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Children's Activity

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Rate of response -- Luke 17:11-19 -- Leah Thompson -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2011
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME
AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Thankfulness -- Luke 17:11-19 -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2008
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Materials:
Thank you, Jesus -- Luke 17:11-19 -- Thanksgiving Day - A
Materials
Plastic margarine tubs
"Remember to say thanks" -- Luke 17:11-19 -- Thanksgiving Day - A
Teachers or Parents: One of the simple courtesies that
One in ten -- Luke 17:11-19 -- Thanksgiving Day - A
Teachers or Parents: Give thanks by giving. Adopt a special

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Activity Bulletin: Luke 17:11-19 -- Luke 17:11-19 -- Thanksgiving Day - A

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Children's Activity Bulletin: Luke 17:11-19 -- Luke 17:11-19 -- Thanksgiving Day - A

Commentary

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The Thanksgiving menu -- Deuteronomy 8:7-18, 2 Corinthians 9:6-15, Luke 17:11-19 -- David Kalas -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2017
Most of us have a collection of traditional items that we make part of our Thanksgiving spread each
Mature thanksgiving faith -- Deuteronomy 8:7-18, 2 Corinthians 9:6-15, Luke 17:11-19 -- David Coffin -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2014
It is Thanksgiving or any one of the winter holidays, and certain couples who have no children are c
Only the grateful believe -- Deuteronomy 8:7-18, 2 Corinthians 9:6-15, Luke 17:11-19 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2011
A schoolteacher asked her students to make a list of the things for which they were thankful.
God is so good! -- Deuteronomy 8:7-18, 2 Corinthians 9:6-15, Luke 17:11-19 -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2002
"God is so good, God is so good, God is so good, God's so good to me." So go the words to a popular
Tuning the engine -- Deuteronomy 8:7-18, 2 Corinthians 9:6-15, Luke 17:11-19 -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 1999
Thanksgiving is a strange celebration. On the one hand, it is a national holiday.
Deuteronomy 8:7-18, 2 Corinthians 9:6-15, Luke 17:11-19 -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 1993
SERMON FOR THANKSGIVING DAY SUNDAY

A thankful heart

Children's bulletin

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Children's Activity Bulletin: Luke 17:11-19 -- Luke 17:11-19 -- Thanksgiving Day - A

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Children's Activity Bulletin: Luke 17:11-19 -- Luke 17:11-19 -- Thanksgiving Day - A

Children's sermon

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A Thanks-Giving Life -- Luke 17:11-19 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2014
The Point: Thanksgiving Day reminds us to live a "thanks giving life."
Rate of response -- Luke 17:11-19 -- Leah Thompson -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2011
Then Jesus asked, "Were not ten made clean? But the other nine, where are they?" (v.
A smiling giver -- 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2008
God loves a cheerful giver. (v. 7b)

Thankfulness -- Luke 17:11-19 -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2008
Your faith has made you well. (v. 19c)

Be a cheerful giver -- 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 -- Thanksgiving Day - A
Good morning (evening). Today (tomorrow) is one of my favorite days.
Thank you, Jesus -- Luke 17:11-19 -- Thanksgiving Day - A
Good morning (evening), boys and girls. Welcome to our Thanksgiving worship service.
You can't outgive God -- 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 -- Thanksgiving Day - A
Good morning! What are we doing here in church on a
Remember to say thanks -- Luke 17:11-19 -- Thanksgiving Day - A
Good morning! Have you ever seen one of these? (Show the
Thanks-giving -- 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 -- Thanksgiving Day - A
HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Why do we have a Thanksgiving holiday?
One in ten -- Luke 17:11-19 -- Thanksgiving Day - A
HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you! We call this day THANKSGIVING

The Immediate Word

A Feast Fit For A King? -- Matthew 25:31-46, 2 Corinthians 9:6-15, Deuteronomy 8:7-18 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love, George Reed -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2014

Thanksgiving Day comes on the heels of Christ the King Sunday, and so some congregations will inc

