Thanks Giving with the Family

1 Thess. 5:10-18; Luke 17:11-19

By Pastor Kelly Mahoney, November 19, 2023

Invest in God’s family through:

  1. Appreciation of those who work hard, accept responsibility, and feed God’s family.
2. of the unity of God’s family.
  1. Participation in service by all siblings.
  1. and prayer while relying on the Father.

Applying God's Word to Life

  1. What’s your favorite entrée and dessert to eat at Thanksgiving?
  2. What’s your favorite food you like to bring or share when you are asked to contribute?
  3. What are some of the behind the scenes blessings others contribute that escape your notice on a regular basis?
  4. Who’s doing the “magic” to empower the “basket” and “coffee table” in your home and in the church?
  5. Who might God want you to take the time to thank this week for how they have served your family?
  6. What’s your current contribution in helping to build the family?
  7. How has worship, thanksgiving, praise, and prayer lifted your spirit and changed your perspective in the past?
  8. What role is prayer currently playing in your family life?
  9. What are you moved to give thanks for right now?
  10. What might God want you to begin to do more often as a result of this time of giving thanks with His family?


You’re invited to Game Night! Sunday, November 26, 6:00pm. In the spirit of building community among God’s people, we invite you to join us at the Hope Community Church Office, Central Square, Suite 200. Bring a snack to share. Children are welcome. RSVP appreciated but not required. Text Caitlyn at (320) 491-0769.

No Youth Group or Awana Wednesday, November 22.

Advent Options: We encourage families and individuals to prepare for Christmas by spending time in God’s word. You can check out the weekly email for two printed advent options. You can pick up the adult/youth version of “The Jesse Tree” on the welcome table. Contact Vickie (320-805-0405) for more information.

Glenwood Chamber Monopoly: As a member of the Lakes Area Chamber, Hope Community is participating in the Chamber Monopoly to promote the Minnewaska Area during the holiday season. As a chamber board member, Kelly really encourages our people to use this as an opportunity to connect with our local business leaders. To play the game, people need to visit 10 “businesses” and receive a “mark” and then turn in their cards for a chance to win chamber bucks. If you would like to play, pick up a game board on the welcome table, put a sticker on Hope’s space and then take a candy cane. Everyone is welcome to take a candy cane and read and share the story.

Women’s Prayer Brunch Saturday, December 9 at 10:00 a.m. at Patti Wente’s home (17893 US Highway 59, Morris (320) 288-6077. RSVP by contacting Patti. All women are invited (invite friends) for a time of food, fellowship and prayer.

Weather Cancellation Texts & Email: If you would like to be on our text and/or email group for weather cancellations and are not sure if you are, contact Vickie at 320-805-0450.

Sermon Based Small Group: Wednesdays at 6:45 p.m. at the Starbuck site. Contact Mike at 406-547-4089 for more information.

Preschool Open Gym: Next open gym is Friday, December 1 from 10:00-11:30am at Central Square Gym.