8:20, 9:45 a.m. (Sanc) (MST) - First Pres Colorado Springs

SERVICE OF WORSHIP
THANKSGIVING SUNDAY
“He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him.”
Luke 17:16
* PRAYER OF PRAISE
John Goodale
**GREETINGS AND WELCOME
ORGAN PRAISE
“Thanksgiving Medley”. . . . . . . . . . . . . Held/Callahan
Marj Killick, Organ
INTROIT
“Thanksgiving” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Beck
Sanctuary Choir, Jim DeJarnette
CALL TO WORSHIP (based on Psalm 136)
Nancy Maffett
Leader: Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good.
People: His steadfast love endures forever.
Leader: Give thanks to Him who made the heavens and
the earth.
People: His steadfast love endures forever.
Leader: Give thanks to Him who brought us to salvation.
People: His steadfast love endures forever.
Leader: Come, let us worship God!
* HYMN OF PRAISE, No. 721
“Come, Ye Thankful People, Come”
Come, ye thankful people, come;
Raise the song of harvest home.
All is safely gathered in
Ere the winter storms begin.
God, our maker, doth provide
For our wants to be supplied;
Come to God’s own temple, come,
Raise the song of harvest home.
All the world is God’s own field,
Fruit unto His praise to yield;
Wheat and tares together sown,
Unto joy or sorrow grown.
First the blade, and then the ear,
Then the full corn shall appear,
Lord of harvest, grant that we
Wholesome grain and pure may be.
Even so, Lord, quickly come,
To Your final harvest home,
Gather all Your people in,
Free from sorrow, free from sin,
There, forever purified,
In Your presence to abide.
Come, with all Your angels, come,
Raise the glorious harvest home.
Words: Henry Alford; Public Domain; Tune: St. George’s Windsor
David Zuercher, Stephen Hock, Jim Crosbie, Trumpet
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CHILDREN’S SERMON (8:20)
Kathy Dobyns
EPISTLE LESSON
I Thessalonians 5:16-18, Page 1799
Katie Fowler
* SONG OF PRAISE
“Thanks”
Thanks, thanks, I give You thanks for all You’ve done.
I am so blessed, my soul is at rest,
O Lord, I give You thanks.
Words: Carroll McGruder; ©1987 Rex Nelon Music Co./BMI; CCLI #153004
Christine Sebby, Piano; James Bristow, Guitar;
Jay Hahn, Bass; Scott Barbier, Percussion
CALL TO CONFESSION
COMMUNITY PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Lord Jesus, You came that we might have life, and life to
the full! Your miracles abound in every aspect of our lives;
yet, we confess to not living fully, due to one thing we often lack – gratitude! In light of Your healing us in so many
ways, if only we would throw ourselves at Your feet saying,
“Thank you!” Forgive us for the emptiness we inject into
our relationship by just not saying, “Thank you.” You are
our all in all – in ways seen and unseen. Oh that we would
pursue relationship with You, with as much passion as You
have pursued relationship with us.
PRAYER OF PERSONAL CONFESSION
ASSURANCE OF GOD’S FORGIVENESS
RESPONSE
“Give Thanks”
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.
MINISTRY OF MUSIC
“A Celtic Thanksgiving”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Martin
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE / THE LORD’S PRAYER
* HYMN OF PREPARATION
“Thank You, Lord, My Sure Redeemer”
Thank you, Lord, my sure redeemer,
Thanks for all that You provide.
Thanks for storms You’ve helped us weather,
Thanks for all that You supply.
Thanks for pain and thanks for pleasure,
Thanks for comfort in despair.
Thanks for grace that none can measure,
Thanks for love beyond compare.
Thanks, O God, for boundless mercy
From Thy gracious throne above.
Thanks for ev’ry need provided
From the fullness of Thy love.
Thanks for daily toil and labour and
For rest when shadows fall.
Thanks for love of friend and neighbor
And Thy goodness unto all.
Thanks for roses by the wayside,
Thanks for thorns their stems contain!
Thanks for home and thanks for fireside,
Thanks for hope, that sweet refrain!
Thanks for joy and thanks for sorrow,
Thanks for heav’nly peace with Thee!
Thanks for hope today, tomorrow;
Thanks through all eternity!
Words: August Ludvig Storm; tr. Carl Backstrom; alt; Tune: Nettleton
SERMON
“Choosing Gratitude”
Luke 17:11-19
John Goodale
Give thanks!
Words: Henry Smith
© 1978 Integrity’s Hosanna! Music; CCLI #153004
OFFERINGS AND STATEMENTS OF GRATITUDE
HYMN OF THANKSGIVING, No. 14
“Now Thank We All Our God”
Now thank we all our God
With heart and hands and voices,
Who wondrous things has done,
In whom His world rejoices;
Who, from our mothers’ arms,
Has blessed us on our way
With countless gifts of love,
And still is ours today.
All praise and thanks to God
The Father now be given,
The Son, and Him who reigns
With them in highest heaven,
The one eternal God,
Whom earth and heav’n adore;
For thus it was, is now,
And shall be evermore.
Words: Martin Rinkart; tr. Catherine Winkworth
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune: Nun Danket Alle Gott
*BENEDICTION
POSTLUDE
“Now Thank We All Our God”. . . . . . . . . . . J.S. Bach
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* Congregation standing.
** Ushers will seat worshipers who are delayed here and during hymns.
Participating Ministers:­­­
Downtown Campus
8:20 – Nancy Maffett, Katie Fowler; John Goodale preaching
9:45 – Nancy Maffett, Katie Fowler; John Goodale preaching
9:45 FH – Amber Odvody; Nate Stratman preaching
11:10 – Amber Odvody; Nate Stratman preaching
Inn at Garden Plaza
10:15 – Deacon-led; John Goodale preaching (video)
Installed Pastors
Jennifer Holz, Senior Associate Executive Pastor
Katie Fowler, Associate Pastor for Missional Strategies
John Goodale, Associate Pastor of Caring Ministries
Amber Odvody, Associate Pastor for Small Communities
Nate Stratman, Assistant Pastor of Family Ministries
Other Regular Leaders in Worship
Jim DeJarnette, Minister of Music and Pastoral Care
Justin Anderson, Worship Leader
Matt Holtzman, Minister for Young Families
and Pastoral Care
Eunice McGarrahan, Supply Pastor for Discipleship
John Stevens, Pastor Emeritus
Volunteer Parish Associates
Parish Associates are ordained pastors who are
retired or working in ministries outside our congregation.
They serve us in teaching, pastoral care and worship leadership.
Chuck Adams
Dave Freehling
Rick Funk
Deborah Jenkins
Dan Jessup
Crissy Koons
Dale Linder
Nancy Maffett
Ruth Miller
Bob Mitchell
Ron Place
Ty Saltzgiver
Harry Sorensen
Vern Swim
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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
219 East Bijou Street • Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Need someone to pray for you today?
Stephen Ministers are available immediately
following today’s service at the front of Sanctuary.
Please call the Caring Ministries Office at 884-6145
with any requests for hospital visits.
If you have an immediate need on a weekend
or after hours, please call the church’s main number
at 884-6100 for on-call pastoral assistance.
November 23, 2014 | 8:20 & 9:45 a.m. Worship
PREPARE all GENERATIONS to IMPACT LIVES for CHRIST
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