Means of Grace: Rejoice, Pray, Give Thanks: A Reflection from John Wesley
Rejoice, Pray, Give Thanks: A Reflection from John Wesley - Episode No. 75
In this episode, Melissa, Luke, and Aimee share a reflection for Thanksgiving from John Wesley’s commentary on 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18. As we enter this season of gratitude, we prayerfully reflect upon the words of our tradition’s founder, seeking to root our spiritual lives in gratitude to the one who has given us every good and perfect gift.
You can find the full text of Wesley’s commentary here.
Show Notes - Episode 75You can find the full text of Wesley’s commentary here.
From all of your Means of Grace hosts, we wish you all a happy Thanksgiving!
Resources for Vital Congregations
GBHEM Leadership Resources
A Disciple’s Path; A Guide for United Methodist
RESOURCES TO CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY:
The Appalachian District Church Vitality Team has been prayerfully seeking ways to help support you and the ministries of your local congregation during this COVID-19 pandemic. Together they have diligently researched and connected with others throughout the conference and our denomination to identify resources and offer them to you. We hope they will be helpful to you and bless you greatly in leading your churches and communities through this unprecedented time. We are very grateful to the District Vitality Team and other contributors for their great work on this resource.
This faithful team has created three documents, two of which you are receiving today. They include:
- Family Home Worship – designed to help families establish a regular worship space within their homes as well as a time where they can worship together.
- Tech Strategies – to help guide you in selecting effective tools and resources within your budget to best communicate in the digital world.
We believe these resources will be of great benefit to you. Also know that the District Vitality Team is available to answer any questions you might have in regards to the documents attached. If you have questions, you may email Rev. Howard Fleming at firstname.lastname@example.org.