“I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Jesus Christ.” Philippians 1:3-6

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Marcy once said to Charlie Brown, “But Thanksgiving is more than eating, Chuck. You heard what Linus was saying out there. Those pilgrims were thankful for what had happened to them, and we should be thankful, too. We should just be thankful for being together. I think that's what they mean by Thanksgiving” Just like Marcy, I believe thankfulness involves more than just gratitude for the food. And you all know how much I like cookies! While I am extremely thankful for all those delicious cookies, as well as the loving Christian hands that prepared them, I am equally thankful for all the love and support you showed me at my Pastor’s appreciation reception on Sunday. I am humbled that so many of you stayed and fellowshipped with us. So many of you told me that you pray for both Brenda and me and our ministry here in Champion, and that, as well as your kind words and cards are truly a precious gift to me. They undergird and provide encouragement and strength for our ministry together. Both Brenda and I are blessed to be called to serve God together with all of you here at Champion Presbyterian Church.

In Christ’s love,

Pastor Steve