Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Service of the Word for Thanksgiving: Tuesday, November 22, 7:30 p.m.

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Service of the Word

Day of Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 22, 2022, 7:30 p.m.




(All Creatures of Our God and King)  -  Charles Callahan



WHymn             Green LBW 171                Rejoice, the Lord is King!

1      Rejoice, the Lord is king!

        Your Lord and king adore;

        rejoice, give thanks, and sing,

        and triumph evermore:



        Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;

        rejoice, again I say, rejoice!


2      Our Savior Jesus reigns,

        the God of truth and love;

        when he had purged our stains,

        he took his seat above:  Refrain


3      His kingdom cannot fail;

        he rules o’er earth and heav’n;

        the keys of death and hell

        are to our Jesus giv’n:  Refrain


4     He sits at God’s right hand

        till all his foes submit

        and bow to his command

        and fall beneath his feet:  Refrain


Text: Charles Wesley, 1707-1788, alt. 

Blessed are you, O Lord our God, king of the universe,

  for in your wisdom you have formed us.


You feed the hungry and clothe the naked.

  We bless you and praise your name forever.


You set free those who are bound.

  We bless you and praise your name forever.


You raise up those whose courage falters.

  We bless you and praise your name forever.


You provide for our every need.

  Accept our grateful praises.


You have called us from all peoples.

  We rejoice and bless your name forever.


You bless your people with peace.

  We bless you and praise your loving grace.


Blessed are you, O Lord our God, king of the universe,

  for in your wisdom you have formed us.


God has made us his people through our Baptism into Christ.

Living together in trust and hope, we confess our faith.


I believe in God, the Father almighty,

                creator of heaven and earth.


I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.

                He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit

                                and born of the virgin Mary.

                He suffered under Pontius Pilate,

                                was crucified, died, and was buried.

                He descended into hell.

                On the third day he rose again.

                He ascended into heaven,

                                and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

                He will come again to judge the living and the dead.


I believe in the Holy Spirit,

                the holy catholic Church,

                the communion of saints,

                the forgiveness of sins,

                the resurrection of the body,

                and the life everlasting. Amen



The Lord be with you.

  And also with you.


Almighty God, our Father, your generous goodness comes to us new every day.  By the work of your Spirit lead us to acknowledge your goodness, give thanks for your benefits, and serve you in willing obedience; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.




FIRST READING: Deuteronomy 26:1-11


1When you have come into the land that the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance to possess, and you possess it, and settle in it, 2you shall take some of the first of all the fruit of the ground, which you harvest from the land that the Lord your God is giving you, and you shall put it in a basket and go to the place that the Lord your God will choose as a dwelling for his name. 3You shall go to the priest who is in office at that time, and say to him, “Today I declare to the Lord your God that I have come into the land that the Lord swore to our ancestors to give us.” 4When the priest takes the basket from your hand and sets it down before the altar of the Lord your God, 5you shall make this response before the Lord your God: “A wandering Aramean was my ancestor; he went down into Egypt and lived there as an alien, few in number, and there he became a great nation, mighty and populous. 6When the Egyptians treated us harshly and afflicted us, by imposing hard labor on us, 7we cried to the Lord, the God of our ancestors; the Lord heard our voice and saw our affliction, our toil, and our oppression. 8The Lord brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, with a terrifying display of power, and with signs and wonders; 9and he brought us into this place and gave us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey. 10So now I bring the first of the fruit of the ground that you, O Lord, have given me.” You shall set it down before the Lord your God and bow down before the Lord your God. 11Then you, together with the Levites and the aliens who reside among you, shall celebrate with all the bounty that the Lord your God has given to you and to your house.


The Word of the Lord.                                                                                                  

  Thanks be to God.


WHymn      Green LBW 245    All People That on Earth do Dwell


1      All people that on earth do dwell,

        sing to the Lord with cheerful voice;

        him serve with mirth, his praise forth tell;

        come ye before him and rejoice.


2      Know that the Lord is God indeed;

        without our aid he did us make.

        We are his folk, he doth us feed,

        and for his sheep he doth us take.


3      Oh, enter then his gates with praise;

        approach with joy his courts unto;

        praise, laud, and bless his name always,

        for it is seemly so to do.


4     For why? The Lord our God is good:

        His mercy is forever sure;

        his truth at all times firmly stood,

        and shall from age to age endure.


5      To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,

        the God whom heav'n and earth adore,

        from us and from the angel host

        be praise and glory evermore.


Text: William Kethe, d. c. 1594

SECOND READING: Philippians 4:4-9


4Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. 5Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. 6Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
8Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. 9Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you.


