Thanksgiving for Inside and Outside Healing


November 19, 2017, worship service at Christ United Methodist Church in Marietta, Ohio, Pastor Don Archer speaking on Luke 17:11-19, Jesus heals the ten men with leprosy.

November 19, 2017

Bible Text: Luke 17:11-19 |

Call to Worship

L: Come! Share the joy of the Lord!

P: Delight in God’s goodness!

L: Come, let us worship God who entrusts us with so much.

P: Lord, make us worthy of your love. Amen.

Opening Prayer

Giving and forgiving God, you created the good earth and blessed it. Give us glad and generous hearts, that we may rejoice and give thanks for the abundance of your creation, the depths of your mercy, and your care for all. Amen.

Old Testament Reading

Psalm 123

To you I lift up my eyes, O you who are enthroned in the heavens!

As the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God, until he has mercy upon us.

Have mercy upon us, O Lord, have mercy upon us, for we have had more than enough of contempt.

Our soul has had more than its fill of the scorn of those who are at ease, of the contempt of the proud.

Gospel Reading

Luke 17:11-19

On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him. Keeping their distance, they called out, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” When he saw them, he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were made clean. Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice. He prostrated himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him. And he was a Samaritan. Then Jesus asked, “Were not ten made clean? But the other nine, where are they? Was none of them found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” Then he said to him, “Get up and go on your way; your faith has made you well.”

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