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Offering Christ Today: Say Thanks This Thanksgiving

SERVICE OF THANKSGIVING

WEDNESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 26, 2014, 7:00 P.M.
ST. FRANCIS EPISCOPAL CHURCH

“We will recount to generations to come the praiseworthy deeds and the power of the LORD, and the wonderful works he has done.” (Psalm 78:4)

Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise; give thanks to him and call upon his Name. (Psalm 100: 3)

FAITH SHARING AND THANKSGIVING

“The Thanksgiving Holiday is a time for sharing love with family and friends. It is also a great time to share your faith. You can make this Thanksgiving Day a very special day by sharing prayers with your family and friends.”(Lia Icaza-Willetts)

THANKSGIVING PRAYER

Loving God, we thank you for this day.
We thank you for each person gathered here.
We remember those who could not be with us today. …
We pray for your blessing upon our family and friends, upon this table, and upon our conversation.
Bless the food that we eat and bless our lives that we may grow closer to you every day of our lives.
Fill our hearts with love, forgiveness, and understanding for one another.
On this Thanksgiving Day, we remember the poor and the needy.
We pray for your mercy and love to surround them.
Help us to reach out to those in need and to offer a loving hand.
Help us to accept one another as Christ accepted us.
In the name of Jesus, we pray as Jesus taught us to pray (Lord’s Prayer).

BLESSING

Loving God, we pray for your blessing upon our families and friends.
Bless all who are in need of shelter, food, and love on this day.
Bless our lives and embrace us in your loving arms in Jesus name.
AMEN.

(Adapted from “Faith Sharing & Thanksgiving by Lia Icaza-Willets)

Our Mission Statement

As a Christian community, we seek to share the Gospel by welcoming all people, nurturing them through Word and Sacrament, and equipping God's people to serve others in Christ's name.

St. Francis Episcopal Church
P.O. Box 11406
503 Forest Hill Dr.
Goldsboro, NC 27532
Voice: 919-735-9845
Fax: 919-735-9893
E-mail:
parish@stfrancisgoldsboro.org
Our church is completely
handicapped accessible.

The Reverend Doug Culton, Priest-in-Charge,
may be reached by e-mail at parish@stfrancisgoldsboro.org or call the Parish Office.

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