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Thanksgiving Service
Pam Smith
Pam Smith
Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Thanksgiving Service

November 24, 2021



     Give Thanks      Grace Worship Band


     Now Thank We All Our God      Harold Wright
          ELW 839

Now thank we all our God
with hearts and hands and voices,
who wondrous things has done,
in whom this 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 all in grace,
and guide us when perplexed,
and free us from all harm
in this world and the next.

All praise and thanks to God
the Father now be given,
the Son, and Spirit blest,
who reign in highest heaven,
the one eternal God,
whom earth and heav'n adore;
for thus it was, is now,
and shall be evermore.


 1Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth.
 2Worship the LORD with gladness;
 come into his presence with singing.
 3Know that the LORD is God.
 It is he that made us, and we are his;
 we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
 4Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
 and his courts with praise.
 Give thanks to him, bless his name.
 5For the LORD is good;
 his steadfast love endures forever,
 and his faithfulness to all generations.


     Luther's Morning Prayer      Riley King

READING   Matthew 6:25-33

25"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life? 28And why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, 29yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these. 30But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you — you of little faith? 31Therefore do not worry, saying, 'What will we eat?' or 'What will we drink?' or 'What will we wear?' 32For it is the Gentiles who strive for all these things; and indeed your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.


     A Thanksgiving Prayer      Grace Choir



     Before You Lord We Bow      Harold Wright
          ELW 893

Before you, Lord, we bow,
our God who reigns above
and rules the world below
with boundless pow'r and love.
Our thanks we bring 
in joy and praise, 
our hearts we raise,
to you we sing!

May ev'ry mountain height,
each vale and forest green,
shine forth in wisdom's light,
and its rich fruits be seen!
May ev'ry tongue 
be tuned to praise
and join to raise 
a grateful song.

Earth, hear your maker's voice;
your great redeemer own;
believe, obey, rejoice,
and worship God alone.
Cast down your pride, 
your sin deplore,
and bow before 
the Crucified.

And when in pow'r he comes,
oh, then may ev'ry land
from all its rending tombs
send forth a glorious band,
a countless throng, 
with joy to sing
to heav'n's high king 
salvation's song!

God Bless Our Native Land, Music: Thesaurus Musicus, London, 1744. Public domain.

Give Thanks, Text and music: Henry Smith, Text and music copy; 1978 Integrity's Hosanna! Music. Reprinted and/or streamed with permission under OneLicense #A-722274.  All rights reserved.

Now Thank We All Our God, Text: Martin Rinkhart, 1586-1649; tr. Catherine Winkworth, 1827-1878. Music: Johann Crüger 1598-1662.  Public domain.

Luther's Morning Prayer, Text: Martin Luther, 1483-1546, alt. Public domain.  Music: Tim Jacobsmeyer, © 2017 Tim Jacobsmeyer, Used by permission.

A Thanksgiving Prayer, Text: Nancy Price and Don Besig. Music: Don Besig. © 1984 Harold Flammer, Inc. admin. Shawnee Press, Inc. Reprinted and/or streamed with permission under OneLicense #A-722274.  All rights reserved.

Before You Lord We Bow, Text: Francis Scott Key, 1779-1843, alt. Music: John Darwell, 1731-1789. Public domain.