Thanksgiving October 9, 2016

Links of Interest/Bibliography:
Textweek – Psalm 100
The Work of the People:

Like a Pretty Petunia – The Gratitude Project
Worship House Media – The Thanksgiving Glass
Liturgy by TLW – A Service for the Eve of Thanksgiving
Consultants 2 Go – Daring Greatly  by Dr. Brene Brown
Mom Inspired Life – Thankful Rocks

St. Luke’s United Church
October 2nd, 2016
Hymn  Come, Let Us Sing                                    VU 222

Words of Welcome and Announcements
Lighting the Christ Candle & Centering

It’s a Song of Praise to the Maker                     MV 30

 Call to Worship:
One: We gather to celebrate the Holy.
All: We hear the Holy Cry, and raise our voices to join in Thanksgiving.
One: We celebrate the Sacred with word and actions,
All: We celebrate the Sacred! Thanks be to God!

Opening Prayer
Today we offer songs of thanksgiving and praise. In this hour of worship, may we grow in faith and celebrate the Spirit’s presence in our lives. Amen.

Hymn  For the Beauty of the Earth                   VU 226

Thanksgiving Glass

Readings: Psalm 100                                             VU 820

Gratitude Challenge

Thankful Rocks

Place a rock or two where you will be surprised to see them.  Offer a prayer of thanks each time you see the rock.

Life Saver Challenge

Pop the life saver in your mouth and start listing all of the things you are thankful for.  Don’t stop writing until your candy is gone!

Thank-you Cards

Write a thank-you card to someone you don’t know – like the cashier at Tim Horton’s, the custodian at work, the bus driver, etc.

Mini Cornucopia

We are abundant! Don’t keep this, give it to someone else 🙂

Hymn  This is the Day                                           MV 122

Minute for Mission
Offering Invitation
There are many ways to offer thanks.  The St. Luke’s community appreciates the many gifts we receive.
Offertory   Ev’ry Day Is a Day of Thanksgiving        MV 185
Offering Prayer
For all of these gifts and those given through PAR, we give thanks.  May they be a sign of our gratitude. Amen.

Prayer Music  Gather Us In                                              MV 7
Our Mother/Father….(sung – Dana’s choice for music)
During the Prayer of Jesus, you are invited to use the translation and language of your choice.  A variety of translations and expressions of the Prayer of Jesus (also known as The Lord’s Prayer) can be found in Voices United pages 921-927.

Commissioning and Benediction

Musical Blessing  We Will Take What You Offer  MV 196
We will take what you offer, we will live by your word; we will love one another and be led by you God.  We will take what you offer, we will live by your word; we will love one another and be led by you God.

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