A Thanks-Filled Chapel!

This week at our Lower School Chapel we celebrated collecting 573 pairs of socks during our Socktober sock drive! These socks are going to Orlo Vista Elementary School in Pine Hills–a school that was hit especially hard by Hurricane Irma. After hearing this good news from Mrs. Reynolds, the Praise Band 2 from our Upper School led us in three songs of worship–one of which included hand motions! (Click for video!)

As we continued our November theme of gratitude, Pastor Will Blaine taught about the Parable of the Vineyard Workers found in Matthew 20:1-15. (Click for video!) It was hilarious to watch the students he brought on stage pretending they were vineyard workers as Pastor Will unpacked the parable for us. Through the story, we learned to “Give thanks no matter what happens. God wants you to thank Him because you believe in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 5:18, NIrV)

Sometimes we need to adjust our attitude and avoid comparing ourselves, or what we have, to the situations of others in our lives. We can focus on thanking God for the big things He’s given us, but especially for all the little things we sometimes fail to recognize. We are definitely thankful for our weekly Chapel with Pastor Will and look forward to next week together!

Written by Debra Winningham

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