Wednesday November 25 program

DATE: Wednesday, November 25
TIME: 12 noon

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*OPENING HYMN: #694 “Come Ye Thankful People, Come” (verses 1-4) (Toni Hostoski)

Speak to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord,
Give thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone.  We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.  We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.  For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your name. Amen.

LORD HAVE MERCY (Schubert) (Pastor Phil)


FIRST READING (Maryanne Karner)
Deuteronomy 8:7-18
For the LORD your God is bringing you into a good land—a land with brooks, streams, and deep springs gushing out into the valleys and hills; 8 a land with wheat and barley, vines and fig trees, pomegranates, olive oil and honey; 9 a land where bread will not be scarce and you will lack nothing; a land where the rocks are iron and you can dig copper out of the hills. 10 When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the LORD your God for the good land he has given you. 11 Be careful that you do not forget the LORD your God, failing to observe his commands, his laws and his decrees that I am giving you this day. 12 Otherwise, when you eat and are satisfied, when you build fine houses and settle down, 13 and when your herds and flocks grow large and your silver and gold increase and all you have is multiplied, 14 then your heart will become proud and you will forget the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. 15 He led you through the vast and dreadful wilderness, that thirsty and waterless land, with its venomous snakes and scorpions. He brought you water out of hard rock. 16 He gave you manna to eat in the wilderness, something your ancestors had never known, to humble and test you so that in the end it might go well with you. 17 You may say to yourself, “My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me.” 18 But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today.
Reader:  The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

*PSALTER #853 – Psalm 138 (Maryanne Karner) (sung response – Toni Hostoski)


SECOND READING (Maryanne Karner)
I Corinthians 1: 3-9
4 I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. 5 For in him you have been enriched in every way—with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge— 6 God thus confirming our testimony about Christ among you. 7 Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed. 8 He will also keep you firm to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Reader:  The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

ALLELLUIA #486 (Maryanne Karner) (Pastor Phil will sing)
Rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Chris for you.

*GOSPEL (Pastor Phil)
Luke 17:11-19
11 Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. 12 As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance 13 and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!” 14 When he saw them, he said, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleansed. 15 One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. 16 He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan. 17 Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? 18 Has no one returned to give praise to God except this foreigner?” 19 Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.”
Reader:  The Gospel of the Lord.  Praise be to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

HYMN #102 “Now Thank We All Our God” (verses 1 and 2) (Toni Hostoski)


I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth.
And in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried; the third day he rose from the dead;
he ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of the God Father Almighty.
from thence he shall come again to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

HYMN #131 “We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing” (verses 1 and 2) (Toni Hostoski)

GREAT THANKSGIVING (pp. 20-22) (Toni Hostoski)


LAMB OF GOD (Schubert) (Pastor Phil)

(For those who are listening in, we invite you to receive “spiritually,” by praying:   “Father, I pray, that I might be more closely spiritually united to your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, Amen.”)

COMMUNION HYMN #97 “For the Fruits of this Creation” (all verses) (sung to the melody of #688) (Pastor Phil)


*CLOSING HYMN #2008 “Let All Things Now Living” (Toni Hostoski)