
October 17
Wednesday 11:00 AM
Minneapolis: Main Sanctuary- Minneapolis Campus
Oct
21
October 21
Sunday 8:30 AM
This is for communion that takes place at either campus
Minneapolis: Serley Chapel
Oct
21
October 21
Sunday 9:00 AM
Sunday
~Sermon: Pastor
~Music:
~Communion: 8:30am & 12:45pm
~Sunday Church School: 9,10,11
~The Way: 9,10,11
~Nursery: 9,10,11


Minneapolis: Main Sanctuary- Minneapolis Campus
Oct
21
October 21
Sunday 12:45 PM
This is for communion that takes place at either campus
Minneapolis: Serley Chapel
Oct
24
October 24
Wednesday 11:00 AM
Minneapolis: Main Sanctuary- Minneapolis Campus

In a few weeks, we will be celebrating Thanksgiving. It’s become the holiday wedged between two days that are commercial bonanzas. Wednesday is one of the busiest travel days of the year for the airline industry and Friday, also known as Black Friday, is the busiest shopping day of the year for retailers. Hidden and almost completely lost in all this consumerism is the celebration of Thanksgiving, a day we offer thanks to God for the provisions of life and the grace extended to each of us in Christ Jesus. Over the years, I’ve been working on my family history and I am fascinated with some of my colonial ancestors five who came to America on the May flower. Many of the passengers were seeing religious persecution in their native England. It was a harrowing journey across the Atlantic and didn’t get easier once they arrived in America. By the end of the first winter, only half of the original company of 101 were still alive. Somehow the Pilgrims, through their faith in God, found courage to face the pain and the enormous hardships. It is the mystery of faith through the Holy Spirit who provides “the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1) We, like the Pilgrims in this journey of life, discover in some of the most difficult challenges we face, the sustaining presence of God. We may want life to be comfortable and wonderful and full of happy and fulfilling things. But it is God through Christ Jesus who provides for us along the way and offers us the ultimate hope.

Near the end of his own life when Plymouth Colony had prospered,

William Bradford wrote this:
From my years young in days of youth,
God did make known to me his truth,
And called me from my native place
For to enjoy the means of grace.
In wilderness he did me guide,
And in strange lands for me provide.
In fears and wants, through weal and woe,
A pilgrim passed I to and fro.

With you on the journey, – PASTOR MACLEAN