+ 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.
“Give Thanks” -Don Moen
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.
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.
“Let All Things Now Living” – Mennonite Magnolia Chorus, Calvary Christian Fellowship Mennonite Church, Paris, TN.
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