Our hearts sing with joy. We are praising our God. He blessed us, He cleansed us, oh praise Him. He stayed by our side. Whatever betides, His mercy endureth forever. These were joyous words of the choir as they sang the opening choir song to open-up the hearts of the 277 congregants of the Madina congregation for the special divine Thanksgiving service.
On this special occasion of Thanksgiving, Sunday 3rd October, 2021, Deputy District Rector John Hammond served the congregation based on the text from Genesis 2:2-3, “And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. 3. Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made”.
We must be all joyful and thankful as we appreciate the goodness of God who has kept us safe in His arms throughout the year, said the Deputy District Rector. He added that on a day like this, we express our hearty gratitude to God through our special thanks offering for what He has given us through His grace and mercy.
The District Rector admonished that God had good thoughts for man hence His 6 days’ work for mankind. He rested because He was done with the work and saw that it was good.
He blessed the seventh day and sanctified it. Whatever God has given to mankind has been blessed and sanctified therefore it must be taken good care of. This also shows our expression of thanks to God.
As part of the Thanksgiving divine service celebration, a new altar was offered by some brothers and sisters of the congregation to express their gratitude to God for His unending grace.
The service was supported by Shepherd Jones Kyere (Rector) and Priest Stephen Attakumah.