Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, 28 Nov 2019, Ephesians 5:19-21 ~ “Give thanks to God for everything.”

Thanksgiving Day

+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen

Opening: – Psalm 95:2-3 (NLT)

Come to the Lord with thanksgiving. Sing psalms of praise to him.
For the Lord is a great God, a great King above all gods.

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“Give Thanks” -Don Moen

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Morning Reading: Ephesians 5:19-21 (NLT)

Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves,
and make music to the Lord in your hearts.
And give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Morning Prayer:

Accept, O Lord, our thanks and praise for all that you have done for us. We thank you for the splendor of the whole creation, for the beauty of this world, for the wonder of life, and for the mystery of love.

+ We thank you for the blessing of family and friends, and for the loving care which surrounds us on every side.

+ We thank you for setting us at tasks that demand our best efforts, and for leading us to accomplishments that satisfy and delight us.

+ We thank you also for those disappointments and failures that lead us to acknowledge our dependence on you alone.

+ Above all, we thank you for your Son Jesus Christ; for the truth of his Word and the example of his life; for his steadfast obedience, by which he overcame temptation; for his dying, through which he conquered death; and for his rising to life again, in which we are raised to the life of your kingdom.

Grant us the gift of your Spirit, that we may know Christ and make him known; and through him, at all times and in all places, may give thanks to you in all things. Amen.

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“Let All Things Now Living” – Mennonite Magnolia Chorus, Calvary Christian Fellowship Mennonite Church, Paris, TN.

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Closing:

May the peace of the Lord Christ go with you, wherever He may send you. May He guide you through the wilderness, and protect you through the storm. May He bring you home rejoicing at the wonders He has shown you. May He bring you home rejoicing once again into our doors.

+ In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Thanksgiving Day, 22 Nov, 2018 – A Prayer to Ponder

A Thanksgiving Prayer

Accept, O Lord, our thanks and praise for all that you have done for us.

+ We thank you for the splendor of the whole creation, for the beauty of this world, for the wonder of life, and for the mystery of love…

Q: Can you identify something beautiful, wonderful, or mysterious around you?

+ We thank you for the blessing of family and friends, and for the loving care which surrounds us on every side.

Q: Who in your family, or among your friends, is your biggest fan? Who loves you?

+ We thank you for setting us at tasks that demand our best efforts, and for leading us to accomplishments that satisfy and delight us.

Q: What do you enjoy doing, even though it’s difficult? What have you accomplished this past year that gives you satisfaction?

+ We thank you also for those disappointments and failures that lead us to acknowledge our dependence on you alone.

Q: What disappointment or failure has drawn you closer to God this past year?

+ Above all, we thank you for your Son Jesus Christ; for the truth of his Word and the example of his life; for his steadfast obedience, by which he overcame temptation; for his dying, through which he conquered death; and for his rising to life again, in which we are raised to the life of your kingdom.

Q: How would you describe your relationship with Jesus Christ? Have you grown closer, or more distant, over the past year? Why?

Grant us the gift of your Spirit, that we may know Christ and make him known; and through him, at all times and in all places, may give thanks to you in all things. Amen.
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Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Day: Thu, 24 Nov – Psalm 28:7; Jeremiah 30:18-20; 2 Corinthians 4:14-15 ~ give thanks

+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen!

Opening Sentence

I call all heaven to witness today that I have put on Christ.
I choose no other Lord than the Maker of heaven and earth.
This day I walk with Him and He will walk with me.
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Reading: Psalm 28:7 (NLT)

The Lord is my strength and shield. I trust him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving.
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Let All Things Now Living – Lebanon County Youth Chorus


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Reading: Jeremiah 30:18-20 (NLT)

This is what the Lord says: “When I bring Israel home again from captivity and restore their fortunes, Jerusalem will be rebuilt on its ruins, and the palace reconstructed as before.

There will be joy and songs of thanksgiving, and I will multiply my people, not diminish them; I will honor them, not despise them. Their children will prosper as they did long ago. I will establish them as a nation before me, and I will punish anyone who hurts them.
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“I Will Give You Thanks” – Messianic Jewish Alliance of Israel (MJAI)


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Reading: 2 Corinthians 4:14-15 (NLT)

We know that God, who raised the Lord Jesus, will also raise us with Jesus and present us to himself together with you. All of this is for your benefit. And as God’s grace reaches more and more people, there will be great thanksgiving, and God will receive more and more glory.
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“My Tribute” – Sissel Kyrkjebø


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Blessing

May the peace of the Lord Jesus Christ go with you, wherever He may send you. May He guide you through the wilderness, protect you through the storm. May He bring you home rejoicing at the wonders He has shown you. May He bring you home rejoicing once again into our doors.

+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen!