Thanksgiving Service 2020

Thanksgiving Service

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

PRELUDE  Agnus Dei

 

WELCOME, INVOCATION

Leader: In the name of the Father and of the ☩ Son and of the Holy Spirit.
People: Amen.

 

GATHERING SONG “Blessed Be Your Name”

Verse 1
Blessed Be Your Name
In the land that is plentiful
Where Your streams of abundance flow
Blessed be Your name

Verse 2
Blessed Be Your name
When I’m found in the desert place
Though I walk through the wilderness
Blessed Be Your name

Pre Chorus
Every blessing You pour out, I’ll
Turn back to praise
When the darkness closes in, Lord
Still I will say

Chorus
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your glorious name

Verse 3
Blessed be Your name
When the sun’s shining down on me
When the world’s ‘all as it should be’
Blessed be Your name

Verse 4
Blessed be Your name
On the road marked with suffering
Though there’s pain in the offering
Blessed be Your name

Bridge
You give and take away, You give and take away
My heart will choose to say, Lord, blessed be Your name

CCLI Song # 3798438, Beth Redman | Matt Redman, © 2002 Thankyou Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing), For use solely with the SongSelect®. Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com, CCLI License # 384330

 

GREETING AND PRAYER OF THE DAY

Leader: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
People: And also with you.

Leader: Let us pray…
People: Amen.

 

FIRST LESSON Deuteronomy 8:7-18
For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land with flowing streams, with springs and underground waters welling up in valleys and hills, a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive trees and honey, a land where you may eat bread without scarcity, where you will lack nothing, a land whose stones are iron and from whose hills you may mine copper. You shall eat your fill and bless the Lord your God for the good land that he has given you.
Take care that you do not forget the Lord your God, by failing to keep his commandments, his ordinances, and his statutes, which I am commanding you today. When you have eaten your fill and have built fine houses and live in them, and when your herds and flocks have multiplied, and your silver and gold is multiplied, and all that you have is multiplied, then do not exalt yourself, forgetting the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery, who led you through the great and terrible wilderness, an arid waste-land with poisonous snakes and scorpions. He made water flow for you from flint rock, and fed you in the wilderness with manna that your ancestors did not know, to humble you and to test you, and in the end to do you good. Do not say to yourself, ‘My power and the might of my own hand have gained me this wealth.’ But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth, so that he may confirm his covenant that he swore to your ancestors, as he is doing today.

Reader: The word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.

 

GOSPEL LESSON Luke 17:11-19

Leader: The Holy Gospel according to St. Luke, the seventeenth chapter.
People: Glory to you, O Lord.

On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him. Keeping their distance, they called out, saying, ‘Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!’ When he saw them, he said to them, ‘Go and show yourselves to the priests.’ And as they went, they were made clean. Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice. He prostrated himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him. And he was a Samaritan. Then Jesus asked, ‘Were not ten made clean? But the other nine, where are they? Was none of them found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?’ Then he said to him, ‘Get up and go on your way; your faith has made you well.’

Leader: The Gospel of the Lord.
People: Praise to you, O Christ.

 

THE MESSAGE By Reverend Coy Stark

 

SONG OF THE DAY “Good, Good Father”

Verse 1
I’ve heard a thousand stories of what they think you’re like
But I’ve heard the tender whispers of love in the dead of night
And you tell me that you’re pleased; and that I’m never alone. (Chorus)

Chorus
You’re a good, good, father
It’s who you are, it’s who you are, it’s who you are
And I’m loved by you; It’s who I am, it’s who I am, it’s who I am.

Verse 2
I’ve seen many searching for answers far and wide
But I know we’re all searching; for answers only you provide
‘Cause you know just what we need, before we say a word. (Chorus)

Bridge
You are perfect in all of your ways; You are perfect in all of your ways
You are perfect in all of your ways to us. (Repeat), (Verse 3)

Verse 3
Love so undeniable; I can hardly speak
Peace so unexplainable; I can hardly think
As you call me deeper still; As you call me deeper still
As you call me deeper still; Into love, love, love (Chorus)

CCLI Song #7036612 – Words and Music by Paul Barrett and Anthony Brown; ©2014 Capitol CMG Paragon | Common Hymnal Publishing | Housefires Sounds | Sixsteps Music | Tony Brown Publishing Designee | Vamos Publishing | worshiptogether.com songs. For use solely with the SongSelect® Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com. CCLI License # 384330.

 

THE APOSTLES’ CREED

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

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

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

 

THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

Reader: O give thanks to the Lord,
People: For His mercy endures forever.

