November 25 Thanksgiving Eve Midweek Service

Click HERE to see a copy of the service on YouTube. Click HERE to listen to an audio of the service (apologies that the beginning of the service was not included).

Sermon: “We Need to Give Thanks”

Theme: The work of giving thanks enables us to be in alignment with the gifts that we receive without envy or greed.

Purpose: We will review the practice of Thanksgiving.

Scriptures: Deuteronomy 8:7-18 The act of giving thanks to God and giving the first fruits.
Luke 17:11-19 The Leper who returned to give thanks to Jesus.

What difference does the practice of giving thanks make in our lives? How does giving thanks change our perspective on the troubles and challenges we face? How does giving thanks change how we feel about the quality of life we live? What are the dangers and pitfalls of a life that does not know gratitude? What difference did returning and giving thanks make to the
Samaritan leper? What did that act say about the difference between the Jewish lepers and the Samaritan? How should we practice our thanksgiving?

Description for Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday November 25, 2020

Scripture is read from NRSV Bible (New Revised Standard Version)

Permission to podcast/stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE, License #A-730666 and CCLI Streaming License CSPL069066. All Rights reserved.

Prelude: a portion of “Now Thank We all Our God” 1st Movement   by Sigfrid Karg-Elert

Song: Glory to God Hymnal #658 “God is So Good”

TEXT: Anon.


Giving Thanks (Video)                                                                      Contributions of Thanks
from members of First Presbyterian Church, FDL, WI

Special Music“Give Thanks”                                                                   Violin Solo by Jaeda R.

Hymn: “Now Thank We All Our God”                                            FDL Ecumenical Choir, 2017

TEXT: Martin Rinkart, c. 1636; trans. Catherine Winkworth, 1858, alt.

MUSIC (NUN DANKET ALLE GOTT Johann Crüger, 1647; harm. Felix Mendelssohn, 1840

Liturgist: Debra Harrison

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