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Welcome to trinity Sharing In God’s love
HARVEST THANKSGIVING 22nd September, 2013
Service with Communion The Service – Sing the Feast (ChatawaySetting)
Opening sentence M: The eyes of all look to you, Lord, C: and you give them their food at the proper time. (Psalm 145:15 NRSV)
PREPARATION M: In the name of the Father and of the Son † and of the Holy Spirit. C: Amen
Hymn We sing our opening hymn: We praise you, O God, our redeemer, creator; LHS 887 CAL 293 Julia C. Cory 1882-1963, alt.
We praise you, O God, our redeemer, creator; 1. We praise you, O God, our redeemer, creator; in grateful devotion our tribute we bring. We lay it before you, we kneel and adore you; we bless your holy name, glad praises we sing.
We praise you, O God, our redeemer, creator; 2. We worship you, God of our fathers, we bless you; through trial and tempest our guide you have been. When perils o’ertake us, you will not forsake us, and with your help, O Lord, our struggles we win.
We praise you, O God, our redeemer, creator; 3. With voices united our praises we offer and gladly our songs of thanksgiving we raise. With you, Lord, beside us, your strong arm will guide us; to you, our great redeemer, for ever be praise! †
CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTION M: Friends in Christ let us confess our sins to God our Father and ask him in the name of our Lord Jesus to forgive us.
CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTION C: We confess that we are born in bondage to sin And cannot free ourselves. We have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, By what we have done And by what we have failed to do.»
CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTION We have not loved you with our whole heart, And we have not loved our neighbor as ourselves. We deserve your eternal punishment. »
CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTION For the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, Have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, to the glory of your holy name. Amen.
CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTION M: I ask each of you in the presence of God who searches the heart: Do you confess that you have sinned, and do you repent of your sins? C: I do.
CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTION M: Do you believe that Jesus Christ has redeemed you from all your sins, and do you desire forgiveness in his name? C: I do.
CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTION M: Do you intend with the help of the Holy Spirit to live as in God’s presence, and to strive daily to lead a holy life, even as Christ has made you holy? C: I do.
CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTION As a called and ordained servant of the word, I announce the grace of God to all of you. On behalf of my Lord Jesus Christ, and by his command, I forgive the sins of all of you who repent and believe, in the name of the Father and of the Son † and of the Holy Spirit. C: Amen.
♫ Lord Have Mercy C: ♫ Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
♫ HYMN OF ADORATION: GLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST C: ♫ Glory to God in the highest, and peace to God's people on earth. Lord God, heavenly king, almighty God and Father, we worship you, we give you thanks, we praise you for your glory.
♫ Glory to God : 2 Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, Lord God, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world: have mercy on us; you are seated at the right hand of the Father: receive our prayer.
♫ Glory to God : 3 For you alone are the holy one, you alone are the Lord, you alone are the most high, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father. Amen.
GREETING M: The Lord be with you. C: And also with you.
PRAYER OF THE DAY M: Let us pray. C: Lord God, heavenly Father, we thank you that you have again shown your kindness by giving us the fruits of the earth in their seasons. Help us to use them rightly, to your glory, for our own wellbeing, and for the relief of those in need.
PRAYER OF THE DAY We ask this through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
FIRST READING R: The first reading for Harvest Thanksgiving Day is written in Chapter twenty six of Deuteronomy beginning at verse one. Deuteronomy 26:1-11 CEV First fruits presented to the Lord
Deuteronomy 26:1-11 Moses said to Israel • The LORD is giving you the land, and soon you will conquer it, settle down, 2and plant crops.
Deuteronomy 26:1-11 And when you begin harvesting each of your crops, the very first things you pick must be put in a basket. Take them to the place where the LORD your God chooses to be worshiped, 3and tell the priest,
Deuteronomy 26:1-11 "Long ago the LORD our God promised our ancestors that he would give us this land. And today, I thank him for keeping his promise and giving me a share of the land." 4The priest will take the basket and set it in front of the LORD'S altar.
Deuteronomy 26:1-11 5Then, standing there in front of the place of worship, you must pray: My ancestor was homeless, an Aramean who went to live in Egypt. There were only a few in his family then, but they became great and powerful, a nation of many people.
Deuteronomy 26:1-11 6The Egyptians were cruel and had no pity on us. They mistreated our people and forced us into slavery. 7We called out for help to you, the LORD God of our ancestors. You heard our cries; you knew we were in trouble and abused.
Deuteronomy 26:1-11 8Then you terrified the Egyptians with your mighty miracles and rescued us from Egypt. 9You brought us here and gave us this land rich with milk and honey. 10Now, LORD, I bring to you the best of the crops that you have given me.
Deuteronomy 26:1-11 After you say these things, place the basket in front of the LORD'S altar and bow down to worship him. 11Then you and your family must celebrate by eating a meal at the place of worship to thank the LORD your God for giving you such a good harvest.
Deuteronomy 26:1-11 And remember to invite the Levites and the foreigners who live in your town. This is the Word of the Lord. C: Thanks be to God.
Psalm 100CEV R: The Psalm is Psalm 100 1Shout praises to the LORD, everyone on this earth. C: 2Be joyful and sing as you come in to worship the LORD!
Psalm 100CEV R: 3You know the LORD is God! He created us, and we belong to him; We are his people, the sheep in his pasture. C: 4Be thankful and praise the LORD as you enter his temple.
Psalm 100CEV R: 5The LORD is good! His love and faithfulness will last forever. C: Glory to the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit As it was in the beginning is now and will be forever. Amen.
SECOND READING R: The second reading is written in Chapter four of Philippians beginning at verse four. Philippians 4:4-9 CEV Rejoice in the Lord always
Philippians 4:4-9 4Always be glad because of the Lord! I will say it again: Be glad 5Always be gentle with others. The Lord will soon be here. 6Don't worry about anything, but pray about everything. With thankful hearts offer up your prayers and requests to God.
Philippians 4:4-9 7Then, because you belong to Christ Jesus, God will bless you with peace that no one can completely understand. And this peace will control the way you think and feel.
Philippians 4:4-9 8Finally, my friends, keep your minds on whatever is true, pure, right, holy, friendly, and proper. Don't ever stop thinking about what is truly worthwhile and worthy of praise.
Philippians 4:4-9 9You know the teachings I gave you, and you know what you heard me say and saw me do. So follow my example. And God, who gives peace, will be with you. This is the Word of the Lord. C: Thanks be to God.
GOSPEL M: The Holy Gospel is written in Chapter six of the Gospel according to St. John beginning at verse twenty five. C: Glory be to You O Lord. John 6:25-35 CEV The food that lasts
John 6:25-35 25They found him on the west side of the lake and asked, "Rabbi, when did you get here?”
John 6:25-35 26Jesus answered, "I tell you for certain that you are not looking for me because you saw the miracles,but because you ate all the food you wanted. 27Don't work for food that spoils. Work for food that gives eternal life. The Son of Man will give you this food, because God the Father has given him the right to do so.”
John 6:25-35 28"What exactly does God want us to do?" the people asked. 29Jesus answered, "God wants you to have faith in the one he sent.“