Illustration

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Sermon Illustrations for Thanksgiving Day (2017) -- Deuteronomy 8:7-18, 2 Corinthians 9:6-15, Luke 17:11-19 -- Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Bob Ove, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez, Bonnie Bates -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2017
Deuteronomy 8:7-18
Sermon Illustrations for Thanksgiving Day (2014) -- Deuteronomy 8:7-18, 2 Corinthians 9:6-15, Luke 17:11-19 -- Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Derl G. Keefer, Bob Ove -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2014
Deuteronomy 8:7-18
Success has a way of making... -- Deuteronomy 8:7-18 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2014
Success has a way of making you too big for your britches.
Alfred Hitchcock was recognized... -- Deuteronomy 8:7-18 -- Ron Love -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2014
Alfred Hitchcock was recognized in the film industry as a director whose movies typically progressed
William Law is credited with... -- 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 -- Derl G. Keefer -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2014
William Law is credited with saying that the greatest saint in the world is not the person who prays
Shouldn't Thanksgiving be a... -- 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 -- Bob Ove -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2014
Shouldn't Thanksgiving be a happy time?
We get so turned off by... -- Luke 17:11-19 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2014
We get so turned off by a lack of gratitude in most people. We just have to live with it.
Cecil B. DeMille produced... -- Luke 17:11-19 -- Ron Love -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2014
Cecil B. DeMille produced more than seventy major motion pictures during the course of his career.
NULL -- Deuteronomy 8:7-18, 2 Corinthians 9:6-15, Luke 17:11-19 -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2011
Deuteronomy 8:7-18
NULL -- Deuteronomy 8:7-18 -- Richard A. Hasler -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2011
As Americans we have inherited a beautiful land, a promised land.
NULL -- Deuteronomy 8:7-18 -- Craig Kelly -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2011
When reading this passage, it is saddening how much it parallels our own history.
NULL -- 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 -- Brian Hohmeier -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2011
Before the missionary Hudson Taylor made his famous first trip to China, he was a struggling medical
NULL -- 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 -- Leah Thompson -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2011
Not too long ago, the company Liberty Mutual put out an interesting series of commercials.
NULL -- 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 -- Ron Love -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2011
In George Washington's day, there were no cameras. One's image was either sculpted or painted.
NULL -- Luke 17:11-19 -- Richard A. Hasler -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2011
I heard of a bishop who preached at the chapel at Yale University.
NULL -- Luke 17:11-19 -- Craig Kelly -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2011
One may not think that ingratitude is a problem in our society but consider this: I have worked with
Gratitude, said the Roman philosopher... -- Deuteronomy 8:7-18 -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2008
"Gratitude," said the Roman philosopher, Cicero, "is not only the greatest of virtues, but it is the
Every Thanksgiving, Dawn and Kevin... -- Deuteronomy 8:7-18 -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2008
Every Thanksgiving, Dawn and Kevin will invite people from their church or community to share Thanks
Melvin was a bachelor who... -- Deuteronomy 8:7-18 -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2008
Melvin was a bachelor who lived near a small prairie town.
Leonard and Dean hadn't seen... -- 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2008
Leonard and Dean hadn't seen one another much after graduating from college forty years before.
There was once a congregation... -- 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2008
There was once a congregation of farmers suffering from a drought.
It is a strange paradox... -- 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2008
It is a strange paradox that we admire generosity a great deal, while hesitating to be generous, our
Some years ago, police officers... -- Luke 17:11-19 -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2008
Some years ago, police officers in Oklahoma City discovered several drivers who were carrying around
Hurrying to catch a plane... -- Luke 17:11-19 -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2008
Hurrying to catch a plane, Don had a few minutes to spare so he stopped to buy a newspaper and a box

The Immediate Word

A Feast Fit For A King? -- Matthew 25:31-46, 2 Corinthians 9:6-15, Deuteronomy 8:7-18 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love, George Reed -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2014

Thanksgiving Day comes on the heels of Christ the King Sunday, and so some congregations will inc

Preaching

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A Feast Fit For A King? -- Matthew 25:31-46, 2 Corinthians 9:6-15, Deuteronomy 8:7-18 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love, George Reed -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2014

Thanksgiving Day comes on the heels of Christ the King Sunday, and so some congregations will inc

SermonStudio

Thanksgiving Day -- Luke 17:11-19, 2 Corinthians 9:6-15, Deuteronomy 8:7-18, Psalm 65 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2014
Theme of the Day
What thankfulness does to us.

