A Thanksgiving Idea

PSALM 136 Responsive Reading
LEADER: Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good.
PEOPLE: His faithful love endures forever.
Give thanks to the God of gods.
His faithful love endures forever.
Give thanks to the Lord of lords.
His faithful love endures forever.
He alone does great wonders.
His faithful love endures forever.
He made the heavens skillfully.
His faithful love endures forever.
He spread the land on the waters.
His faithful love endures forever.
He made the great lights:
His faithful love endures forever.
the sun to rule by day,
His faithful love endures forever.
the moon and stars to rule by night.
His faithful love endures forever.
He remembered us in our humiliation
His faithful love endures forever.
and rescued us from our foes.
His faithful love endures forever.
He gives food to every creature.
His faithful love endures forever.
Give thanks to the God of heaven!
TOGETHER: His faithful love endures forever!

AFTER THAT, HAVE EACH PERSON GO AROUND THE CIRCLE AND SAY SOMETHING THEY ARE THANKFUL FOR AND EVERYBODY RESPOND BY SAYING, “HIS FAITHFUL LOVE ENDURES FOREVER.”

ONE OF OUR FAMILY TRADITIONS WHEN I WAS GROWING UP WAS TO TAKE A WALK TOGETHER AFTER WE ATE BEFORE DESSERT! IT’S A BEAUTIFUL TIME OF THE YEAR TO THANK GOD FOR HIS CREATION AND ALL THE COLORS OF THE LEAVES!

ANOTHER IDEA I RAN ACROSS TODAY IS TO HAVE EACH PERSON WRITE DOWN SOMETHING THEY ARE THANKFUL FOR AND PUT IT IN A JAR AS THEY ARRIVE

THEN AFTER DINNER, PASS AROUND THE JAR AND HAVE EACH PERSON TAKE OUT ONE OF THE THINGS PEOPLE HAVE WRITTEN AND TRY TO GUESS WHOSE IT IS.

I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO TRYING THIS OUT THIS WEEK AS WE HAVE A FAIRLY LARGE GROUP OF PEOPLE COMING AND SEVERAL KIDS.

FEEL FREE TO BE CREATIVE AND SEE WHAT YOU CAN DO TO MAKE THIS A SPECIAL TIME THIS YEAR.

LET’S BE THANKFUL FOR ALL THE LORD HAS DONE FOR US THIS YEAR!

Colossians 3:17 – “And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”

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