This Week's Worship Bulletin

Thanksgiving Sunday
"I thank my God every time that I mentioned you in my prayers." 
(Philippians 1:3; CEB)

Worship Leader: Mary Wolf

* Indicates that worshippers are to stand if able. Congregational responses are in bold print.  

Entrance & Praise

Prelude    "I Love You Lord" (Composed by Laurie Klein)    John Kwon
Welcome           Rev. Park
Announcements          Mary Wolf

Opening Hymn    "Freely, Freely"    UMH #389

1. God forgave my sin in Jesus' name
I've been born again in Jesus' name
And in Jesus' name I come to you
To share His love as He told me to

(Refrain) 
He said, "Freely, freely you have received
Freely, freely give
Go in my name, and because you believe
Others will know that I live"

2. All power is givin' in Jesus' name
In earth and Heaven in Jesus' name
And in Jesus' name I come to you
To share His power as He told me to

(Refrain) 
He said, "Freely, freely you have received
Freely, freely give
Go in my name, and because you believe
Others will know that I live"


Call to Worship     

L: Come, let us celebrate the goodness of God.
P: God has blessed us with God's great love.

L: Let us come to this time, letting go of our worries.
P: Let us come to this time praising God.

L: Come, now is the time to thanks to our God. 
P: We come giving thanks, for God is so good to us.
    AMEN.

 

Passing Peace     Text to 630.454.1434.
Member's word:  THANKYOU
Guest's word: GUEST

Children's Church

Joy of Generosity    "Why I Do Give"    Audrey Stern

Thanksgiving prayer        Rev. Park

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 sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

Proclamation

Scripture Reading    Philippians 1:3-11 (CEB)    Mary Wolf

3 I thank my God every time I mention you in my prayers. 4 I'm thankful for all of you every time I pray, and it's always a prayer full of joy. 5 I'm glad because of the way you have been my partners in the ministry of the gospel from the time you first believed it until now. 6 I'm sure about this: the one who started a good work in you will stay with you to complete the job by the day of Christ Jesus. 7 I have good reason to think this way about all of you because I keep you in my heart. You are all my partners in God's grace, both during my time in prison and in the defense and support of the gospel. 8 God is my witness that I feel affection for all of you with the compassion of Christ Jesus. 
9 This is my prayer: that your love might become even more and more rich with knowledge and all kinds of insight. 10 I pray this so that you will be able to decide what really matters and so you will be sincere and blameless on the day of Christ. 11 I pray that you will then be filled with the fruit of righteousness, which comes from Jesus Christ, in order to give glory and praise to God.

This is the Word of Life for all the people of God.

Thanks be to God    

Offering Anthem        "Amazing Grace"    Bell Choir
You may give your offering at www.bfvumc.org/online-giving or mail it to Bethany of Fox Valley UMC, 2200 Ridge Ave. Aurora, IL. 60504

Message   The Special Seasons in Life III "Giving Thanks in People"  (Rev. Park)

Sending Forth 

Closing Hymn    "How Great Thou Art" (vs.1&4)    UMH #77
1. Oh Lord, my God
When I, in awesome wonder
Consider all the worlds Thy hands have made
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder
Thy power throughout the universe displayed

(Refrain)
Then sings my soul, my Savior God to Thee
How great Thou art, how great Thou art
Then sings my soul, my Savior God to Thee
How great Thou art, how great Thou art

2. When Christ shall come, with shout of acclamation
And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart
Then I shall bow, in humble adoration
And then proclaim, my God, how great Thou art

(Refrain)
Then sings my soul, my Savior God to Thee
How great Thou art, how great Thou art
Then sings my soul, my Savior God to Thee
How great Thou art, how great Thou art

Benediction        Rev. Park 
Postlude    His Name is Wonderful (Composed by Audrey Mieir)      John Kwon

We are glad that you joined us this morning in worship. We hope that you find strength, renewal, and a sense of peace to carry through the coming week.

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