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* Indicates that worshippers are to stand if able.
Congregational responses are in bold print.
Online Greeter:    Jacquee Lawrence
Worship Leader:    Jacquee Lawrence

Entrance & Praise

Traditional Swedish Hymn               John Kwon
Welcome                      Rev. Park
Announcements             Jacquee Lawrence
Opening Hymn    “We Gather Together” (all)            UMH #131

1. We gather together to ask the Lord's blessing; he chastens and hastens his will to make known. The wicked oppressing now cease from distressing. Sing praises to his name, he forgets not his own.

2. Beside us to guide us, our God with us joining, ordaining, maintaining his kingdom divine; so from the beginning the fight we were winning; thou, Lord, wast at our side, all glory be thine!

3. We all do extol thee, thou leader triumphant, and pray that thou still
our defender wilt be. Let thy congregation escape tribulation; thy name be ever praised! O Lord, make us free!

Call to Worship                                     All

L:  In deep gratitude we come to worship God. 
C: We recognize God as the source of all goodness. 

L: All good gifts come from the Spirit of God: 
C: love, peace, joy, patience, kindness, gentleness are all of God.

L: We come with grateful hearts, not for things, but for who God is. 
C: We gather to show our gratitude in prayer and action. AMEN. 

Passing Peace of Christ     “O How He Loves…”             TFWS #2108
O how He loves you and me! O how He loves you and me!
He gave his life. What more could he give?  O how he loves you; 
O how he loves me; O how he loves you and me!

Children’s Message        Rev. Park

Offering Anthem    “Adagio” (J.S. Bach)    Joni Javier, violin
“Carry the Light”             (Twila Paris)                            
Chancel Choir  & Children’s Choir, instruments

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Or mail it to Bethany of Fox Valley UMC
2200 Ridge Ave. Aurora, IL. 60504

 Children’s Church        Joni Javier, Hanuri Park

 Joys and Concerns                                 All

 Pastoral Prayer            Rev. Park

 Lord’s Prayer                       All
 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.

 Hymn of Praise    “Praise God, from Whom...”    UMH #94

 Praise God, from whom all blessings flow, Praise God, all creatures here below: Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise God, the source of all our gifts! Praise Jesus Christ, whose power up-lift! Praise the Spirit, Holy Spirit!
 Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!


Scripture Reading    Colossians 3:12-17 (CEB)    Jacquee Lawrence
12 Therefore, as God’s choice, holy and loved, put on compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. 13 Be tolerant with each other and, if someone has a complaint against anyone, forgive each other. As the Lord forgave you, so also forgive each other. 14 And over all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity. 15 The peace of Christ must control your hearts—a peace into which you were called in one body. And be thankful people. 16 The word of Christ must live in you richly. Teach and warn each other with all wisdom by singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. Sing to God with gratitude in your hearts. 17 Whatever you do, whether in speech or action, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus and give thanks to God the Father through him.
    This is the Word of Life for all the people of God.
Thanks be to God
Mission Moment      Mission Committee    Debbie Rogers

Message    Thanksgiving Message: A Thank You Gift to God           Rev. Park

Sending Forth    

Closing Hymn    “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” (all)     UMH #140
1. Great is thy faithfulness,  O God my Father; there is no shadow
of turning with thee; thou changest not, thy compassions, they fail not;
as thou hast been, thou forever wilt be.

*Refrain: Great is thy faithfulness! Great is thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see; all I have needed thy 
hand hath provide, great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

2. Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest,sun, moon, 
and stars in their courses above, join with all nature in manifold 
witness to thy great faithfulness, mercy, and love.*

3. Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth, thine own dear presence
to cheer and to guide; strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside! *

Benediction         Rev. Park
Postlude    Organ Thanksgiving Hymn      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 
going through the coming week. 

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2200 Ridge Ave
Aurora, IL 60504
Phone: 1-630-851-8010

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