Collect of the Day
Thanksgiving Day -- Deuteronomy 8:7-18, 2 Corinthians 9:6-15, Luke 17:11-19 -- Carlos Wilton -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2010
Theme For The Day
Thanksgiving is not about entitlement.
Thanksgiving Day -- Psalm 65 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2006
(See Proper 25/Pentecost 23/Ordinary Time 30, Cycle C, for an alternative approach.)
Thanksgiving Day -- Deuteronomy 8:7-18 -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2004
Our text for this day is about forgetting and remembering.
Thanksgiving Day -- Derl G. Keefer, C. Neil Strait -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2002
CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader:God is the ruling King of life.
Thanksgiving Day, USA -- Deuteronomy 8:7-18, 2 Corinthians 9:6-15, Luke 17:11-19 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2001
Seasonal Theme
The teaching and ministry of Jesus the Christ.
The Day Of Thanksgiving -- Deuteronomy 8:7-18, 2 Corinthians 9:6-15, Luke 17:11-19 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 1998
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Deuteronomy 8:7-18 (C)
Thanksgiving Day -- Deuteronomy 8:7-18, 2 Corinthians 9:6-15, Luke 17:11-19 -- Russell F. Anderson -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 1995
BRIEF COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS

Sermon

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A Feast Fit For A King? -- Matthew 25:31-46, 2 Corinthians 9:6-15, Deuteronomy 8:7-18 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love, George Reed -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2014

Thanksgiving Day comes on the heels of Christ the King Sunday, and so some congregations will inc

SermonStudio

Thanks-Giving Is Good for Everyone -- Luke 17:11-19 -- David G. Rogne -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2014
On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee.
Thanksgivings to Remember -- Deuteronomy 8:7-18 -- Argile Smith -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2010
Joan sat on the sofa reflecting on the Thanksgiving Day holiday that she and her children had enjoye
What Can We Believe about Stuff? -- 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2010
Today we celebrate the festival of Thanksgiving.
Kiss The Chef! -- Luke 17:11-19 -- Chris Ewing -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2007
Years ago, during summer vacation, I took a whole pile of books out of the library and spent days an
Lifestyles Of The Rich And Faithful -- 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 -- Mary S. Lautensleger -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2007
When a carnival came to town, the strong man was one of the most popular attractions.
Not All Of This Is Me -- Deuteronomy 8:7-18 -- Timothy J. Smith -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2007
It was certainly a treat for four-year-old Tara to go shopping with her grandfather one day at the m
Thanks Be To God -- 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 -- Richard C. Brand -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2004
It is at this point that so many of us feel the temptation to tune out.
Once More With Feeling! -- Luke 17:11-19 -- George L. Murphy -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2004
It's that holiday season again. Friends and loved ones are making plans for a visit.
Passing And Failing -- Deuteronomy 8:7-18 -- Charles L. Aaron, Jr. -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2004
School might be tolerable if we could do away with tests.
A Precious, Flickering Light -- Luke 17:11-19 -- Mary Sue Dehmlow Dreier -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2001
Lucille's Grief
Living The Thankful Life -- Deuteronomy 8:7-18 -- Derl G. Keefer -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2001
A condition known as "amnesia" may be produced if a person bumps his/her head very hard.
Don't Forget To Remember -- Deuteronomy 8:7-18 -- William A. Jones -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 1998
Don't forget to remember. I employ this line for purposes of emphasis. It is an emphatic utterance.
The Attitude Of Gratitude -- Luke 17:11-19 -- Joseph M. Freeman -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 1998
Whereas loving God and others may be the most important decision one will make in life, cultivating

