Thanksgiving Worship
November 25 & 26, 2008

November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving Worship
November 25 & 26, 2008

Focus: Glad Obedience Thanks Our God

Hymns: 613, 615, 610, 611, 609

Order of Worship


Hymn 613 “Come, You Thankful People, Come”



M: 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.

Thanksgiving Responses (based on Psalm 103):

M: Bless the Lord, O my soul!

C: All that is within me, bless his holy name!

M: Bless the Lord, O my soul,

C: And forget not all his benefits.

M: He forgives all your sins.

C: He redeems my life from death and crowns me with his loving-kindness and tender mercies.

M: The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.

C: He does not treat us as our sins deserve.

M: As the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.

C: As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

M: As a father pities his children, so the Lord pities those who fear him.

C: He knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust.

M: But his mercy is from everlasting to everlasting upon those who fear him.

C: Bless the Lord, O my soul!


Be seated

Love the Lord your God above all


Reading Psalm 71:1-4, 14-19

Hymn 615 “We Thank You for Your Blessings”

Honor those in authority


Reading 1 Timothy 2:1-6

Hymn 610 “Now Thank We All Our God”

Serve your neighbor


Reading 1 John 4:7-12, 19-21

Hymn 611 “For the Fruit of His Creation”


Prayer (p. 128)

Lord's Prayer


M: May the Father, who has lavished his love on you, keep you in his care. May the Son, who sacrificed himself for you, shine on you with his grace. May the Holy Spirit, who sanctifies you with the Gospel, bring you his peace.

C: (spoken) Amen.

Hymn 609 “We Praise You, O God, Our Redeemer”


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