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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 HOMEMaterials:
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

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Commentary

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Remembering our Testing -- Deuteronomy 8:7-18, 2 Corinthians 9:6-15, Luke 17:11-19 -- David Coffin -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2020
Three generations of family are gathering for their traditional Thanksgiving Day meal.
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 SUNDAYA thankful heart

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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

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Thank You -- Luke 17:11-19 -- John Jamison -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2020
One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. He threw himsel
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

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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

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Sermon Illustrations for Thanksgiving Day (2020) -- Deuteronomy 8:7-18, 2 Corinthians 9:6-15, Luke 17:11-19 -- Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez, Bonnie Bates -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2020
Deuteronomy 8:7-18
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

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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

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

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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 DayWhat 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 DayThanksgiving 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 WORSHIPLeader: 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 LESSONSLesson 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

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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

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Tangled Up in Stuff -- Deuteronomy 8:7-18, 2 Corinthians 9:6-15, Psalm 65 -- C. David Mckirachan, Frank Ramirez -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2020
Contents “Tangled Up in Stuff” by C. David McKirachan
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
ContentsWhat'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

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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

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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
PreludeProcessional 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 WorshipOne: 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
HymnsWe Plow The Fields And Scatter (CBH96, PH560)
Day Of Thanksgiving -- Deuteronomy 8:7-18 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2001
Theme: ThanksgivingCall To Worship
Day Of Thanksgiving -- 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2001
Theme: Thanks-By-GivingCall To Worship
Day Of Thanksgiving -- Luke 17:11-19 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Thanksgiving Day - A -- 2001
Theme: GratitudeCall 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 PowerInvitation 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 DayFirst Lesson: 1 Kings 8:55-61Theme:
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Three generations of family are gathering for their traditional Thanksgiving Day meal. They serve a potluck style dinner with the foods on the kitchen counters, with people filling their plates and sitting at respective places around the house. Some eat at the kitchen table, while others eat in the dining room. Still another group chooses to take their plate to the living room and sit in front of the large flat screen television to watch a sports event. Everybody fills their plate with delicious food. They all get their food, and simply dig in without any word of prayer.
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John Jamison
Objects: You will need three objects:

1) A box with the word “WAIT!” written on the side of it in big letters. The box should be big enough to hold a collection of “gifts” you will give the children when you do finally open it. Fun gifts might be things like noisemakers or other party-favors so you can all celebrate the fact that the box has been “finally” opened. You will not actually need to have the gifts inside the box until the last message of the series when you finally open the box.
John Jamison
One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him — and he was a Samaritan.

Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine?
(vv. 15-17)

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David G. Rogne
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?
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Advent is the time of waiting, of wishing, and of wanting an intervention. Advent is a whisper, or a cry, or a prayer of "Come, Lord Jesus!"

As our member and artist, Teri, stated visually and verbally on our bulletin cover this morning, "Oh, that you would burst forth from the skies and come down ..." (Isaiah 64:1 TLB) or as the New Revised Standard Version translated the Hebrew of Isaiah 64, "O that you would tear open the heavens and come...." Come to us. "Please come, Lord Jesus!"

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