Pastor John Veenstra
WE GATHER TO WORSHIP OUR GOD
Welcome and Opening Song of Praise: We Come O Christ To You
Call to Worship (Adapted from Psalm 92)
Hymn of Response: Praise the Lord, Sing Hallelujah!
God’s Greeting and we greet each other
Time of Thanksgiving
Let us give thanks to God our Father for all his gifts so freely bestowed upon us.
For the beauty and wonder of your creation, in earth and sky and sea, we thank you, Lord.
For all that is gracious in our lives, revealing the image of Christ, We thank you, Lord.
We thank you for our daily food and drink, our homes and families, and our friends,
We thank you for minds to think, and hearts to love, and hands to serve,
For health and strength to work, and leisure to rest and play,
For the brave and courageous, who are patient in suffering and faithful in adversity,
For all valiant seekers after truth, liberty, and justice, we thank you, Lord.
For the communion of saints, in all times and places, we thank you, Lord.
Above all, we give you thanks for the great mercies and promises given to us in Christ Jesus our Lord;
To him be praise and glory, with you, O Father, and the Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen.
A Time to enumerate our specific blessings
Silent Prayer concluded with singing “Hear Our Prayer, O Lord”
Prayer of Thanksgiving and Petition
Song of Thanksgiving: Before You I Kneel”
Sunday School Dismissed and blessed by Pastor
WE HEAR GOD’S WORD
Prayer for the preaching of the Word
Scripture Readings: Deuteronomy 26:1-15, 1 Corinthians 4:1-7
Message: Doing a Thanksgiving Inventory
Song of Response: We Give Thee But Thine Own
WE RESPOND in THANKSGIVING and GO OUT TO SERVE
Offertory Prayer and Offerings Prayer
God’s Blessing to His People
Closing Song: “Father, We Love You”