Give Thanks Always!

Nov 25, 1999
Pastor Wayne C Eichstadt
Hymns: We Thank You for Your Blessings; 571; 29(1-3,6); 572(1,4); 36
Pre-Service Prayer:

To Thee, O Lord, our hearts we raise in hymns of adoration,
To Thee bring sacrifice of praise with shouts of exultation.
Bright robes of gold the fields adorned, the hills with joy are ringing,
The valleys stood so thick with corn that even they are singing.
And now on this our festal day, Thy bounteous hand confessing,
Upon Thy altar, Lord, we lay the first fruits of Thy blessing.
By Thee the souls of men are fed with gifts of grace supernal;
Thou who dost give us earthly bread, give us the Bread eternal. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 100

First Reading: 

Psalm 92:1-5,8

Responsive reading

Thankfulness to God involves more than saying "thank-you" after each meal and whenever other blessings are received. God encourages us to “give thanks always” which is to live in a state of thankfulness that continually rejoices in the Lord, relies upon Him without worry, and considers the good things He has given.