Sermon Title: “Purpose of Parables”
Scripture: Jeremiah 23:1-6; Mark 4:1-20
Choral Anthem: “Anthem of Thanksgiving” Arranged by Jay Althouse
Director: Linda Giles, Pianist: Dot Hogan, Trumpeter: Stephanie Moehlenkamp
Now thank we all our God with heart and hands and voices. Who wondrous things hath done, in Whom the world rejoices. We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing; He chastens and hastens His will to make known. The wicked oppressing now cease from distressing, sing praises to His name; He forgets not His own. Beside us to guide us, our God with us joining, ordaining, maintaining His kingdom divine. So from the beginning the fight we were winning; Thou, Lord, was at our side, all glory be Thine. Come, ye thankful people come; raise the song of harvest home. All is safely gathered in ere the winter storms begin. God, our Maker, doth provide for our wants to be supplied; come to God’s own temple, come, raise the song of harvest home. Now thank we all our God. We thank You, O God.