Ben Calf Robe School's

Thanksgiving Celebration 2005

October 7, 2005

We Thank You Creator

Processional Hymn: Song of the Earth (on intercom)

Opening Song: Thank You Song (Sister Henrietta's)

Welcome: Mr. Richardson

Today we come together, as a school family, to give thanks to the Creator for the many gifts and blessings He has given to each of us, in the world.

As we celebrate and remember these gifts of life, let us all be thankful that we have them, and that we need to treasure and take care of them…for our future and the future of our planet, Mother Earth.

Let us now begin our Thanksgiving celebration... In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit...AMEN

First Reading: Mrs. Sayegh
A reading from the Holy Bible ……………… Psalm 100

Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth.
Serve the Lord with gladness;
Come before Him with joyful singing.
Know that the Lord Himself is God;
It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
Enter His gates with thanksgiving And His courts with praise.
Give thanks to Him, bless His name.
For the Lord is good;
His lovingkindness is everlasting And His faithfulness to all generations.

This is the word of the Lord………………………………..Thanks Be To God

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia

Gospel: Father Jim/Mr.Groton
A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew 12:33-37
Glory to You Lord Jesus Christ

To have good fruit you must have a healthy tree; if you have a poor tree, you will have bad fruit. A tree is known by the kind of fruit it bears.
How can you say good things when you are evil?
For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.
A good person brings good things out of his treasure of good things; a bad person brings bad things out of his treasure of bad things. You can be sure on Judgement Day everyone will have to give account of every useless word he as ever spoken. Your words will be used to judge you – to declare you either innocent or guilty.

This is the Gospel of the Lord
Praise to You Lord Jesus Christ

Song: Let Us Thank the Lord Our God

Prayers of the Faithful/Intentions:

After each intention our response will be:

We thank you Creator

- For the gifts of clean air, water, and plants and animals.

- For the gifts of food, shelter, clothing and good health.

- For the gifts of our families, our friends, and the many peoples of our world.

- For the gifts of faith, hope, love and trust in the Creator.

- For the gifts of healing, understanding, and working towards peace everywhere in the world.

CREE - For the gifts of learning, working, helping and sharing with each other, at Ben Calf Robe School.

Jr. High - For the gifts of the Earth, our home, Mary, our Mother in Heaven, Jesus our Savior, and the Creator of all, and of everything.

Closing Prayer: Mrs. Monteith

Dear God,
Thank you for all our many blessings that You have given each of us. May we always remember to treat these with respect, and take care of our special gifts.

Creator you are so loving and generous with us, may we learn to be loving and generous with each other, and live as you want us to live; in thanks, in peace, in hope and in love.

This we ask in God's name...
In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit......AMEN

Closing Song: Thank You Lord

Let Us Thank the Lord our God

(sung to the tune of Where Have All The Flowers Gone?)

Let Us Thank the Lord our God for all creation
Let Us Thank the Lord our God for this our land
Let Us Thank the Lord our God for He has made us free
Through Christ our Brother
Through Christ our Lord……….. and King

Let Us Thank the Lord our God for this feast of love
Let Us Thank the Lord our God for this His bread
Let Us Thank the Lord our God for giving us His Son
Who’s Christ our Brother
Who’s Christ our Lord…………. and King

Let Us Thank the Lord our God for one another
Let Us Thank the Lord our God for one and all
Let Us Thank the Lord our God for in them is the life
Of Christ our Brother
Of Christ our Lord……………… and King

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