Stories

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Aunt June's Thanksgiving -- Luke 17:11-19, Deuteronomy 8:7-18, 2 Corinthians 9:6-15, Psalm 65 -- David O. Bales, Keith Wagner -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2017
Contents
"Aunt June’s Thanksgiving" by John Fitzgerald
Thanksgiving Bible -- Luke 17:11-19, Deuteronomy 8:7-18, 2 Corinthians 9:6-15, Psalm 65 -- Frank Ramirez, C. David Mckirachan -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2014
Contents
"Thanksgiving Bible" by Frank Ramirez
The Land That God Promised -- Luke 17:11-19, Deuteronomy 8:7-18, 2 Corinthians 9:6-15, Psalm 65 -- Frank Ramirez, Keith Hewitt -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2011
Contents
"The Land That God Promised" by Frank Ramirez
Be Joyful -- Luke 17:11-19, Deuteronomy 8:7-18, 2 Corinthians 9:6-15, Psalm 65 -- John S. Smylie, Craig Kelly, David O. Bales, Keith Hewitt -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2008
Contents
What's Up This Week
"Be Joyful" by John Smylie
So Long For Now -- Luke 17:11-19, Deuteronomy 8:7-18, 2 Corinthians 9:6-15, Psalm 65 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt, Karen Steineke -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2005
Contents
What's Up This Week: "So Long For Now" by John & Jo Sumwalt

SermonStudio

Leaping Lepers -- Luke 17:11-19 -- David E. Leininger -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2007
Leaping lepers.
Thanksgiving -- Deuteronomy 8:7-18 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2004
For the LORD your God is bringing you into a good land, a land with flowing streams, with springs
Leprosy -- Luke 17:11-19 -- Constance Berg -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2001
Leprosy is a horrendous skin condition, a mycobacterial disease.

Worship

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A Feast Fit For A King? -- Matthew 25:31-46, 2 Corinthians 9:6-15, Deuteronomy 8:7-18 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love, George Reed -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2014

Thanksgiving Day comes on the heels of Christ the King Sunday, and so some congregations will inc

SermonStudio

Thanksgiving Day -- Luke 17:11-19, Deuteronomy 8:7-18, 2 Corinthians 9:6-15, Psalm 65 -- Amy C. Schifrin, Martha Shonkwiler -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2007
Prelude

Processional Hymn
Thanksgiving Day -- Deuteronomy 8:7-18, 2 Corinthians 9:6-15, Luke 17:11-19 -- Thom M. Shuman -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2007
Call To Worship
One: Our help is in the name of the Lord
Not By Our Own Strength -- Deuteronomy 8:7-18, 2 Corinthians 9:6-15, Luke 17:11-19 -- Frank Ramirez -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2004
Call To Worship
Thanksgiving Day -- Deuteronomy 8:7-18, 2 Corinthians 9:6-15, Psalm 65, Luke 17:11-19 -- Beverly S. Bailey -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2004
Hymns
We Plow The Fields And Scatter (CBH96, PH560)
Day Of Thanksgiving -- Deuteronomy 8:7-18 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2001
Theme: Thanksgiving

Call To Worship
Day Of Thanksgiving -- 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2001
Theme: Thanks-By-Giving

Call To Worship
Day Of Thanksgiving -- Luke 17:11-19 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2001
Theme: Gratitude

Call To Worship
Day Of Thanksgiving -- Psalm 65 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2001
Words Of Assurance
Ten Healed of Leprosy -- Luke 17:11-19 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 1998
Celebrating God's Presence And Power

Invitation to the Celebration
Praise Is Due You, O God -- Psalm 65 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 1992
Suggestions:
Use as a call to worship.
9 readers - three-generational groups of men
Reestablishing the covenant -- 1 Kings 8:55-61, Psalm 138, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Matthew 6:25-33 -- Paul A. Laughlin -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 1989
Thanksgiving Day

First Lesson: 1 Kings 8:55-61

Theme:

New & Featured This Week

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Bethany Peerbolte
Christopher Keating
Mary Austin
Ron Love
Dean Feldmeyer
George Reed
For November 22-25, 2018:
  • Alphas and Omegas by Bethany Peerbolte -- We choose the “alphas” and “omegas” of our lives from a long list of possibilities. Sometimes the priorities we establish for ourselves bear no resemblance to the priorities of the reign of God.

