11/25/2020 – Worship Order

Thanksgiving Eve Worship

PRELUDE

WELCOME

INVOCATION & PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING
All: Almighty God, your generous goodness comes to us new every day. By the work of your Spirit lead us to acknowledge your goodness, give thanks for your benefits, and serve you in willing obedience; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

OPENING SONG “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” ELW #858

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation!
O my soul, praise him, for he is your health and salvation!
Let all who hear now to his temple draw near,
joining in glad adoration!

Praise to the Lord, who o’er all things is wondrously reigning
and, as on wings of an eagle, uplifting, sustaining.
Have you not seen all that is needful has been
sent by his gracious ordaining?

Praise to the Lord, who will prosper your work and defend you;
surely his goodness and mercy shall daily attend you.
Ponder anew what the Almighty can do
if with his love he befriend you.

Praise to the Lord! Oh, let all that is in me adore him!
All that has life and breath, come now with praises before him!
Let the amen sound from his people again.
Gladly forever adore him!

Text: Joachim Neander, 1650-1680; tr. Catherine Winkworth, 1827-1878, alt.

CALL TO GIVE THANKS
Pastor: This is the day the Lord has made.
All: Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Pastor: Remember me, O Lord, when you show favor to your people, come to my aid when you save them; that I may enjoy the prosperity of your chosen ones.
All: O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his steadfast love endures forever.

Pastor: For he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.
All: O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his steadfast love endures forever.

Pastor: O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his steadfast love endures forever. Let Israel say:
All: His love endures forever.

Pastor: Let the house of Aaron say:
All: His love endures forever.

Pastor: Let those who fear the Lord say:
All: His love endures forever.

Pastor: Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.
All: His love endures forever.

Song  “For the Fruit of all Creation”  ELW #679 v. 1

For the fruit of all creation,
thanks be to God.
For these gifts to ev’ry nation,
thanks be to God.
For the plowing, sowing, reaping,
silent growth while we are sleeping,
future needs in earth’s safekeeping,
thanks be to God.

Text: Fred Pratt Green, 1903-2000 | Text © 1970 Hope Publishing Company, Carol Stream, IL 60188. All rights reserved. Used by permission. Duplication in any form prohibited without permission or valid license from copyright administrator. Permission to reprint/podcast/stream the music in this service obtained from One License with license # A-715139.

READING: 2 Corinthians 9:6-15

6The point is this: the one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. 7Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 8And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work. 9As it is written,

“He scatters abroad, he gives to the poor;
his righteousness endures forever.”

10He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. 11You will be enriched in every way for your great generosity, which will produce thanksgiving to God through us; 12for the rendering of this ministry not only supplies the needs of the saints but also overflows with many thanksgivings to God. 13Through the testing of this ministry you glorify God by your obedience to the confession of the gospel of Christ and by the generosity of your sharing with them and with all others, 14while they long for you and pray for you because of the surpassing grace of God that he has given you. 15Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!

The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Song  –  “For the Fruit of all Creation”  ELW # 679 v. 2

In the just reward of labor,
God’s will is done.
In the help we give our neighbor,
God’s will is done.
In our worldwide task of caring
for the hungry and despairing,
in the harvests we are sharing,
God’s will is done.

GOSPEL: Luke 17:11-19

The holy gospel according to Luke.

11On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. 12As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him. Keeping their distance, 13they called out, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” 14When he saw them, he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were made clean. 15Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice. 16He prostrated himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him. And he was a Samaritan. 17Then Jesus asked, “Were not ten made clean? But the other nine, where are they? 18Was none of them found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” 19Then he said to him, “Get up and go on your way; your faith has made you well.”

The gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ.

Song  –  “For the Fruit of all Creation”  ELW # 679 v. 3

For the harvests of the Spirit,
thanks be to God.
For the good we all inherit,
thanks be to God.
For the wonders that astound us,
for the truths that still confound us,
most of all, that love has found us,
thanks be to God.

SERMON  Pastor  Erika R. Nilsen

PRAYERS OF THE CHURCH –
Lord Listen to Your Children Praying”  ELW #752

P:  Lord listen to your children praying . . .
C: Send us love, send us pow’r, send us grace.

SHARING CHRIST’S PEACE

HOLY COMMUNION

Words of Institution

Lord’s Prayer
Gathered into one by the Holy Spirit, let us pray as Jesus taught us.
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.

THANKSGIVING SONG

Prayer after Communion

BENEDICTION
Pastor: The love of God who created you, the mercy of + Jesus Christ who died for you, and the power of the Holy Spirit who strengthens you, keep you at one with all the faithful, living and departed, and remain with you now and forever.
All: Amen.

CLOSING SONG   “Now Thank We All Our God” ELW #840

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.

Text: Martin Rinkhart, 1586-1649; tr. Catherine Winkworth, 1827-1878. Public Domain

DISMISSAL
Pastor: Go in peace. Christ is with you.
All: Thanks be to God.