I know it’s Monday. I apologize. My usual excuse is caregiving duties – which did play a role Sunday – but also a fast-moving front of rapid barometric pressure changes brought a sensation of head implosion with suddenly swollen sinuses. Life in the Ohio Valley, a little strip of residential land between hills.
We had a lovely Thanksgiving community service with mmore than a half-dozen churches participating in either readings, sermon, choirs, organ music, acolytes, leading prayers or confession, or simply in attendance.
Prelude: We Gather Together [Evan Becker]
Welcome and Call to Worship
Opening Hymn: Come, Ye Thankful People, Come [St George Windsor]
Call to Confession and Silent Confession
Prayer of Confession
Assurance of Pardon
Scripture Reading: Psalm 100
Sermon Hymn: Let All Things Now Living [Ash Grove]
Litany of Thanksgiving
Anthem: For the Beauty of the Earth [Arr John Rutter]
Call for the Offering
Offertory: We Gather Together [Healy Willan]
Closing Hymn: Now Thank We All Our God [Nun Danket Alle Gott]
Closing Voluntary: Fugue in G Minor [Nicholas Bruhns]