Thanksgiving Song Service (November 25, 2020) — Giving Thanks in a Time of Covid-19
Part One: God Has Still Provided
Psalm 145:9-16: 9The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made. 10All your works praise you, Lord; your faithful people extol you. 11They tell of the glory of your kingdom and speak of your might, 12so that all people may know of your mighty acts and the glorious splendor of your kingdom. 13Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations. The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises and faithful in all he does. 14The Lord upholds all who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down. 15The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food at the proper time. 16You open your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing.
Hymn: 611 — For the Fruit of His Creation
Part Two: God Has Provided Perspective
Job 1:20-22: 20At this, Job got up and tore his robe and shaved his head. Then he fell to the ground in worship 21and said: “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised.” 22In all this, Job did not sin by charging God with wrongdoing.
Hymn: 609 — We Praise You, O God, Our Redeemer, Creator
Part Three: God Has Provided Relief
Romans 8:18-25: 18I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. 19For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. 20For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope 21that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God.
22We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. 23Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies. 24For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? 25But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.
Hymn: 612 — Praise to God, Immortal Praise