 

Reader: We give you thanks, O Lord, for all the bounty of your good creation, and we pray for your guidance that we may not squander nor waste what you have so lovingly preserved for our use and supplied in such abundance. O give thanks to the Lord,
People: For his mercy endures forever.

 

Reader: We give you thanks, O Lord, that you have established your Church and endowed her with your Word and your Sacraments, that your kingdom may come, and your Spirit deliver all who will be saved. Keep your Church in the true knowledge of your Word and help her to be faithful in passing on the faith from generation to generation. O give thanks to the Lord,
People: For his mercy endures forever.

 

Reader: We give you thanks, O Lord, that we are defended by members of the armed forces, that we are protected by police and firefighters, and that we can call upon emergency personnel in every time of need. Bless and protect all who serve us and defend our liberty. O give thanks to the Lord,
People: For his mercy endures forever.

 

Reader: We give you thanks, O Lord, that you have kept us from our enemies, and we pray you to continue to defend us against those who threaten violence and war. Call the nations to peace, and bless Donald, our president, and all who make, administer and judge our laws. O give thanks to the Lord,
People: For his mercy endures forever.

 

Reader: We give you thanks, O Lord that you hear the prayers of your people, especially those who cry to you in illness, suffering, affliction, grief and death. Heal them according to your will, sustain them in the day of trouble and bring them at last to your eternal dwelling place where disease and death can trouble us no more. O give thanks to the Lord,
People: For his mercy endures forever.

 

Reader: We give you thanks, O Lord, for your boundless mercy in the midst of our sin. We confess that apart from your intervention we are hopelessly troubled sinners, fully deserving your punishment. We repent of our many sins, things done, and things left undone. We plead for pardon and forgiveness through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. O give thanks to the Lord,
People: For his mercy endures forever.

 

Reader: We give you thanks, O Lord, for the saints in whose lives we see your faithfulness and by whom we are encouraged to trust in your Word that endures forever. Receive our thanks for saints great and small, and grant that we, too, may be found faithful by those who come after us. O give thanks to the Lord,
People: For his mercy endures forever.

 

Reader: To you, O Lord, be glory and honor, praise and thanksgiving, now and forevermore. O give thanks to the Lord,
People: For his mercy endures forever. Amen.

 

ABSOLUTION, SHARING OF THE PEACE

We share a sign of God’s Peace with one another

Leader: The Peace of the Lord be with you always!
People: And also with you.

 

THE GREAT THANKSGIVING

Leader: The Lord be with you.
People: And also with you.

Leader: Lift up your hearts.
People: We lift them to the Lord.

Leader: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
People: It is right to give our thanks and praise.

* WORDS OF INSTITUTION

Leader: In the night in which he was betrayed…

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER

Leader: Lord, remember us in your kingdom, and teach us to pray:
People: Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.

 

COMMUNION SONG “O Come to the Altar”

Verse 1
Are you hurting and broken within?
Overwhelmed by the weight of your sin?
Jesus is calling
Have you come to the end of yourself
Do you thirst for a drink from the well?
Jesus is calling

Chorus
O come to the altar
The Father’s arms are open wide
Forgiveness was bought with
The precious blood of Jesus Christ

Verse 2
Leave behind your regrets and mistakes
Come today there’s no reason to wait
Jesus is calling
Bring your sorrows and trade them for joy
From the ashes a new life is born
Jesus is calling (Chorus)

Bridge
Oh what a savior
Isn’t He wonderful?
Sing hallelujah, Christ is risen
Bow down before Him
For He is Lord of all
Sing Hallelujah, Christ is risen (Chorus)

CCLI Song # 7051511 – Chris Brown | Mack Brock | Steven Furtick | Wade Joye; © 2015 Music by Elevation Worship Publishing; For use solely with the SongSelect® Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com. CCLI License # 384330

 

POST-COMMUNION BLESSING
Leader: The body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ strengthen you and keep
you in his grace.
People: Amen.

 

POST-COMMUNION PRAYER

Leader: Pour out upon us the spirit of your love, O Lord, and unite the wills of those whom you have fed with one heavenly food; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
People: Amen.

 

BENEDICTION
Leader: The Lord bless you and keep you.
The Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you.
The Lord look upon you with favor and ☩ give you peace.
People: Amen.

 

THE SENDING SONG “And All the People Said Amen”

And all the people said amen, woah,
And all the people said amen.
Give thanks to the Lord for His love never ends,
And all the people said amen.

CCLI Song # 6518275 – Matt Maher, Paul Moak, Trevor Morgan, © 2013 Universal Music. For use solely with the SongSelect® Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com. CCLI License # 384330

 

SENDING

Leader: Go in peace. Christ is with you.
People: Thanks be to God.

 

POSTLUDE

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