“the Thirtieth- Third Sunday in Ordinary Time”

“Thanksgiving Sunday”

 

GATHER IN GOD’S PRESENCE

 

Prelude                                           

The light of Christ enters our worship with the lighting of our candles.

 

Welcome and Announcements

                                                                                                

Call to Worship:

Leader: Come to the Lord with praise and thanksgiving.

People: Worship God with gladness.

Leader: Come to the Lord with gratitude and joy.

People: Shower God with praise.

Leader: Come to the Lord with grateful hearts.

People: Love God with humility.

ALL: Come! Let us all worship the Lord.

 

*Hymn         “Com, Ye Thankful People, Come” PH#551 

 

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession (in unison)

Praise is due to you, O God. But in our pride, we forget you, believing that our successes are due to our own power. We exalt ourselves, instead, forgetting that you have freed us to find our life in you. Forgive us when we rely on our own strength, instead of yours, and helps us become humble, faithful, and thankful servants. We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.

(Please take a moment for silent reflection.)

 

Assurance of Forgiveness

 

*Glory Be to the Father                                                       PH#

 

*Passing the Peace

            The peace of Christ be with you.     And also with you.

 

LISTEN FOR GOD’S WORD

Prayer for Illumination                                    

Scripture Reading

Old Testament Reading: Deuteronomy 8:7-18

New Testament Reading: Philippians 4:6-10

This is the Word of the Lord.  Thanks be to God.

 

Gospel Reading: Luke 17:14-19

           

This is the Word of the Lord.  Thanks be to God.

 

Message:

 

RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD

*Affirmation of Faith ~ Apostle’s Creed – traditional           pg. 14

I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.

 

*Hymn:    “Now Thank We All Our God” PH#555

 

Sharing of Joys and Concerns, Prayer Wall

Prayers of the People & Lord’s Prayer

 

Offering Invitation/Offertory                        

*The Doxology                                                                    PH#592

*Prayer of Dedication (unison)

Generous Healer of all who ask for mercy, you alone supply seed to those who sow and turn it into bread for food. Accept our gifts for the needs of your saints, and for the healing of your world. In Christ’s name, we pray. Amen.

 

GO IN GOD’S NAME

 

*Hymn      “Help Us Accept Each Other” PH#358 

 

 

 

*Charge and Blessing

 

 

 

*Going Forth “May the Lord Mighty God” Sung to the tune of Edelweiss

 

May the Lord, mighty God, bless and keep you forever; grant you peace, perfect peace, courage in every endeavor. Lift up your eyes and you’ll see his face, full of grace forever; may the Lord, mighty God, bless and keep you forever.

 

L:  And all God’s people said   C:  Amen!

 

*Postlude                                                          

 

 

 

We follow the light of Christ out into the world.