November 27, 2019

Dear Cathedral Family,

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!!!

As the holiday season begins, Dean and I want you to know how incredibly grateful we are for the gift of YOU! We’re so thankful that God chose to weave your life into the ongoing story of Cathedral.

When I think of all the miraculous ways He has shown up throughout our 32 years as a church family, I can’t help but say, “Yay, God!” And that makes me even more expectant about the future!

Wasn’t the AT THE MOVIES series amazing?!? I love hearing your stories – from first-time guests feeling like they found HOME, to families having movie nights where kids make their parents pause the movie so they can share what they learned about God in CKIDS, and so much more.

I’m so proud of our whole team! Thank you to everyone who served as a part of our Dream Team during November. Over 250 people that we know of began their journey with Jesus. Now that makes for a very merry Christmas this year!

This Sunday, we’ll be kicking off Christmas at Cathedral. One of the best ways I know to prepare our hearts for the Christmas season is to get intentional about being thankful. Gratitude is transformational – it shifts our perspective on circumstances, raises our joy level, and lightens the load of life. Perhaps that’s why we’re instructed to “give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 5:18)

If you haven’t yet experienced our PRAY FIRST prayer time, consider joining us in the Worship Center at 8:15am on Sunday morning for a brief time of worship and prayer before the service begins. You’ll also get to meet our Dream Team members who are serving this Sunday.

I can’t wait to be with you on Sunday! Until then, my prayer for you is that your heart is filled with gratitude, that God brings to your remembrance experiences and events (perhaps long-forgotten) that demonstrate His faithfulness and guidance in your life, and that hope begins to rise for the fulfillment of the destiny into which He is calling you.

With gratitude and expectancy,

Mike Lewis