Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day Matins Service

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The Order of Matins page 219

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Opening Hymn #892 Come Ye Thankful People Come

The Order of Matins       p. 219

The Psalmody        p.220

Hymn of the Day #770

The Readings  

Deuteronomy 8:1-10                                      Remember the LORD your God

1 “The whole commandment that I command you today you shall be careful to do, that you may live and multiply, and go in and possess the land that the Lord swore to give to your fathers. 2 And you shall remember the whole way that the Lord your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness, that he might humble you, testing you to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep his commandments or not. 3 And he humbled you and let you hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that he might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord. 4 Your clothing did not wear out on you and your foot did not swell these forty years. 5 Know then in your heart that, as a man disciplines his son, the Lord your God disciplines you. 6 So you shall keep the commandments of the Lord your God by walking in his ways and by fearing him. 7 For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, flowing out in the valleys and hills, 8 a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive trees and honey, 9 a land in which you will eat bread without scarcity, in which you will lack nothing, a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills you can dig copper. 10 And you shall eat and be full, and you shall bless the Lord your God for the good land he has given you.

Philippians 4:6-20                                                          The Peace of God Guards You

6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. 9 What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you. 10 I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at length you have revived your concern for me. You were indeed concerned for me, but you had no opportunity. 11 Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. 12 I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. 13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me. 4 Yet it was kind of you to share my trouble. 15 And you Philippians yourselves know that in the beginning of the gospel, when I left Macedonia, no church entered into partnership with me in giving and receiving, except you only. 16 Even in Thessalonica you sent me help for my needs once and again. 17 Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that increases to your credit. 18 I have received full payment, and more. I am well supplied, having received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent, a fragrant offering, a sacrifice acceptable and pleasing to God. 19 And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. 20 To our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen.

Luke 17:11-19                                                          Your Faith Has Made You Well

11 On the way to Jerusalem he was passing along between Samaria and Galilee. 12 And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance 13 and lifted up their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.” 14 When he saw them he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went they were cleansed. 15 Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice; 16 and he fell on his face at Jesus’ feet, giving him thanks. Now he was a Samaritan. 17 Then Jesus answered, “Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine? 18 Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” 19 And he said to him, “Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well.”


The Responsory              p. 221

The Catechetical Instruction

The Canticle - Te Deum  p.223

The Prayer                       p. 227

Benedicamus       p. 228

Benediction         

Closing Hymn #895

Thanksgiving Day

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Thanksgiving Day

November 23, 2017

Philippians 4:6-20

Grace and mercy to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen.

It is written, “6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. 9 What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you."

Let us pray: Heavenly Father, God of all grace, govern our hearts that we may never forget Your blessings but steadfastly thank and praise You for all Your goodness in this life until, with all Your saints, we praise You eternally in Your heavenly kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

A happy and blessed thanksgiving to all of you.

Come, Ye thankful people, come.  And you do.  For it is good to cast your anxieties upon Jesus because He is taking care of you.  

Cast your anxieties upon Jesus by prayer, asking the Lord to exchange your anxieties with His life.  

Cast your anxieties upon Jesus by supplication, humbly begging the Lord to grant you peace.

Cast your anxieties upon Jesus by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving for He has given you every good and perfect gift.

Come, Ye thankful people, come.  And the peace of God stands guard protecting your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.  I want you to picture in your minds the peace of God as a guardian angel whose only purpose is to protect you.

Anxious shepherds saw an angel of the Lord the night Jesus was born.  The glory of the Lord shone around them.  The angel said to the shepherds, “Fear not (for anxiety is fear) Fear not for behold, I bring you good news of great joy.”

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,

 

Glory to God in the highest,

and on earth peace...toward men.

 

The peace of God was announced that night.  The shepherd cast off their anxiety and their fear.  They said,

 

Let us now go even to Bethlehem,

and see this thing which is come to pass,

which the Lord has made known to us.

 

Come ye thankful people come with the Peace of God standing guard before you.

8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

With the God of peace standing to guard over you;

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