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Nurturing Faith in Christ
Use the month of November to keep a “Thankfulness Journal”. Each day write down one item for which you are thankful and don’t forget to express your gratitude to those near you. Say a prayer of praise and thanksgiving to our creator, redeemer and sanctifier.
Making Our Faith Meaningful
Work with your local Veterans’ Administration (VA) hospital to see what the patients need in the way of clothing or other items. Organize a collection and then spend a day visiting with the recipients. Learn more about ministering to veterans at the LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces page. You may also wish to provide audio Military BibleSticks to active service members. EXTRA CREDIT: Find out what your local VA needs in the way of volunteers and then sign up!
Identify the veterans and active military in your congregation and post their photos on a “wall of honor”. Have a Veteran’s Day lunch after church one Sunday in November to honor these heroes.