On November 15, Quanshui Church, located in Dalian, Liaoning province, held a Thanksgiving service.
In the two-story sanctuary, all the believers wore masks and there were no empty seats. In the foyer of the sanctuary, various fruits, vegetables, grains and oils symbolizing harvest were displayed and many believers took photos.
Before the praise meeting, the Chairman of Dalian CC&TSPM and senior pastor of the church, Zhao Yonggang, gave a sermon. He led the congregation in reading Psalm 135:1-2,"Praise the Lord! Praise the name of the Lord! Praise him, your servants of the Lord, you who minister in the house of the Lord, in the courts of the house of our God." Pastor Zhao shared three main points, "We will give you thanks with all our heart," "I will worship you in your holy temple," and "I will thank God for his promise." Recalling the grace of the Lord the churches and believers experienced in the past year, he explained why we should thank God and have a grateful heart. The congregation listened solemnly and prayed with grateful hearts.
After the sermon, 25 believers accepted the call of God and prayed the sinner’s prayer under the guidance of Pastor Zhao. The leaders of the church presented each of them with the most precious gift-- the Holy Bible.
The praise meeting began with the chorus "Give thanks" by a joint choir of more than 100 people. The performers presented twelve different worship programs. They included rhythmic performances, dances with sign language, choruses and other dances. Older believers were enthusiastic about the performances. The oldest of the performers was 84, and one choral conductor was 72.
-Translated by Abigail Wu