In-person worship: October 4 & 18
Worship via CTV: October 11 & 25
Church building access by appointment only
We are delighted to share with you the Thanksgiving Sunday (October 11) broadcast featuring inspirational music with special guest, vocalist Corey Linforth, and organist Peter Nikiforuk, prayers including requests from across the country, readings, a message, and the celebration of Holy Communion.
Corey Linforth is a Kitchener based soprano who sings a wide range of repertoire, but specializes in oratorio. In the past couple years, she has appeared as a soloist with The Talisker Players, The Annex Singers, Spiritus Ensemble, Guelph Chamber Choir, and many more. Corey also worked as a choral lead, music director, and organist in churches from over ten years, most recently for St. Andrew’s Hespeler Presbyterian.
We offer these worship elements for you to use this day or at your convenience; the timeline is listed below so you can jump to the pieces that are helpful for you. Hymn numbers are for Evangelical Lutheran Worship.
Blessing on your worship!
0:00 BROADCAST INTRO
3:00 MUSIC 1 693 Come Ye Thankful People, Come
6:24 MUSIC 2 Somebody Bigger than You and I (Lang, Heath, Burke)
9:12 READING Deuteronomy 8:7-18
11:11 MUSIC 3 508 As Rain from the Clouds
14:12 READING Psalm 65
16:04 MUSIC 4 Now Robed in Cool Refreshing Green from Creation (Haydn)
21:27 GOSPEL Luke 17:11-19
22:48 MUSIC 5 Te Deum (Bedard)
References: Dear Abby/Jeanne Phillips (via sfgate.com); James Wilde, Hilary Hayden, eds (Liturgical Conference); Barbara Brown Taylor (The Preaching Life); Jake Owensby (Looking for God in Messy Places); Michel Foucault (social constructivism/various)
39:39 MUSIC 6 Dank sei Dir, Herr (Siegfried Ochs)
46:09 MUSIC 7 694 Sing to the Lord of Harvest
This communion liturgy has been crafted and adapted from a variety of sources and authors, and spans several denominations and continents. See: Thom Shuman (lectionary liturgies); Bread and Wine Online (pmphillips); Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church: Eucharistic Prayer for the Global Pandemic (Rev Lane Cotton, Rev Juan Huertas); Scattered and Gathered (Simon Woodman); Evangelical Lutheran Worship; St. Bride’s Holy Communion (Miranda Threllfall-Holmes); Online Communion for Palm Sunday (Rev Maren C. Tirabassi)
54:07 MUSIC 8 879 For the Beauty of the Earth
56:53 BENEDICTION, THANK YOU, and EXTRO
Church building access is limited by appointment only
In-person worship on October 4 & 18
Worship via CTV October 11 & 25
News & Views
Church building closed. All programming and in-person worship suspended. Peace, friends. This is a challenging time. People and governments across the world are taking unprecedented steps to contain