PRELUDE Kathy Nash
CALL TO WORSHIP
Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good.
God’s steadfast love endures forever.
Give thanks to the Lord and call upon His name.
Make known God’s deeds among the peoples!
God blesses us with gifts of love:
with food and clothing, home and family.
God blesses us with daily work:
and all we need from day to day.
God protects us in time of danger:
and guards us from every evil.
God calls us into relationship with Him:
and forms us into one holy people,
the Church of Jesus Christ in this place.
Therefore shall we offer thanks and praise to the Lord our God.
O Lord our God, we will give thanks to You forever.
* HYMN “Come Ye Thankful People, Come” UMH #694
CALL TO CONFESSION
UNISON PRAYER OF CONFESSION-Unison
O God, to whom all flesh can come and find acceptance, we bring our unfaithfulness, seeking to renew our awareness of You in every moment of every day. We confess our deeds of iniquity: our forgetfulness of Your love, our unkindness to Your children, our misuse of the bodies and minds You entrust to us. Despite Your generosity, we have sowed sparingly for the sake of others. O God, we need Your forgiveness.
Awaken our thankfulness as we learn to fully appreciate all You have provided. Amen.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON
TIME WITH YOUTH Ann and Liz Rees
*HYMN “We Gather Together” UMH #131
OLD TESTAMENT LESSON Psalm 100
PRAYERS AND OFFERINGS
O merciful Creator, whose hand is open wide to satisfy the needs of every living creature: Make us, we beseech thee, ever thankful for thy loving providence; and grant that we, remembering the account that we must one day give, may be faithful stewards of thy bounty; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with thee and the Holy Spirit live and reign, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
RECEIVING OUR OFFERING
*PRESENTATION OF OUR OFFERING
JOYS AND CONCERNS-PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE Susie Lidbeck THE LORD’S PRAYER
PROCLAIMING GOD’S WORD
PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION
NEW TESTAMENT LESSON Colossians 3:15-17
THE MESSAGE “The Power in Giving Thanks” Janet Keffer
*HYMN “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” UMH #139
*CIRCLE SONG: “He Lives” UMH #310
He lives, He lives, Christ Jesus lives today! He walks with me and talks with me along life’s narrow way. He lives, He lives, salvation to impart! You ask me how I know He lives! He lives within my heart.
*Stand as you are able. The quiet room is available in the back of the sanctuary if needed.