The Word of the Lord.                  

  Thanks be to God.





WHymn            Green LBW 527              All Creatures of Our God and King


1      All creatures of our God and King,

        Lift up your voice with us and sing:

        Alleluia! Alleluia!

        O burning sun with golden beam

        And silver moon with softer gleam:



        Oh, praise him! Oh, praise him!

        Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!


2      O rushing wind and breezes soft,

        O clouds that ride the wind aloft;

        Oh, praise him! Alleluia!

        O rising morn, in praise rejoice,

        O lights of evening, find a voice. Refrain


3      O flowing waters, pure and clear,

        Make music for your Lord to hear.

        Oh, praise him! Alleluia!

        O fire so masterful and bright,

        Providing us with warmth and light.  Refrain


4     Dear mother earth, who day by day

        Unfolds rich blessings on our way,

        Oh, praise him! Alleluia!

        The fruits and flow’rs that verdant grow,

        Let them his praise abundant show.  Refrain


5      O ev’ryone of tender heart,

        Forgiving others, take your part,

        Oh, praise him! Alleluia!

        All you who pain and sorrow bear,

        Praise God and lay on him your care.  Refrain


6      And you, most kind and gentle death,

        Waiting to hush our final breath,

        Oh, praise him! Alleluia!

        You lead to heav’n the child of God,

        Where Christ our Lord the way has trod.  Refrain


7      Let all things their Creator bless

        And worship God in humbleness.

        Oh, praise him! Alleluia!

        Oh, praise the Father, praise the Son,

        And praise the Spirit, Three in One,  Refrain



Let us pray.


Almighty and everlasting God, you are worthy to be held in reverence by all the mortal race. We give you thanks for the innumerable blessings which, despite our unworthiness, you have showered upon us. Lord, in your mercy,

  hear our prayer.


We praise you especially that you have preserved for us in their purity your saving Word and the sacred ordinances of your house. Grant and preserve to your Church throughout the world purity of doctrine and faithful pastors who shall preach your Word with power, and help all who hear rightly to understand and firmly to believe your Word of truth. Lord, in your mercy,

 hear our prayer.


 Protect and defend your people in time of tribulation and danger, that we, in communion with your Church and in unity with all Christian people, may fight the good fight of faith and in the end receive the fullness of salvation. Lord, in your mercy,

  hear our prayer.


Upon all the nations of the earth bestow your grace. Especially we ask you to bless our land and all its inhabitants and all who are in authority. Cause your glory to dwell among us, and let mercy and truth, justice and peace everywhere prevail. We commend to your care all our schools; that virtue and useful knowledge may be nourished and the wholesome fruits of life may abound. Lord, in your mercy,

  hear our prayer.


In your mercy defend us from all calamities by fire and water, from war and pestilence, from scarcity and famine. Protect and prosper all who labor, and cause all useful arts to flourish among us. Show yourself to be the helper of the sick and needy, the comforter of the forsaken and distressed. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.


Accept, we pray, our bodies and souls, our hearts and minds, our talents and powers, together with our gifts, as our offering of praise. We name now, aloud and in silence, those who need our prayers.


The people name aloud or silently those for whom they pray.


Lord, in your mercy,

  hear our prayer.


As we are strangers and pilgrims on earth, help us to prepare for the world to come, doing the work which you have given us to do while it is day, before that night comes when no one can work. And, when our last hour shall come, support us by your power and receive us into your everlasting kingdom, where, with your Son our Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, you live and reign, God forever.



As our Savior has taught us, we are bold to say:


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                                                                         Matthew 6:9-15


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 X give you peace.

  Amen                                                                                                     Numbers 6:24-26


WHymn      Green LBW 343                     Guide Me Ever, Great Redeemer


1      Guide me ever, great Redeemer,

        pilgrim through this barren land.

        I am weak, but you are mighty;

        hold me with your pow’rful hand.

        Bread of heaven, bread of heaven,

        feed me now and evermore,

        feed me now and evermore.


2      Open now the crystal fountain

        where the healing waters flow;

        let the fire and cloudy pillar

        lead me all my journey through.

        Strong deliv’rer, strong deliv’rer,

        shield me with your mighty arm,

        shield me with your mighty arm.


3      When I tread the verge of Jordan,

        bid my anxious fears subside;

        death of death and hell’s destruction,

        land me safe on Canaan’s side.

        Songs and praises, songs and praises,

        I will raise forevermore,

        I will raise forevermore.


Text: William Williams, 1717-1791; tr. William Williams and Peter Williams, 1722-1796, alt.