October 8, 2017 Thanksgiving

Links of Interest/Bibliography:

Wonder Bread
St. Luke’s Pinterest Board
Cornucopia
Martha Stewart Cornucopia
Haiku Poetry
The Manna Principle

Words of Welcome & Announcements

Lighting the Christ Candle & Acknowledgement of Place
As we gather to worship, let us pause to remember that in this region we live and work and worship on lands that are, by law, the unceded territories of the Wabanaki peoples—predominantly the lands of the Mi’kmaq, Maliseet, and Passamaquoddy. May we live with respect on this land, and live in peace and friendship with its people.

Hymn Praise the Lord with the Sound of Trumpet VU 245

Call to Worship “One: Every day is a day of Thanksgiving.
All: Each day I open my eyes to the blessings around me.
One: Even on days when it feels like there might be nothing to be grateful for,
All: I know that I can be the grateful part of someone else’s day.

Opening Prayer “The Spirit of Creation is all around us.
We are grateful for the possibility of being
ever more aware, human and alive.
May it be so.” R Hunt, Adapted

Hymn Eve’ry Day is a Day of Thanksgiving MV 185

Readings Exodus 16:1-18
John 6:51

Musical Response I Know Your Word MV 108

Gratitude Stations

Hymn Grateful MV 182

Minute for Mission

Minute from the FRC

Offering Invitation
Because your generosity, time spent in the FRC is possible. Through food, rides, and an abundance of compassion, healing can begin.

Offertory For the Gift of Creation VU 538

Offertory Prayer
May these gifts, those given through PAR and our commitment to give be seen as the gifts they truly are. Amen.

Prayers of the People & the Prayer of Jesus
Ending with the spoken Prayer of Jesus. 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 916-927.

Commissioning & Benediction

Musical Blessing May the Blessing of God Go Before You VU 962

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