November 2020
"The Grateful Heart"
“Give thanks in all circumstances, for this
is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.”
1 Thessalonians 5:18

Most of my sermons in November will focus on gratitude.

  • November 1 - All Saints Sunday
with Holy Communion
  • November 8 Appreciating the Character of God
  • November 15 Defeating a Troubled Heart
  • November 22 Grateful Generosity
  • November 29 Advent theme-Hope

So in the middle of the month, I will preach a 3-week series on developing a grateful heart. If your family is like mine, it’s difficult to agree over what to do on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2020. Should families gather for their usual celebrations? A sister of mine who teaches social work had suggested in September that we have an outdoor Thanksgiving dinner in early October while it was still warm, but the idea was not popular. It’s a bit of a conundrum for a lot of families this year.

I’ve also heard comments, in the media mostly, about how glad people will be to see 2020 end. This reflects some frustration over the unique struggles of this year. However, we are instructed by God to still give thanks, in all things! Whatever our families do in November turkey-wise, may God give us a spirit of gratitude.

In Christ’s Love,
Pastor Mo
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All Saints Sunday/Mortgage Burning/Communion
is November 1
We will observe All Saints Sunday on Sunday, November 1. A candle will be lit as the roll call of the victorious is read. Holy Communion will also be served, and we will celebrate the payoff of the church debt. We hope you join in this celebration of remembrance and thanks as we give praise to our Heavenly Father.
Linda Forbess - 2/1/20
David Adkins - 5/17/20
Sebastian Castro - 8/21/20
Steven Stambaugh - 9/10/20
Paul Roth - 9/21/20
If we missed anyone, we sincerely apologize. Please notify the church office right away so we may include them in the remembrance.
Tickets must be purchased by Nov. 4
Saturday, November 14,
Drive Thru, Presale Only
Get your tickets now! Sell some to friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers. Cost is $9 each. Menu includes: 1/2 Chicken, Mac-n-Cheese, Baked Beans, Roll & Dessert.
Fill a Shoe Box and share the Joy of Christmas with a child!
It's Shoe Box Time!
How to Pack a Shoe Box
Start with a quality “wow” item such as a stuffed animal, soccer ball with pump, or clothing outfit that will capture the child’s attention the instant he or she opens the box. Click here for other gift suggestions listed by age and gender. Do not include: Candy; toothpaste; gum; used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives, or military figures; chocolate or food; seeds; fruit rolls or other fruit snacks; drink mixes (powdered or liquid); liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans.

From the very beginning of your preparations, be sure to pray for the children who will receive your shoebox gifts. Ask God to prepare their hearts to receive His love and to specifically guide you as you shop and pack to put just what each child needs in their shoebox. Before you send them, pray again asking the Lord Jesus Christ to draw each recipient to Himself.  
Order wreaths in November
Order Christmas Wreaths
for a Grave of A Veteran
This year wreaths will only be placed on the graves of veterans in local cemeteries upon request. If you have a loved one you would like to honor with a wreath, please contact the church office.
Cost is $15 each.
Annual Charge Conference
Our Annual Charge Conference will be held on Thursday, November 12 at 6:30 pm at Trinity United Methodist Church. Rev. John Schisler will preside. All Board members are encouraged to attend. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Board/Staff Meeting
The next Board/Staff meeting will be held Sunday, November 22 at Noon at the church.. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Hey Kids!!!
In person Sunday School resumes on Sunday, November 1 at 10am.
Be sure to get the weekly
Kingdom Kids E-Blast sent out
each Saturday morning.
Send your Email
to the church office
and watch your inbox.
Office hours are currently
limited to 3 days

Tuesday thru Thursday,
9 am - Noon

Please call Julie at 419-438-9749 or Pastor Mo at 937-855-7665
if you need assistance at any time.

Continue to
Worship God
through Giving
Offering plates are in the back
at each worship service or

Send donations to:
27728 Ayersville Rd.,
Defiance, Ohio 43512

or a donation drop box is available
under the carport at the church
Give online through
Submitted by Joan Baldwin

Through our Bibles we can find answers for the many situations we face in this life.

When in sorrow, read John 14
When other fail you, read Psalm 27
When you have sinned, read Psalm 51
When you worry, read Matthew 6:19-34
When you are in danger, read Psalm 91
When God seems far away, read Psalm 139
If you have the blues, read Psalm 14
If you are discouraged, read Isaiah 40
If you are lonely or fearful, read Psalm 23
If you feel down and out, read Romans 8:39
When you want courage for your task, read Joshua 1
When the world seems bigger than God, read Psalm 90
When you want rest and peace, read Matthew 11:25-30
When leaving home for work or travel, read Psalm 121 & Psalm 107:23-31
If you get bitter or critical, read 1 Corinthians 13
If you are thinking of investments and returns, read Mark 10:17-31
For a great invitation and opportunity, read Isaiah 55
Click here or on the picture for November's Church Events Calendar.
Happy Birthday!

Joyce McKibben - November 11
Ben Nafziger - November 12
Jeanine Stevens - November 15
Hailey Ledkins - November 16
Jenni Martin - November 19
Julie Waldron - November 20
Marcia Baldwin - November 24
Kathy Ludwig - November 25
Amber Baldwin - November 27
God's blessing to you on your special day! If you are celebrating a birthday or anniversary this month, we rejoice with you too! Please let us know so we may add it to our calendar.
Card Shower for Jenni Martin
Bring some birthday cheer to Jenni Martin by sending her a card on November 19.