Gratitude Is Born in Hearts that Take Time to Count Up Past Mercies!

Nov 22, 2007
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Hymns: 792; 537; 568; 793
Pre-Service Prayer:

O Lord, as I prepare to join my spiritual brothers and sisters in worship on this day of thanksgiving, fill my heart with gratitude towards You in view of Your past and present mercies. You have blessed me in so many ways, Lord! With Jeremiah of old, I proclaim: "Great is Your faithfulness!" May I ever rejoice in Your forgiveness, eagerly praise Your name, attentively listen to Your Word, and go forth joyously to serve You with faithfulness until my life's end. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 103

First Reading: 

1 Thessalonians 5:12-22

Paul encourages us in our Christian lives. We are to work together to accomplish that which is good, to rejoice and give thanks in all things, to test all things, and to hold fast to everything that is good!