Wednesday, November 25, 2020 Thanksgiving Eve

 

Welcome/Announcements

Call Church office with all Prayer requests and updates.

Looking for 10 volunteers to help with a card campaign to reach all our members. Contact the church office or Terry Leu if you want to help.

Giving Tree – Deadline is December 11. Please see the email you received this past week.

Drive thru communion on Sunday, December 6 from 11 – 11:30am for anyone who wants to come.

 

Invocation: We begin our service in The Name of The Father and of The Son and of The Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

Hymn: Come Ye Thankful People (v.1-3)     LSB 892

Come, ye thankful people, come;
Raise the song of harvest home.
All be safely gathered in
Ere the winter storms begin;
God, our Maker, doth provide
For our wants to be supplied.
Come to God's own temple, come;
Raise the song of harvest home.

All the world is God's own field,
Fruit unto His praise to yield;
Wheat and tares together sown,
Unto joy or sorrow grown.
First the blade and then the ear,
Then the full corn shall appear.
Lord of harvest, grant that we
Wholesome grain and pure may be.

For the Lord, our God, shall come
And shall take His harvest home,
From His field shall in that day
All offences purge away,
Give His angels charge at last
In the fire the tares to cast,
But the fruitful ears to store
In His garner evermore.

L: The Lord be with you. 2 Timothy 4:22

C:    And also with you

 

L:  Lift up your hearts. Colossians 3:1

C: We lift them to the Lord

 

L: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. Psalm 136

C: It is right to give him thanks and praise.

 

O Lord, You open Your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing. We give You thanks for the gift of this day and the opportunity to give You praise. We give thanks for the love and warmth of family and friends, both those gathered here and those gathered elsewhere, and most of all for those gathered to the Eternal Home. We give thanks for the good gift of children and grandchildren to nurture in Your love and fear; for the blessing of hearth and home. Finally, we give You thanks for those things for which we are most thankful: the sweet comfort of Your Gospel, the forgiveness of all our sins by the blood of our Lord Jesus, the promise of our resurrection to eternal life; for the joyful companionship afforded by the Church; for Your Word that is a lamp to our feet and light to our path. Amen.

L: Let us then confess our sins to God our Father.

Confession: O Almighty God, Merciful Father, I, a poor miserable sinner, confess unto Thee all my sins and iniquities with which I have ever offended Thee and justly deserved Thy temporal and eternal punishment. But I am heartily sorry for them and sincerely repent of them, and I pray Thee of Thy boundless mercy and for the sake of the holy, innocent, bitter sufferings and death of Thy beloved Son, Jesus Christ, to be gracious and merciful to me, a poor sinful being.

Absolution: Upon this your confession, I, a servant of the Word, announce the grace of God unto all of you, and in the stead and by the command of my Lord Jesus Christ, forgive all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

 

Text for sermon:  John 10:1-16

“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way, that man is a thief and a robber.  But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.  To him the gatekeeper opens. The sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.  When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. A stranger they will not follow, but they will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.” This figure of speech Jesus used with them, but they did not understand what he was saying to them. So Jesus again said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them.  I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.  I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. He who is a hired hand and not a shepherd, who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. He flees because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep.  I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep. And I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd.

L: This is the Word of the Lord
C: Thanks be to God!

Song: Give Thanks LSB 806

Give thanks with a grateful heart
Give thanks to the Holy One
Give thanks because He's given Jesus Christ, His Son

Give thanks with a grateful heart
Give thanks to the Holy One
Give thanks because He's given Jesus Christ, His Son

And now let the weak say, "I am strong."
Let the poor say, "I am rich
Because of what the Lord has done for us"

And now let the weak say, "I am strong."
Let the poor say, "I am rich
Because of what the Lord has done for us"
Give thanks Give thanks
 

Sermon: Be Thank “Full” At Your Own Table

Thanksgiving Devotion

Martin Luther’s Daily Prayers

How the head of the family should teach his household to pray morning and evening, and at meals

 

Make the sign of the holy cross and say: In the name of the Father and of the Son (+) and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

Then, repeat the Creed and the Lord’s Prayer.

 

Apostle’s Creed

I believe in God, The Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth.  And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, Who was conceived by The Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at The Right Hand of God The Father Almighty. From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in The Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

 

The Lord’s Prayer

Together: Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.

 

Asking a Blessing

The children and members of the household shall go to the table reverently, fold their hands, and say:

Together: The eyes of all look to You, O Lord, and You give them their food at the proper time. You open Your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing. [Ps 145:15–16] Lord God, heavenly Father, bless us and these Your gifts which we receive from Your bountiful goodness, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Returning Thanks:

Together: Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good. His love endures forever. He gives food to every creature. He provides food for the cattle and for the young ravens when they call. His pleasure is not in the strength of the horse, nor His delight in the legs of a man; the Lord delights in those who fear Him, who put their hope in His unfailing love. [Ps 136:1, 25; 147:9–11]

 

Read 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

When should we rejoice? When should we pray?

When should we give thanks?

What are you thankful for today?

What good things has God given you?

There is always something to be thankful for. We can thank God in all things because He is always working for our good through easy circumstances and hard ones.

Dear God, Thank you for your amazing power and work in our lives, thank you for your goodness and for your blessings over us. Thank you for your great love and care. Thank you for your sacrifice so that we might have freedom and life. Forgive us for when we don't thank you enough, for who you are, for all that you do, for all that you've given. Help us to set our eyes and our hearts on you afresh. Renew our spirits, fill us with your peace and joy. We love you and we need you, this day and every day. We give you praise and thanks, for You alone are worthy! In Jesus' Name, Amen.

 

The Benediction: 

The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His Face shine upon you and be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you His Peace. Both now and forever more. Amen.

 

Hymn Song: Now Thank We All Our God      LSB 895

Now thank we all our God
With hearts and hands and voices,
Who wondrous things has done,
In whom His world rejoices;
Who from our mothers' arms
Has blest us on our way
With countless gifts of love
And still is ours today.

Oh, may this bounteous God
Through all our life be near us,
With ever joyful hearts
And blessed peace to cheer us
And keep us in His grace
And guide us when perplexed
And free us from all ills
In this world and the next!

All praise and thanks to God
The Father now be given,
The Son, and Him who reigns
With them in highest heaven,
The one eternal God,
Whom earth and heav'n adore;
For thus it was, is now,
And shall be evermore.

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