November 18, 2018

Thanksgiving Eve

Flemington United Methodist Church
Quakertown United Methodist Church

“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.” Psalm 107: 1



Call to Worship:Psalm 147

All: Praise the LORD. How good it is to sing praises to our God,
how pleasant and fitting to praise him!

*Hymn of Invocation: #636 “Come, Ye Thankful People Come”

Leader: The LORD builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the exiles of Israel. He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

People: He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name. Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit.

Leader: The LORD sustains the humble but casts the wicked to the ground. Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; make music to our God on the harp.

People: He covers the sky with clouds; he supplies the earth with rain and makes grass grow on the hills. 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.

Leader: Extol the LORD, O Jerusalem; praise your God, O Zion, for he strengthens the bars of your gates and blesses your people within you.

People: He grants peace to your borders and satisfies you with the finest of wheat. He sends his command to the earth; his word runs swiftly.

Leader: He spreads the snow like wool and scatters the frost like ashes. He hurls down his hail like pebbles. Who can withstand his icy blast? He sends his word and melts them; he stirs up his breezes, and the waters flow.

People: He has revealed his word to Jacob, his laws and decrees to Israel. He has done this for no other nation; they do not know his laws. Praise the LORD.

*Hymn: #575 “My Heart Is Filled with Thankfulness”

Old Testament Reading: Nehemiah 8:1-2

New Testament Reading: Luke 17:11-19

Scriptural Meditation: “First: Thanksgiving!”

*Hymn of Response: #639 “Now Thank We All Our God”

Time of Testimony

Thanksgiving Prayer: Let us give thanks to God the Father for all His gifts so freely bestowed upon us.

For the beauty and wonder of Your creation, in earth and sky and sea,

We thank You, Lord

For all that is gracious in the lives of men and women, revealing the image of Christ.

We thank You, Lord

For our daily food and drink, our homes and families, and our friends,

We thank You, Lord

For minds to think, and hearts to love, and hands to serve,

We thank You, Lord

For health and strength to work, and leisure to rest and play,

We thank You, Lord

For the brave and courageous, who are patient in suffering and faithful in adversity,

We thank You, Lord

For all valiant seekers after truth, liberty, and justice,

We thank You, Lord

For the communion of saints, in all times and places,

We thank You, Lord

Above all, we give You thanks for the great mercies and promises given to us in Christ Jesus our Lord;

To Him be praise and glory, with You, O Father, and the Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen.

-From the Book of Common Prayer

Community Prayer: Deacon Jeff Spencer

Evening Offering Offertory Doxology

Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Praise Him all creatures here below. Praise Him above, ye heavenly hosts. Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

Unison Prayer of Dedication:

We give your thanks, Lord. Thank you for your creation. Thank you for the faithful witness of your son, Jesus Christ. Thank you for the abundance that we experience in our lives. Thank you for all that you have given, are giving, and will continue to give. With thankful and grateful hearts, we give to you these offerings. Bless these gifts of thanksgiving. We pray in the name of the one who is, and who was, and who is to come. Amen.

-based on Revelation 1:4b-8

*Hymn of Benediction: #640 “Let All Things Now Living”



*Please stand if able

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