This evening’s worship begins with Pastor Mike honoring President Abraham Lincoln for declaring a National Thanksgiving. Prayers in unison this evening will be:
Lord of the nations, guide people everywhere by your Spirit to go forward in justice and freedom. Give us what outward prosperity may be your will, but above all things give us faith in you, that our nation may bring glory to your name and blessings to all peoples; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen!
And the service ending with:
Almighty God, you have given us this good land as our heritage. Help us to always remember your grace and generosity. When times are prosperous, let our hearts be thankful. In troubled times, let our hearts be thankful. In you O God we trust. Amen!
• Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address
• Hymn “Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory”
• Benediction and Retiring of the Flag