Greeting and Welcome
Grateful hearts give thanks at all times and for all blessings! As the people of God, we give thanks for the each other, we give thanks for our church, we give thanks for our nation and for believers all around the world.
Call to Worship
We gather to give thanks this day.
We join each other in glad thanksgiving.
We give thanks to God for his amazing grace.
We acknowledge the blessings in our own lives.
Let us rejoice together and give thanks.
Let us worship God, giver of blessings and life!
Generous God, you have brought us into this land with flowing streams, valleys and hills, fertile plains and majestic mountains. We give you thanks for the beauty of this land where we are free to worship you. We give thanks for your church, and for believers all around the world. Amen.
Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart UMH 160
Joys and Concerns
2 Corinthians 9:8-11 CEB
Give Thanks TFWS 2036
Prayer of Confession
Merciful God, you bless us with gifts that are uniquely our own. We yearn to live with gratitude for all that you have done for us. Forgive us when we fail to be grateful and we fail to see your blessings in our everyday lives. Help us see each other with gratitude, that we might be your loving presence in the world. Amen.
Words of Assurance
There is greatness in the power of God for those who believe!
In the name of Jesus Christ, we are forgiven!
Thanks be to God!
2 Corinthians 9:12-15 CEB
“Grateful hearts give thanks!”
Rev. Ileana Rosario
Let All Things Now Living TFWS 2008
We go into the world with thankful hearts.
We go forth to seek justice and love mercy.
We go to proclaim the tender mercies of our God.