CHRIST THE KING LUTHERAN CHURCH

THE LUTHERAN CHURCH - MISSOURI SYNOD

440 STONEVILLE RD.  485-4432

Pastor Thomsen                                                                                 Amanda Stacy, DCE

(906) 250-2132                                                                                   (402) 650-3132

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THANKSGIVING EVE

November 25, 2020               7:00 Worship Service

 

WELCOME & GREETINGS OF PEACE

 

OPENING HYMN: “10,000 Reasons”

Chorus   Bless the Lord, O my soul
  O my soul
  Worship His holy name
  Sing like never before
  O my soul
  I'll worship Your holy name

The sun comes up, it's a new day dawning

It's time to sing Your song again

Whatever may pass, and whatever lies before me

Let me be singing when the evening comes     Chorus

  You're rich in love, and You're slow to anger
  Your name is great, and Your heart is kind
  For all Your goodness I will keep on singing
  Ten thousand reasons for my heart to find       Chorus

And on that day when my strength is failing

The end draws near and my time has come

Still my soul will sing Your praise unending

Ten thousand years and then forevermore        Chorus

INVOCATION & OPENING SENTENCES

Pastor:       In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

People:     Amen.

Pastor:       Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good.

People:      His steadfast love endures forever.

Pastor:       He has created us together with all creatures.

People:      He has given us our bodies and souls, eyes, ears, and all our members.

Pastor:       He has given us our reason and all our senses and still takes care of them.

People:      He has given us clothing and shoes, food and drink, house and home.

Pastor:       He has given us our spouses and children, our land, animals, and all that we have.

People:      He richly and daily gives us all that we need to support our bodies and lives.

Pastor:       He defends us against all danger and guards and protects us from all evil.

People:      All this He does only out of fatherly, divine goodness and mercy, without any merit or worthiness in me.

Pastor:       For all this it is our duty to thank and praise, serve and obey Him.

People:      This is most certainly true.

CONFESSION & ABSOLUTION

Pastor:       I will go to the altar of God,

People:      to God my exceeding joy.

Pastor:       If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

People:      Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

Pastor:       Let us then confess our sins to God, our gracious Father.

People:      Almighty God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Creator of all things, we confess that we are indeed sinful. We have broken our fellowship with You and have turned away from one another in our thinking, speaking, and doing. We have done the evil You forbid and have not done the good You demand. We have not lived lives that are continuing expressions of gratitude. We do repent and are truly sorry for all of our sins. Have mercy on us because of Jesus, our Lord and the source of our salvation.

Grant that, by the working of the Holy Spirit, we live faithfully and with full thankfulness until that time when we rejoice together in Your eternal presence.

Pastor:       God has promised forgiveness to those who repent of their sins and turn to Him for grace. Therefore, as a called and ordained servant of my Lord Jesus Christ, I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. The Lord keep you steadfast in the Holy Spirit, lead you to greater faith and obedience, grant you a spirit of ongoing thankfulness, and finally bring you to live with Him forever, through Jesus Christ, our Lord.

People:      Amen.

 

SALUTATION

Pastor:       The Lord be with you.

People:      And also with you.

Pastor:       Let us pray.

 

PRAYER OF THE DAY

Pastor:       Almighty God, Your mercies are new every morning, and You graciously provide for all our needs of body and soul. Grant us Your Holy Spirit that we may acknowledge Your goodness, give thanks for Your benefits, and serve You in willing obedience all our days; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

People:      Amen.      

(Please be Seated)

 

OLD TESTAMENT READING:    Deuteronomy 8:110

Be careful to follow every command I am giving you today, so that you may live and increase and may enter and possess the land the Lord promised on oath to your ancestors. Remember how the Lord your God led you all the way in the wilderness these forty years, to humble and test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep his commands. He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your ancestors had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord. Your clothes did not wear out and your feet did not swell during these forty years. Know then in your heart that as a man disciplines his son, so the Lord your God disciplines you. Observe the commands of the Lord your God, walking in obedience to him and revering him. 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; a land with wheat and barley, vines and fig trees, pomegranates, olive oil and honey; 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.

Reader:     This is the Word of the Lord.

People:      Thanks be to God.

 

(Please Stand)

                                                                       

THE APOSTLES’ CREED

            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 Ghost, Born of the Virgin Mary; Suffered under Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hell; The third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; From thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; The holy Christian Church, the communion of saints; The forgiveness of sins; The resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.

 

HOLY GOSPEL:                  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.”

Pastor:       This is the Gospel of Our Lord.

People:     Praise to You, O Christ.

SERMON

 

PRAYERS OF THE CHURCH

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER

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.

 

BENEDICTION

Pastor:    The Lord bless you and keep you.

The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you.

The Lord look upon you with favor and give you peace.

People:   Amen.

 

CLOSING HYMN:  “Give Thanks”

Give thanks with a grateful heart, give thanks to the Holy One

Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ His Son.

Give thanks with a grateful heart, give thanks to the Holy One

Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ His Son.

And now let the weak say, “I am strong.”  Let the poor say, “I am rich.”

Because of what the Lord has done for us.         

And now let the weak say, “I am strong.”  Let the poor say, “I am rich.”

Because of what the Lord has done for us.         

Give thanks with a grateful heart, give thanks to the Holy One

Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ His Son.

Give thanks with a grateful heart, give thanks to the Holy One

Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ His Son.

And now let the weak say, “I am strong.”  Let the poor say, “I am rich.”

Because of what the Lord has done for us.         

And now let the weak say, “I am strong.”  Let the poor say, “I am rich.”

Because of what the Lord has done for us.         

Give thanks……….Give thanks

 

DISMISSAL 

Pastor:       Go in peace.  Serve the Lord.      

People:     Thanks be to God.