Service of Thanksgiving


ORDER OF SERVICE

Centering chimes

Lighting of the solidarity lamp
–Symbolic of our Sister Church relationship with El Divino Redentor

Prelude – “Now thank we all our God” by Sigfrid Karg-Elert

Call to worship

Shout out to the LORD, all the earth,
Worship the Lord in rejoicing, come before God in glad song.

Know that the Lord is God, the One who made us.
We are God’s people and the flock God tends.

Come into the gates of the LORD with thanksgiving, enter the sanctuary of God’s love with praise.
Give thanks and bless the name of the LORD.

For the Lord is good,
God’s steadfast love endures forever,

God’s faithfulness lasts from generation to generation.

Hymnal #99 – We praise thee, O God

Welcome & prayer

Virtual Passing the Peace (break-out groups)

Hymnal #105 -Christ, we do all adore thee

 Children’s story
– Song “Let the children come to me”
– The Children’s Fall/Winter offering benefits Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) as it celebrates its centennial year in 2020. All households are invited to set out a basket and gather an offering weekly. Donations may be sent to the FMC office at any time or can be made online (select children’s offering in “To” box)

Scripture – Ezekiel 34:11-16; 20-24 & Ephesians 1:15-23

Sermon

Green songbook #80 – Christ be near at hand

Congregational sharing & prayer

Meditative music – “On a folk song” arr by Joseph Martin

In the absence of a weekly offering collection, reflect on how you are practicing and receiving generosity. Consider giving to First Mennonite Church by mailing a check, giving through your bank, or giving online.

Work of the church

Green songbook #73 – The Lord lift you up

Benediction


Worship Leader – Pastor Michael
Sermon
& sharing – Pastor Deb
Prelude &
Meditation music – Jan Kellogg
Hymns – Cindy Breeze
Children’s Storyteller – Bruce Miller
Scripture – Mary Krick