October 11, 2020 – SCATTERED BUT WORSHIPPING TOGETHER Thanksgiving Service

October 11, 2020 – SCATTERED BUT WORSHIPPING TOGETHER Thanksgiving Service


As you make your way through today’s worship service, instructions and suggestions will be included in italics. Get a cup of coffee and settle in for this time of worship with your community.


Welcome to Worship

Gather in a common area in your home or on your deck or front steps.
In your midst, place a lit candle to remind you of God’s presence with you.

 

Gathering Prayer

Look at the birds of the air; 
they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns
and yet God provides for the basic sustenance of life.
May our hearts be open to trust you.

Look at the birds of the air;
they neither study nor plan nor plot their course
and yet God writes the instinct for migration into their hearts.
May our eyes be open to see you.

Look at the birds of the air;
they neither talk nor vote nor debate their responsibility
yet God weaves them into communities which nurture and defend.
May our hands be open to serve you.

Amen.


 
Song words:

Your Grace Is Enough

Great is Your faithfulness O God
You wrestle with the sinner’s heart
You lead us by still waters into mercy
And nothing can keep us apart

(So) remember Your people
Remember Your children
Remember Your promise O God

Your grace is enough
Your grace is enough
Your grace is enough for me

Great is Your love and justice God
You use the weak to lead the strong
You lead us in the song of Your salvation
And all Your people sing along

(So) remember Your people
Remember Your children
Remember Your promise O God

Your grace is enough
Your grace is enough
Your grace is enough for me

Your grace is enough
Your grace is enough
Your grace is enough for me

 

Song words:

Great Is Thy Faithfulness

Great is Thy faithfulness
O God my Father
There is no shadow
Of turning with Thee
Thou changest not
Thy compassions they fail not
As Thou hast been
Thou forever wilt be

Great is Thy faithfulness
Great is Thy faithfulness
Morning by morning
New mercies I see
All I have needed
Thy hand hath provided
Great is Thy faithfulness
Lord unto me

Summer and winter
And springtime and harvest
Sun moon and stars
In their courses above
Join with all nature
In manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness
Mercy and love

Great is Thy faithfulness
Great is Thy faithfulness
Morning by morning
New mercies I see
All I have needed
Thy hand hath provided
Great is Thy faithfulness
Lord unto me

Pardon for sin
And a peace that endureth
Thy own dear presence
To cheer and to guide
Strength for today
And bright hope for tomorrow
Blessings all mine
With ten thousand beside

Great is Thy faithfulness
Great is Thy faithfulness
Morning by morning
New mercies I see
All I have needed
Thy hand hath provided
Great is Thy faithfulness
Lord unto me

 


Scripture Reading for the Day:

Psalm 100 (NIV)

Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
    Worship the Lord with gladness;
    come before him with joyful songs.
Know that the Lord is God.
    It is he who made us, and we are hisa];
    we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving
    and his courts with praise;
    give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
    his faithfulness continues through all generations.

 

Praise & Prayers of the People:
  • PRAISE!  New Grandson for Dave & Gayle – baby boy Ronan, born to Mark & Melissa
  • PRAISE!  Shawn & Mika Blackwood expecting baby in April. 
  • Dave’s daughter, Paulette – no further issues and doing well with her health.  Still awaiting a cardiologist appointment.
  • PRAISE!  Roger’s healing of arms going well.  Regaining his strength.
  • Roger – prayers needed for wisdom for his business.
  • Darryl & Delora’s kids – Andrew & Lauren.  Moving back to Alberta.  Pray for safety and adjustments as they settle in Calgary.
  • PRAISE!  Bert & Vivian celebrated their 69th Anniversary!  Continue to pray for them both.
  • Dixie – pray for those who are struggling with mental health issues and for their families who are supporting them.
  • PRAISE!  Nigel’s health concerns are less serious than thought.  Continue to pray for them as they discern other issues.
  • Continue to pray for our students and staff in the school system.
  • Pray for our Seniors and shut-ins
  • Trellis Foundation
  • Any other items you may have…

Giving our Offerings:

An Act of Worship

If you would like to make a donation to Malmo, Click on this link which will lead you to instructions on how you may do that.

Thank you.

 


Message: Learning to Express Gratitude

 

 


Closing Song:
Song words:

Benediction Song

Verse 1
May the Lord bless you
(May the Lord bless you)
And may he keep you
(And may he keep you)
And make his face to
(And make his face to)
Shine upon
(Shine upon)

Chorus
To God be the glory
Forever and ever
To God be the praise of all men
To God be the glory
Forever and ever
To God be the glory
Amen

Verse 2
And when we part ways
(And when we part ways)
May you know his grace
(May you know his grace)
May hope everlasting
(May hope everlasting)
Keep you strong
(Keep you strong)

 


Closing Prayer:

As our worship concludes, our time of service begins.
We return to our living and working amidst a world of need
As we go from this place,
we carry with us the knowledge that we are recipients of God’s gifts.
As we go, we want to share those gifts with the world around us.
And may God walk with us as we travel life’s road.

 

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,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever.
Amen.