From: Rich Carlson
Date: November 14, 2019
Subject: It's November 14; Good Morning Union

“Praise the Lord, all you servants of the Lord.... Lift up your hands in the sanctuary and praise the Lord.”            Psalm 134:1,2

Just three short verses in this final “song of ascent.” On the last step up to the south gate of Jerusalem and into the temple area (except that the gate in blocked off now so I could climb the steps but I had to go around to the other side and through extensive security to get in!) I am reminded again, for the 15th time (because remember, there are 15 steps and 15 songs of ascent) that it’s all about praise; it’s all about God; it’s all about acknowledging Him and thereby being blessed by Him. That’s the message I saw in this whole psalm today. The last step into the sanctuary was all about praising HIM! That, I believe, is what worship is all about. It’s not about me; it’s about HIM!! It’s less about what I get and more about what I give in worship.

Have a great day praising and being blessed,

Pastor Rich


Quote for the day:      “You have a choice to make each and every single day. I choose to feel blessed. I choose to feel grateful. I choose to be excited. I choose to be thankful. I choose to be happy.”


PS        uGather this week will feature Jose Rojas, former director of North American Division Center for Volunteer Ministries in the Adventist Church and advisor to the president of the United States. An internationally known speaker, youth leader and volunteer activist Jose Rojas will share with us at uGather and throughout the weekend. Be blessed by his humorous, thoughtful and inspiring messages. He’s is a gifted communicator you won’t want to miss. See you in the church at 10:35.

PPS      Special Thursday night Power Pac with Jose Rojas @ 7:30pm in Woods Auditorium.

PP..S    Return your Operation Christmas Child boxes to Campus Ministries this week if possible. We have to deliver them to the distribution center next week. Thanks

PPP..S  The Peoples City Mission said to tell you all thank you for the “Share the Warmth” items you gave to help keep the homeless and struggling people of Lincoln warm this winter.