October 11, 2020 – Thanksgiving
Opening Music – Now Thank We All Our God
Confession of Sins
M: O Lord, teach us your ways,
C: That we may walk in your truth.
M: You comfort and help us day by day.
C: We trust your loving care.
M: You are the King of heaven and earth!
C: We give you praise and thanks. Alleluia!
M: Lord you invited us into your presence to worship and praise your holy name. But we are unworthy to come before because of sin. Therefore we confess our sin to you, trusting in your mercy and grace.
C: Holy and merciful Father, I confess that I am by nature sinful, and that I have disobeyed you in my thoughts, words, and actions. I have done what is evil and failed to do what is good. For this I deserve your punishment both now and in eternity. But I am truly sorry for my sins, and trusting in my Savior Jesus Christ, I pray: Lord, have mercy on me, a sinner.
M: God, our heavenly Father, has been merciful to us and has given his only Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. Therefore, as a called servant of Christ and by his authority, I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father, and of the Son (+) and of the Holy Spirit.
Prayer of the Day
Lord God Heavenly Father, every good and perfect gift comes from you, coming down from the heavenly lights to be a blessing for our lives. All that we have and all that we need comes from you, with every perfect gift that comes by grace through your Son Jesus Christ, our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God now and forever.