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Thursday, November 23, 2017
11:00 am High Altar

THANKSGIVING DAY

Though Thanksgiving is a holiday by annual Presidential proclamation and has developed through the great moments of American history, it is by no means restricted to the blessings of the national, political sphere. It is also deeply personal and profoundly spiritual, rooted in the soil of Holy Scripture and the faith of all believers in God.

Thanksgiving is a powerful, positive disposition of the soul. It is a grace we can receive, a habit we can learn, and a virtue we can acquire. And we can start by counting our blessings. Start off the holiday right: join us at church as we give thanks to God at 11am.

Collect:

Almighty and gracious Father, we give thee thanks for the fruits of the earth in their season and for the labors of those who harvest them. Make us, we beseech thee, faithful stewards of thy great bounty, for the provision of our necessities and the relief of all who are in need, to the glory of thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Join us today as we give thanks to the Lord, and bring another church year to its rightful end, with gratitude in our hearts.

Celebrant: Fr Turner

Preacher: Fr Turner

Deacon: Fr Spurlock

Subdeacon: Fr Daniels

Sung by: The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys

Service: Missa brevis, Zoltán Kodály (1882–1967)

Lesson: Deuteronomy 8:7-18

Psalm: 65

Epistle: 2 Corinthians 9:6-15

Gospel: Luke 17:11-19

Anthem: King of Glory, Thomas Frederick Handel Candlyn (1892–1964)

Anthem: Deep River, Gerre Hancock (1934–2012)

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