HOLY SPIRIT LUTHERAN CHURCH
1220 BAYSHORE ROAD, VILLAS, NJ 08251
609-886-2414
HOLYSPIRITLUTHERAN@COMCAST.NET
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10:30AM SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE WITH COMMUNION

COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS, NAME THEM ONE BY ONE,

COUNT YOUR MANY BLESSINGS, SEE WHAT GOD HAS DONE!

COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS, NAME THEM ONE BY ONE,

AND IT WILL SURPRISE YOU WHAT THE LORD HAS DONE!


WHEN I'M WORRIED AND I CAN'T SLEEP I COUNT MY BLESSINGS INSTEAD OF SHEEP.


THE SECRET OF LIVING IN GOD'S PEACE AND JOY CAN BE FOUND BY COUNTING OUR BLESSINGS.

​                      WHILE OTHERS ARE ADDING UP THEIR TROUBLES.

IT IS GOOD TO TAKE THE TIME TO ACTUALLY NAME THE WAYS IN WHICH GOD HAS BLESSED US,

                     TO BE SPECIFIC AS WE REMEMBER ALL THE GIFTS HE HAS GIVEN US.

BY TAKING THE TIME TO PUT A NAME ON HIS GIFTS WE APPRECIATE THEM A LITTLE MORE.


GOD HAS BLESSED US IN SO MANY WAYS,

YET HOW OFTEN DO WE LUMP THEM ALL TOGETHER

AND OFFER HIM A QUICK GENERALIZED "THANK YOU."


LET'S BE SPECIFIC. LET'S NAME THE GOOD THINGS GOD HAS GIVEN US.

LET'S TAKE A MOMENT TO REALLY APPRECIATE EACH ONE.

WHAT A WONDERFUL DIFFERENCE IT WOULD MAKE IF WE STARTED EACH DAY BY COUNTING OUR BLESSINGS.


OR, AS OUR DAY COMES TO A CLOSE, WE THINK ABOUT THREE THINGS WHICH HAPPEN DURING THE DAY

                       THAT HELPED TO MAKE OUR DAY A GOOD ONE.


THE TASK IS SIMPLE ENOUGH.     IT ISN'T DIFFICULT.


DON'T FORGET TO THANK GOD FOR HIS GIFT OF THE BABY JESUS IN THE MANGER.

IT IS HIS BIRTHDAY WE ARE CELEBRATING EACH DAY THIS YEAR.

LET US GIVE HIM A GIFT EACH DAY.     A HEARTFELT THANK YOU IS A GOOD GIFT.

BUT IF YOU REALLY WANT TO MAKE HIS HEART HAPPY, GIVE SOMEONE ELSE A GIFT.

IT CAN BE AS SIMPLE AS A PHONE CALL, OR SAYING "GOOD MORNING" TO EACH PERSON WE ENCOUNTER.

HELPING A NEIGHBOR CAN MAKE THEIR DAY BETTER, LIFT THEIR SPIRITS,

                       AND HELP THEM TO SEE THEIR BLESSINGS INSTEAD OF THEIR TROUBLES.

CARING FOR OTHERS, OFFERING THE GIFT OF OUR ATTENTION, IS OFFERING A GIFT TO JESUS.

HOW WE TREAT OTHERS IS HOW WE TREAT JESUS.

WHAT WE DO FOR OTHERS IS WHAT WE DO FOR HIM, AND TO HIM.


WE WILL ALWAYS EXPERIENCE TROUBLES AND DIFFICULTIES.

BUT REMEMBERING ALL THE GIFTS GOD HAS GIVEN US MAKES LIFE EVER SO MUCH BETTER,

                      THE ROAD A LITTLE EASIER TO TRAVEL, AND THE DARK TIMES A LITTLE BRIGHTER.


AND YOU MIGHT BE VERY SURPRISED BY ALL THE LORD HAS DONE!



PASTOR LEAH  

KEEPING CHRISTMAS EVERY DAY