“As we travel with gratitude and share that feeling – like a ripple it spreads across the world.”
~ Larry Dvoskin
“Gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”
~ G.K. Chesterton
“Gratitude goes beyond the ‘mine’ and ‘thine’ and claims the truth that all of life is a pure gift.”
~ Henri Nouwen
“Gratitude is the ability to experience life as a gift. It liberates us from the prison of self-preoccupation.”
~ John Ortberg
Kevin McCullough, Contemporary Music Director, piano
Call to Worship
When we think of God’s presence in the world, we are grateful:
Grateful for the presence of hope; grateful for the gift of life.
And when we think of God’s presence in our lives, we are humbled:
Humbled by the gift of grace; humbled by the invitation to begin again.
And when we think of God’s presence in this community, we are glad:
Glad to be surrounded by holy people worshipping our Holy God.
Thank you all; thank you, God.
Time for Kids
Pastor Kate Conolly
Gracious God, you call us to respond to your love with love. Accept these gifts we bring, and accept us that, together, we might be able to show your love and transform the lives of your people, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Sharing of Joys and Concerns
The Lord’s Prayer
Go now in peace,
for Christ has called you to live in peace
among your brothers and sisters in Christ.
Go now in courage,
for Christ has called you from the places of your life
to be agents of redemption and partners in healing.
Go now in joy and thanksgiving,
for Christ is our light!
Go now as one body,
to love and serve God as you love and serve the world!
– written by Elizabeth Dilley