Thanksgiving Service

Thanksgiving Service

Thanksgiving 
One day out of the year, our nation pauses to reflect on its blessings. On this public holiday, we give thanks for material blessings such as food and clothing, yet during the holiday season we can focus so much on the blessings that we forget about the one who gives the blessings. Tonight in word and song we highlight five psalms of thanksgiving. Each psalmist thanks God not merely for what he gives, but more importantly, for who he is. That same focus shapes our thanksgiving today. 

OPENING HYMN OF THANKS O Lord of Nations | 785 (1-4,7) \
OPENING RESPONSES 
SONG OF PRAISE Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow | 334 
PRAYER OF THE DAY
Psalms of Thanksgiving 
FIRST PSALM Psalm 100 
SECOND PSALM Psalm 118
THIRD PSALM Psalm 106:1-5, 47-48 
FOURTH PSALM Psalm 9:1-2, 7-10, 17-20 
HYMN OF THE DAY Now Thank We All Our God | 610
DEVOTION: FIFTH PSALM Psalm 136:1-9, 23-26 
CONFESSION OF FAITH 
THANK OFFERING 
WORDS OF INSTITUTION 
O CHRIST, LAMB OF GOD
DISTRIBUTION 
DISTRIBUTION HYMN Praise to God, Immortal Praise | 612 
DISTRIBUTION HYMN Come, You Thankful People, Come | 613
DISTRIBUTION HYMN We Thank You for Your Blessings | 615 
PRAYER OF THE CHURCH 
LORD’S PRAYER 
CHOIR May the Lord Bless You
CLOSING HYMN For the Fruit of His Creation | 611