WEek ending november 29, 2020
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gaddis church is changing back to a drive-in parking lot worship service on sundays at 10:00 a.m. until further notice. Your safety and health are our primary concerns. please be patient. we pray that you all practice safe habits by masking and distancing when it is applicable.
sunday's scripture and sermon online
The Gaddis UMC scripture and message from the 11-22-2020 Sunday Service at this link:
Gaddis UMC presents the 11-22-2020 Children's Message:
Putting Our Thankfulness into Action
The Apostle Paul put his thankfulness into action by praying regularly for the church. How often do you pray for your church? How often do you pray for the worldwide Church? Paul didn’t take the church for granted. He made it a point to regularly pray that God would bless the church in Ephesus. And what was the greatest blessing he could pray for? That they would come to know God better. Because as we grow in our knowledge of God, we grow in our level of love, joy, faith, hope, peace.
Something happens when we pray regularly for the church. Our love for our fellow believers starts to grow. Our unity with others starts to grow. When we pray for the church, we start to see more opportunities where we can serve others. When we pray for the church, God may work all sorts of positive changes in our church. But more importantly, God will work all sorts of positive changes in us.
In 2001 Mary Parry was homeless. Her life had taken a tough turn. She lived in a tent in Pennsylvania alongside the Appalachian Trail. Mary began making friends with the dozens of trail hikers who passed through the area. And as she reached out to help these strangers, Mary discovered a new sense of joy and purpose in her life. Her life began to improve when she focused on helping others in need.
Today Mary lives in an apartment right off the Appalachian Trail. She has earned the nickname Trail Angel Mary from the hundreds of hikers she helps each year. Mary says, “Helping them is my way of thanking God for Him bringing those people to me when I was having a rough time in my life.” Mary is just one of many people in today’s world who have found that serving others is the best way to show our thankfulness to God for the many blessings.
When Scott Macauley was 24 years old, his parents were going through a divorce. His family was arguing and torn apart by bitterness. And Scott dreaded the thought of Thanksgiving. He wanted to share Thanksgiving with people who wouldn’t take the holiday for granted.
So that year Scott put an ad in his local paper inviting anyone who might be alone on Thanksgiving Day to come to his house for dinner. He cooked a big meal, and a few people came, and they all had a good time. And Scott decided that this was the truest way to celebrate Thanksgiving, so he’s done this every year since. He’s fed police officers, newly widowed or divorced people, immigrants who are new to the U.S. and still learning English, people who have just moved to his town and haven’t made friends yet.
Scott tells of one woman suffering from Parkinson’s disease who hadn’t left her nursing home in seven years. When she heard about his Thanksgiving dinner, she hired an ambulance to drive her to his house. She had a great time at his dinner and cried when it was time to leave.
Scott says that he wants the theme of his life to be “Brighten the Corner Where You Are.” He is a great example of how the spirit of thankfulness spreads joy to others.
When we put our thankfulness into action, we brighten the corner where we are. We change lives.
As followers of Christ we are called to take the love of Jesus out into the world making a difference in the lives of others. May we be a beacon of Christ’s love here in Comfort and wherever we go. Let us put our thankfulness into action by treating others as if they may by Christ. Amen.
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141 Hwy 87 | P.O. Box 566
Comfort, Texas 78013
9:00 am Worship Service
Drive-In Style where we stay in our cars
and tune our FM radios to 89.9
Monday - Thursday | 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday | 8:00 am - Noon
Gaddis Methodist Church is now taking offerings through the following link:
Clicking on the link will take you to a secure web page with
a form that you may fill out to make an offering to Gaddis UMC. You do not have to login or join, simply fill in the form blanks and donate. It is secure. It is deposited into the Gaddis account with credit to you, the donor, including the type of donation you wish it to be, such as Tithe, Pledge, Discretionary, Rail, etc. You will receive full credit and statement from the website and Gaddis as long as you fill in the giving form completely. The form is set up to allow donations by Credit Card or Bank Account transfer.
It is done from your own computer or phone and is safe in terms of secure connection and done remotely from your own secure sanctuary of the moment.
Gaddis UMC thanks you for your cooperation and use of this plan.
God Bless and keep watching our videos of Church Service.
Stay safe and healthy; Stay the Way.