Christ Today: Say Thanks This Thanksgiving
SERVICE OF THANKSGIVING
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
“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)
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
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
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
Bless our lives and embrace us in your loving arms in Jesus
(Adapted from “Faith
Sharing & Thanksgiving by Lia Icaza-Willets)