Thanksgiving Sunday

19th Sunday after Pentecost

October 10, 2021

Please rise in body or spirit.  (On Zoom, please mute)




Acknowledgment of the Land


Lighting of the Christ Candle

Call to Worship

For the bounty of the harvest, for the colours of the fall,

thanks be to God.

For the miracle of bird migration, for the ingenuity of hibernation,

thanks be to God.

For the glories of the earth all around us,

we give thanks to God, our Creator.

In a spirit of humility and thankfulness,

come let us worship God as one through Jesus Christ, our Lord.

(Judy Sears, gathering, Pent 2 2021)

Opening Prayer

Reflective Music

* Opening Hymn: VU 227    For the Fruit of All Creation

Life & Ministry of WHUC

Sharing of the Peace

The Sacrament of Baptism

A Word with Children

* Hymn: VU 444            Child of Blessing, Child of Promise

The Sacrament of Baptism




Prayer for Illumination (in unison)

Open wide our hearts, open wide our minds, open your word to us this morning, we pray; let your holy light shine upon it and through it, bringing us light and life. Amen.


Joel            2:21-27

Matthew   6:25-33

Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church.

Thanks be to God. 


Reflective Music

* Hymn: VU 356    Seek Ye First the Kingdom


Invitation to Offering

* Response: MV 191    What Can I Do? (once)

* Prayer of Dedication

Prayers of the People

The Prayer of Jesus


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 trespasses, 

as we forgive those who trespass 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 and ever.


Sending Forth

* Closing Hymn: VU 516    Come, You Thankful People, Come

Commissioning & Blessing


With heart and hands and voices,

we thank God for wondrous things.

We go from here so filled with the love of God

that all the world feels the welcome of it.

For the blessing and the love and the peace of God

goes with us, now and evermore. Amen.

(Robin Wardlaw, gathering, Pent 2 2021)

* Response: VU 219    Ameni (X3)


End of Sunday Worship

Beginning of Service in the Community

Scripture Readings for  October 10, 2021 – Thanksgiving Sunday

Job            38:1-7, (34-41)

Psalm        104:1-9, 24, 35c (VU 826-827, Pt. 1, 2)

Hebrews   5:1-10

Mark        10:35-45

Prayer Requests

Let Rev. Nam Ok know if you have a prayer request ( You can also share your joys and concerns before the time for Prayers of the People.

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Saturday ESL conversation class:

Offered every Saturday free of charge, 10am-12 noon, at the board room (request: Paul 778-980-3484).