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David O. Bales
Contents
“Pilate’s Point Of View” by David O. Bales
“Priests for Whom?” by David O. Bales


Pilate’s Point Of View
by David O. Bales
John 18:33-37
Peter Andrew Smith
Morris stared at the plain white tiles of the hospital ceiling and wondered how much longer he would have to wait for the nurse to come and get him. He looked around at the curtains surrounding the waiting area and pulled the blanket over his feet. He sighed loudly.

“Bored?” a voice asked from the other side of the curtain.

“Yeah,” Morris replied. “I just want this over.”

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Bill Thomas
Bonnie Bates
Mark Ellingsen
Bob Ove
Ron Love
Frank Ramirez
Joel 2:21-27 and Psalm 126
That psalm could be for someone who was out of work who the Lord finds a job for. They can rejoice and give thanks for the Lord’s restoration. They will have a happy thanksgiving. Even those still out of work have a Lord who is keeping them alive until a more permanent answer arrives.

We can all find something to be thankful for. Thanksgiving is at least one time when we can make a list of all those things. Some take paper and pen and do that.

Bob Ove
Ron Love
Frank Ramirez
Bill Thomas
Bonnie Bates
Mark Ellingsen
2 Samuel 23:1-7 and Psalm 132:1-12, (13-18)
Do what’s right. David says it this way, “One who rules over people justly, ruling in the fear of God, is like the light of morning, like the sun rising on a cloudless morning, gleaming from the rain on the grassy land.” These are some of David’s final words and, as such, they are significant. It’s hard to always do the right thing.
Mark Ellingsen
The theme for the final Sunday of the church year is a reminder that Christ already reigns! We already see hints of his rule at the end of time, even today.

2 Samuel 23:1-7
Frank Ramirez
In the book “Through the Looking Glass,” by Lewis Carroll, the chess pieces come to life, including the befuddled White Queen who in response to Alice’s assertion that one can’t believe in things that are impossible, replies, “I daresay you haven’t had much practice. When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”

The lectionary scriptures cut the number in half and ask us to believe in three, if not quite impossible, then certainly improbable things.

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“My kingdom is not from this world” (v. 36a)

Good morning girls and boys,

Have your parents ever told you “always tell the truth?” (children respond)

Of course what they mean, to tell the truth, is be honest, don't lie, tell it like it is.

Truth is a tiny word with only 5 letters -- T-R-U-T-H, but has a big, big meaning.

When Jesus was on trial he was asked by governor Pontus Pilate “what is truth?”
Arley K. Fadness
“Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?” (v. 25b)

Good morning boys and girls,

I'm so glad to see you. It's a fun time in this wonderful thanksgiving holiday season isn't it? Let's make a list of things we are thankful for. (list items on sketch pad as children make suggestions) We have a lot to be thankful for don't we?

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
I sometimes catch those programmes on television which offer people an evening out with the celebrity of their choice, or at least, ask people who they would choose if they could have that choice. Film stars and pop stars usually come at the top of the list, closely followed by royalty, especially the younger and handsomer members of the royal family.

When I see some of the choices I find myself shuddering and wonder what on earth people can see in such a person. But I suppose the choice is usually based on

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Carlos Wilton

Theme For The Day

Jesus Christ is King -- but not the sort of king the world expects.

Old Testament Lesson
2 Samuel 23:1-7
The Last Words Of David

William G. Carter
In the small town of Mapleville, the ecumenical Thanksgiving Eve service was poorly attended. Once it was a popular event for the whole town, gathering people from a variety of denominations and faiths. In recent years, attendance had faded to a faithful few. Most of those who came in any given year were members of the host congregation. What began as a spirited occasion that brought together a variety of clergy, choirs, and congregations had shrunk in numbers and dwindled in enthusiasm.

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