October 11, 2015 - Thanksgiving

The Gathering of the Community
The Apostolic Greeting   Pg. 185
Hymn 262: Come Ye Thankful People
The Collect of the Day

The Proclamation of the Word

First Reading: Joel 2:21-27
Psalm 126
Second Reading: 1 Timothy 2:1-7
Anthem: Thanksgiving Canticle
The Gospel: Matthew 6:25-33

The Prayers
The Apostles’ Creed    Pg. 189
The Prayers of the People
Confession and Absolution    Pg. 191
The Peace
Announcements & Transitions

The Celebration of the Holy Eucharist
Hymn (offertory): He has made Me Glad
Prayer over the Gifts
Eucharistic Prayer
The Lord’s Prayer     Pg. 211
The Breaking of the Bread
Lamb of God
- 259: For the Fruit of all Creation
- 261: God, Whose Farm is All Creation
- 73: One Bread, One Body

The Scattering (Mark 4:20)
Hymn 403: Let All things Now Living
Closing Prayer
God, source of all life,
the northern autumn is all around us now,
beautiful in scarlet and gold.
We have heard the Spirit of God
in the rustling leaves and the rush of water,
and we are so grateful for a generous harvest,
for seeds of many kinds, sown and multiplied;
for the sufficiency we enjoy.

Creator God,
we are so grateful for the creation
which nourishes and sustains all that lives.
Renew in us the sense of its value
that we may not squander its riches,
or so bend it to our will
that we find we have destroyed it.

Transforming God,
we cannot sow our seed with clenched fists.
Help us to open our hands, to let go of grasping,
that we too may scatter with hope and generosity
our seeds of justice, peace, and joy.
So may the fruits of our harvest
be for the sharing of the earth
and the blessing of your love. Amen.

Commission and Blessing
Go now, and invest your lives in the works of faith.
Make a name for yourselves for generosity and compassion.

Fulfill God’s holy law by putting love into action as eagerly for others as you would for yourselves.
And may God be your defender and provider;
May Christ Jesus dispel all that disturbs or disables you;
and may the Holy Spirit make you rich in faith,
and loving and merciful in action.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Hymn: Bringing in the Sheaves

We go in peace to love and serve the Lord,
In the name of Christ. Amen.