Saturday, November 22, 2008

Thanksgiving Day Liturgy

Here is the liturgy for our Thanksgiving Day service--Thursday, November 27th, at 10:00 a.m.

We Come With Thanksgiving in Our Hearts

Call to Worship
Invocation (concluded with corporate Lord's Prayer)
God's Greeting
Hymn of Praise:  "For the Beauty of the Earth" (#116, Red hymnal)

We Give Thanks for God's Creation and Gifts to Us

Scripture Reading:  Psalm 19:1-6
Psalm of Praise:  "The Heavens Declare Thy Glory" (#31, Blue hymnal)

We Give Thanks for Family and Society

Responsive Reading:  Psalm 127 (Red hymnal, p. 832)
Hymn of Praise:  "A Christian Home" (#719, Red hymnal)

We Give Thanks for the Church

Scripture Reading:  Psalm 48
Psalm of Praise:  "Within Thy Temple, Lord" (#89, Blue hymnal)
Offering:  Benevolence Fund

We Receive God's Word with Thankful Hearts

Scripture Reading:  Habakkuk 3:17-18
Sermon:  "My Chief Delight"
Psalm of Response:  "Be Thou My Vision" (#642, Red hymnal)
Doxology:  "O Come, My Soul, Bless Thou the Lord" (#6, Red hymnal) v. 5

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