Austin Preparatory School :: Spiritual Life :: Thanksgiving Prayer Services 2011

THANKSGIVING PRAYER SERVICES

GATHERING HYMN:  NOW THANK WE ALL OUR GOD  (NUN DANKET)

OPENING PRAYER

READING
   Middle School: Canticle of The Creatures by St. Francis of Assisi
   Freshmen and Sophomores: Iroquois Prayer for Thanksgiving
   Juniors and Seniors: Prayer of Thanksgiving

PSALM RESPONSE
   Middle School: Psalm 95: Let us sing for joy to the Lord.
   Freshmen and Sophomores: Psalm 111: I will give thanks to the Lord.
   Juniors and Seniors: Psalm 145: I will praise you, my God, for ever and ever.

GOSPEL: Matthew 22: 34-40
   God, self, neighbor

THANKSGIVING REFLECTION given by students

HYMN RESPONSE
   Middle School:  DONA NOBIS PACEM  (Grade 6)
   High School:  TIME FOR TURNING  (Craig Courtney)

PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION

CLOSING PRAYER

BLESSING

HYMN OF SENDING FORTH:  SIMPLE PRAISE (Craig Courtney)

Everyone in the Austin school community will attend one of three 20-minute Thanksgiving Prayer Services in the Chapel on Monday, November 21, Day 6A. Each service is designed for specific grade levels. Students will be in regular dress code.

The Austin Chorus under the direction of Mr. Stephen Williams will provide the music. Various students and faculty members will be lectors during the services.

 

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