Lighting of the Christ Candle
Call to Worship (Psalm 65)
Hymn of Gathering
“We Gather Together”
(Congregational singing by Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, CA)
Hearing Our Joys and Concerns
The Lord’s Prayer
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 debts as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.
Hymn of Thanksgiving
“For the Fruit of All Creation”
(Sung by North Stoneham and Bassett Parish, Southampton, UK)
Sentences of Stewardship/Moment for Mission
The Willow Domestic Violence Center
The Thanksgiving offering this year will be going to support The Willow Domestic Violence Center. The Willow helps provide safe shelter and programming for survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking in Douglas, Franklin, and Jefferson counties. Since 1976, The Willow has provided a chance to rebuild and restart, and currently answers nearly 4,000 crisis and referral calls each year. Please watch the following video to learn more about The Willow, and consider giving to this year’s Thanksgiving offering to support the work of this organization, and the families that it helps.
To donate, CLICK HERE for FBC’s SimpleGive page and choose “Thanksgiving Offering for Willow” from the “Fund” drop-down menu. (You may also mail a check to the church if you’d prefer.) Thank you for your generosity!
“Count Your Many Blessings”
Evelyn Falen, FBC organist
We Remember and Give Thanks
“Let All Things Now Living”
(Sung by Lebanon County Youth Chorus, Lebanon, PA, from their album, Somewhere in the Skies. Posted by their written permission. )