Thanksgiving Eve ††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††November 24, 2021†††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

Todayís Theme for Worship: On Thanksgiving Day we think about the physical and spiritual blessings God gives us. As we consider these many blessings, we can do nothing but thank and praise our loving God for his mercy.

 

Special Music Ė My Heart Is Filled with Thankfulness

 

P: The grace of our Lord + Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you.

C: And also with you.

 

Confession of Sins

P: We have come into the presence of God, who created us to love and serve him as his dear children. But we have disobeyed him and deserve only his wrath and punishment. Therefore, let us confess our sins to him and plead for his mercy.

C: Merciful Father in heaven, I am altogether sinful from birth. In countless ways I have sinned against you and do not deserve to be called your child. But trusting in Jesus, my Savior, I pray: have mercy on me according to your unfailing love. Cleanse me from my sin, and take away my guilt.

P: God, our heavenly Father, has forgiven all your sins. By the perfect life and innocent death of our Lord Jesus Christ, he has removed your guilt forever. You are his own dear child. May God give you strength to live according to his will.

C: Amen.

P: In the peace of forgiveness, let us praise the Lord.

 

Oh Taste And See

 

Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good.

Bless-ed are they who take re-fuge in him.

 

Your Word, O Lord, is e-ter-nal;

it stands firm in the heav-ens.

Your faith-ful-ness con-tin-ues for-ev-er.

 

Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good.

Bless-ed are they who take re-fuge in him.

 

 

Prayer of the Day

P: Let us Pray.

Almighty God our Father, your generous goodness comes to us new every day. By the work of your Spirit lead us to acknowledge your goodness, give thanks for your benefits, and serve you in willing obedience; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
C: Amen.

 

First Lesson: Deuteronomy 8:10-18

10Then you will eat, and you will be filled, and you will praise the Lord your God for the good land that he has given you. 11Be very careful so that you do not forget the Lord your God by not keeping his commandments and ordinances and his statutes that I am commanding you today. 12When you eat and are satisfied, and you build nice houses and move into them, 13and your herds and your flocks multiply, and your silver and gold increase, and everything that you have prospers, 14watch out so that your heart does not become arrogant and forget the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, where you were slaves. 15Do not forget the Lord, who led you in the great and terrifying wilderness, where there were venomous snakes and scorpions, where the thirsty ground had no water, but the Lord made water come out of a flint rock for you. 16Do not forget the Lord, who in the wilderness fed you manna, which your fathers had not known before, to humble you and to test you so that it would be good for you later on.

17You might say in your heart, ďMy ability and the power of my hand have earned this wealth for me.Ē 18But then you are to remember that the Lord your God is the one who gives you the ability to produce wealth, to confirm his covenant that he promised to your fathers with an oath, as he does to this day.

 

Psalm of the Day†††† Psalm 100

Choirs will sing the verses, congregation joins in the refrain

 

Refrain: Sing! Sing! Lift evíry voice!

Sing to the Lord; O sing, rejoice!

Let your songs ring out! Lift evíry voice!

Let your songs ring out! O sing, rejoice!

 

(Children's Choir)

All people who on earth do dwell,

Sing out your praise with cheerful voice;

Be glad in God, whose praise you tell,

Come, sing to God; let all rejoice.

 

Refrain: Sing! Sing! Lift evíry voice!

Sing to the Lord; O sing, rejoice!

Let your songs ring out! Lift evíry voice!

Let your songs ring out! O sing, rejoice!

 

(Adult Choir)

For God alone is the Lord, indeed;

Without our aid God did us make;

We are Godís flock, we now may feed;

And for Godís sheep God does us take.

 

Refrain: Sing! Sing! Lift evíry voice!

Sing to the Lord; O sing, rejoice!

Let your songs ring out! Lift evíry voice!

Let your songs ring out! O sing, rejoice!

 

(Children's Choir)

O enter then Godís gates with praise:

Approach Godís courts

with shouts of joy;

Praise, laud, and bless

Godís name always;

Let evíry voice Godís praise employ.

 

Refrain: Sing! Sing! Lift evíry voice!

Sing to the Lord; O sing, rejoice!

Let your songs ring out! Lift evíry voice!

Let your songs ring out! O sing, rejoice!

 

(Adult Choir)

Make known the truth

that God is good;

Whose mercy is forever sure,

Whose truth at all times firmly stood,

And shall from age to age endure.

