Hope and Gratitude

Welcome to your online Sunday worship for Thanksgiving Sunday, October 11, 2020.

We continue to worship online due to the pandemic, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have plenty to be thankful for in our lives. God blesses us daily in many ways and stopping to give God our thanks is as important today as it is every year.

For those that enjoy the congregation hymns that we sing normally at church, Thanksgiving wouldn’t be the same with out some of our favourites. Here is a wonderful version of “Come, Ye Thankful People, Come”:

A traditional reading at Thanksgiving is Luke 17:11-19:

“On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him. Keeping their distance, they called out, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” When he saw them, he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were made clean. Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice. He prostrated himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him. And he was a Samaritan. Then Jesus asked, “Were not ten made clean? But the other nine, where are they? Was none of them found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” Then he said to him, “Get up and go on your way; your faith has made you well.”

Here is the prayers and message for this Sunday:

Another traditional favourite Thanksgiving hymn is “We Plough the Fields and Scatter”:

Or if you are in a contemporary song mood, how about this great song by a guy named Matt Redman called “Let everything that has breath

I hope you have a safe and blessed Thanksgiving weekend and a blessed week!

Be Well and God Bless.


The Rev’d Canon Rob Park

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