Bulletin: October 9, 2011

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Worship Leader: Robert Smith

The Gathering of God’s People

Welcome

Announcements

Call To Worship:

L. Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good.

P. His love endures forever.

L. Give thanks to the God of Gods.

P. His love endures forever.

L. Give thanks to the Lord of Lords:

P. His love endures forever.

L. To Him who alone does great wonders.

P. His love endures forever.

L. Give thanks to the God of heaven.

P. His love endures forever.

Opening Prayer

Candle Lighting:

L. We light this candle remembering that Jesus Christ

is the light of the world and the center of our worship.

P. Jesus said: “I am the light of the world.”

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Hymn VU #516: “Come, You Thankful People, Come.

Call to Worship continues:

L. This is a good day.

P. A day to remember the blessings in our lives.

L. A day to affirm the goodness of life.

P. To give thanks for the goodness of life.

L. Come celebrate the wondrous bounty God has provided.

P. Come celebrate the presence of the creator.

All: We are open, as we worship, to your voice as you speak. Amen.

Children’s Time:

Hymn MV #185: “Every Day Is a Day of Thanksgiving”

The Scriptures Speak to Us

Scripture:

Deuteronomy 8: 7 - 18

Psalms 65 (VU #782)

II Corinthians 9: 6 - 8

Luke 17: 11 – 19

Choir Anthem: “Thank you, Lord”

Arranged by Besig

Reflection: “I am truly thankful, and you?

Hymn VU #236: “Now Thank We All Our God”

God Invites Us To Respond

Offertory:

Presentation of our Offerings,

Choir: “Offering”

“We Give Thanks”

1. We give you thanks O God for these gifts.

Refrain – We give you thanks, we give you thanks.

2. We give you thanks for blessings many. (refrain)

3. We give you thanks for gift of sharing (refrain)

Words & music by Gladys Jack

Offertory Prayer:

Pastoral Prayer (Silent Prayer & Lord’s Prayer VU #959)

Commissioning and Benediction:

Choral Benediction:

Amen! Amen!

Hallelujah, Amen.

Postlude