OCTOBER 8, 2017 THANKSGIVING SUNDAY

Preacher:  Reverend Alice Szemők

Music Ministry:  David and Clare Young

Greeters:  Ray & Lois McNeill

Counters:  Penne Buckley and Grace LeFloch

Technical support: Earle Howe, Edward Gilks, David Watling

Today’s Service

(* Indicates when to stand, if you are able.)

DEEP BLUE SONG

CALL TO WORSHIP:   Jenna Grant

This is a time for giving thanks;

a time to be mindful of the good that encircles us.

Thank you, God, for all you have given us!

Friends and family encourage and care,

and this community shows us God’s loving ways.

Thank you, God, for all you have given us!

We find a home in God’s creation

and the earth gives us good food to make us grow.

Thank you, God, for all you have given us!

The seasons change.

Sunshine comes and goes, yet your loving care for us is eternal.

Thank you, God, for all you have given us!

GREETING

SUNDAY SCHOOL ANTHEM  “Let’s Go Down to the River”

ANNOUNCEMENTS

* INTROIT “He Has Made Me Glad”

OPENING PRAYER:  Rowyn Jardine

This morning, Lord, we want everything to be for your glory.

We want our thoughts, our words, our songs,

our church, our community, our resources, our time, our lives: all to be for you.

Everything ours is yours and we come together to declare this to be so, on this holy day of thanksgiving. Bless our time together with your holy presence, Amen.

* HYMN “Thank You Lord”

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION:  Christopher Estey

God our Father, thank you for listening to us no matter how young or how old we are.

Thank you for sending Jesus, who teaches us how to pray.  We know that you always listen to us, help us to listen to you today.  Amen.

SCRIPTURE Joshua 4:4-7 Sydney Murray

ANTHEM “My Heart is Filled”

SERMON Thanksgiving Reminders

PASTORAL PRAYER

LORD’S PRAYER

* OFFERING HYMN “We Bring a Sacrifice”

DEDICATION:  Matthew Murray

We give our offering hopefully, hoping that you can use these gifts, hoping that these gifts can further your kingdom, hoping that your kingdom will come.  Your kingdom, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Amen.

BLESSING OF THE PRAYER SHAWLS AND BAPTISMAL BLANKETS

BENEDICTION

* CLOSING HYMN “Days of Elijah”

BIBLE VERSE TO MEMORIZE THIS WEEK

In the future your children will ask you, ‘What do these stones mean?’ Then you can tell them, ‘They remind us that the Jordan River stopped flowing when the Ark of the Lord’s Covenant went across.’ These stones will stand as a memorial among the people of Israel forever.” (Joshua 4:6-7 NLT)