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Psalm 118:1Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!
As we enter into the month of November, with Thanksgiving approaching, I’m reminded how thankful I am for all that’s happening here at Copeland.  To name a few things: tangible spiritual growth, our one-on-one discipleship focus, baptisms, a growing commitment to love and support each other, clear evidence that we are building relationships and sharing the gospel with non-believers in our community, demonstrating extravagant generosity with our time, talents and treasure, and a shared commitment to pray for and support those who are needy and hurting. 
And if we continue to read in Psalm 118, we will find in verse eight, which by the way is the center of the Bible, and this is what it reads….‘It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man.’  Let this serve as a reminder that we find our refuge in the Lord and for that I give thanks to God, our Savior for His steadfast love for it endures forever.  And for that, I am forever grateful.
I also want to take time out to say thank you for the kind words, letters and candies during Pastor Appreciation last month.  I am truly blessed and I thank God each day for my church family. 
Giving Thanks To God,
Pastor James







Published: April 1, 2015