Service of Thanksgiving and Hope

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Below is a typical outline for a church general service of thanksgiving 

and hope. This type of service order may be used by any denomination and can also serve as a foundational outline which may or may not be modified.

The specific elements can be personalized by indicating the names or person who will be presenting and specifying the verses of the scripture and music titles. There are 2 different types of these services, and vary somewhat in the flow and content as you will note below:

A Service of Thanksgiving and Hope I

  • Prelude
  • Gathering
  • Greeting
  • Scripture Sentences
  • Hymn
  • Invocation
  • Proclamation
  • The Reading of Scripture
    Old Testament
    New Testament
  • Music
  • Thanksgiving for the Life of "Name of Loved One"
  • The Gospel
  • Music
  • Sermon
  • Commemoration
  • The Lord's Supper
  • Prayer of Thanksgiving
  • The Lord's Prayer of Affirmation of Fiath
  • Parting
  • Hymn
  • Song of Simeon and Benediction
  • Postlude

A Service of Thanksgiving and Hope II

  • Prelude
  • Greeting
  • Scripture Sentences
  • Invocation
  • Music
  • The Reading of Scripture
  • Thanksgiving for the Life of "Name of Loved One"
  • Prayer
  • Sermon
  • Music
  • Prayer and Benediction

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