 

Refrain: Sing! Sing! Lift evíry voice!

Sing to the Lord; O sing, rejoice!

Let your songs ring out! Lift evíry voice!

Let your songs ring out! O sing, rejoice!

 

Second Lesson: Philippians 4:10-20

10I rejoice greatly in the Lord now that you have revived your concern for me once again. Actually, you were concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it. 11I am not saying this because I lack anything; in fact, I have learned to be content in any circumstances in which I find myself. 12I know what it is to live in humble circumstances, and I know what it is to have more than enough. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, while being full or hungry, while having plenty or not enough. 13I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me. 14Nevertheless, you did well by becoming partners with me in my affliction.

15You Philippians know that in the beginning of your experience with the gospel, when I left Macedonia, not one church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving, except you alone. 16Even while I was in Thessalonica, you sent help more than once for my needs. 17Not that I am seeking a gift, but I am seeking the fruit that adds to your account. 18I have been paid in full, and I have more than enough. I am fully supplied since Iíve received from Epaphroditus the things that came from you, a sweet-smelling fragrance, an acceptable sacrifice, well-pleasing to God. 19And my God will fully supply your every need, according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. 20Now to our God and Father be glory forever and ever! Amen.

 

Childrenís Choir Thanks Canon

Gospel: Luke 17:11-19

11On another occasion, as Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem, he was passing along the border between Samaria and Galilee. 12When he entered a certain village, ten lepers met him. Standing at a distance, 13they called out loudly, ďJesus, Master, have mercy on us!Ē

14When he saw them, he said, ďGo, show yourselves to the priests.Ē As they went away they were cleansed.

15One of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, glorifying God with a loud voice. 16He fell on his face at Jesusí feet, thanking him. And he was a Samaritan. 17Jesus responded, ďWere not ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? 18Was no one found to return and give glory to God except this foreigner?Ē 19Then he said to him, ďGet up and go your way. Your faith has saved you.Ē

P: This the gospel of our Lord.

C: Praise be to you, O Christ!

 

Hymn of the Day: 612Praise to God, Immortal Praise

 

1Praise to God, immortal praise, For the love that crowns our days.

Bounteous Source of evíry joy, Let your praise our tongues employ.

All to you, our God, we owe, Source whence all our blessings flow.

 

2All the plenty summer pours, Autumnís rich, oíerflowing stores,

Flocks that whiten all the plain, Yellow sheaves of ripened grain -

Lord, for these our souls shall raise Grateful vows and solemn praise.

 

3Peace, prosperity, and health, Private bliss and public wealth,

Knowledge with its gladdíning streams, True religionís holier beams-

Lord, for these our souls shall raise Grateful vows and solemn praise.

 

4As your prospíring hand has blest, May we give you of our best

And by deeds of kindly love For your mercies grateful prove,

Singing thus through all our days: ďPraise to God, immortal praise.Ē

 

Text: Anna L. Barbauld, 1743-1825, abr., alt.

 

Sermon

 

 

Apostles Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty. From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

 

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Prayer of the Church

 

Hymn: 609We Praise You, O God, Our Redeemer

 

1We praise you, O God, our Redeemer, Creator!

In grateful devotion our tribute we bring:

We lay it before you; we kneel and adore you;

We bless your holy name; glad praises we sing.

 

2We worship you, God of our fathers; we bless you.

Through trial and tempest our guide you have been;

When perils oíertake us, you will not forsake us,

And with your help, O Lord, our battles we win.

 

3With voices united our praises we offer;

To you, great Jehovah, glad anthems we raise.

Your strong arm will guide us; our God is beside us.

To you, our great Redeemer, foreíer be praise!

 

Text: Julia B. Cory, 1882-1963, alt.

 

 

Prayer and Blessing

 

P: Almighty God, we thank you for teaching us the things you want us to believe and do. Help us by your Holy Spirit to keep your Word in pure hearts that we may be strengthened in faith, guided in holiness, and comforted in life and in death, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C: A-men.

 

P: Brothers and sisters, go in peace. Live in harmony with one another. Serve the Lord with gladness.

The Lord bless you and keep you.

The Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you.

The Lord look on you with favor and + give you peace.

C: A-men, A-men, A-men

 

Adult ChoirGive Thanks with Now Thank We All Our God

 

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

May God Bless You!