Worship Sheet + Sunday, November 5, 2017 + All Saints Sunday
+ Celebrating the Saints of God +
Part One “What is a Saint?” + “Who are the Saints?”
(a) “To all of God’s beloved in Rome, who are called to be saints” – Romans 1.7
(b) “To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus,
called to be saints, together with all those who in every place call on the
name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours.”
The Apostle Paul + I Corinthians 1.2
*Let Us Sing Together - Hymn #712 “I Sing a Song of the Saints of God”
Hymn #405 “ Seek Ye First”
Part Two Worship, Informal Moments and Prayer
Choir Anthem “When We Get to Heaven Medley”
The Lord be with you & AND ALSO WITH YOU
Let us pray together as we sing together
(Faith We Sing, songbook #2244) (1) People need the Lord, people need the Lord, at the end
of broken dreams he’s the open door (2) People need the Lord, people need the Lord,
when will we realize people need the Lord.”
Reception of our Tithes & Offerings
Important: Please use the blue insert to write the names of the saints that you would like to remember.
Offering Response (Hymnal #94) “Doxology with Alleluias”
*Let Us Sing Together – Hymnal #708 “Rejoice in God’s Saints”
Part Three “We Pause to Remember and Give Thanks!”
The Congregation is invited to share names of the saints of God by lifting up the name!
The bell of remembrance will toll for each name.
Generous and gracious God, we give you thanks for those who have gone before us, who now belong to the communion of saints. We thank you for ordinary persons with laughter in their eyes and kindness in their deeds. We thank you for common ones with compassionate hearts and listening ears. We thank you for the holy ones who saw light in the midst of darkness and potential when others saw dead ends. We thank you for strong ones who remained faithful in times of crisis, who endured suffering yet remained joyous, who fought for justice when they could have chosen comfort. Help us walk in the shadow of the saints who go before us, now and always. Amen.
Let Us Sing Together – Hymnal #711 – For All the Saints”
Part Four “We Are Invited to Break Bread at the Lord’s Table”
Scripture Lesson The Gospel Lesson Luke 22.14-20
“When the hour came Jesus took his place at the table, and the apostles with him. Jesus said to them,
I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover meal with you before I suffer; for I tell you, I will
not eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.
Then Jesus took a cup and after giving thanks he said, Take this and divide it among yourselves
for I tell you that from now on I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom
of God comes. Then Jesus took a loaf of bread and when he had given thanks , he
broke it and gave it to them saying, This is my body which is given for you.
Do this in remembrance of me. And he did the same with the cup after
Supper saying, This cup that is poured out for you, is the new
covenant in my blood.”
Scripture Lesson The Epistle Lesson I Corinthians 12.23-26
The Apostle Paul wrote “For I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord
Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks,
he broke it and said, This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.
In the same way Jesus took the cup also, after supper saying, This cup is the new
covenant in my blood. Do this as often as you drink it in remembrance of
me. For as often as you eat the bread and drink the cup you proclaim
the Lord’s death until he comes.”
Leader: This is the word from our Holy Scriptures for the people of God.
Congregation: Thanks be to God. Amen.
Consecration of the Bread and the Wine
Invitation to the Table of the Lord
We have set the Table but Jesus is the “host.” He is the one who invites all, regardless of church or denominational background or any other human separation that humans have established.
All are welcome at the Table of our Lord.
Communion of the Faithful
Please come at the direction of the ushers by the center aisle returning by the side aisle where you are sitting. You may stand or kneel. Your response to receiving the Communion elements is as
simple as “thanks be to God.”
Unison Prayer After All Have Communed (Unison)
Most Holy God, we have accepted the invitation of Jesus to come to his Table. We had eaten and we are well fed. There is food left over. Your love, mercy, grace and peace never end. Feed us that we might feed others. Touch us that we might touch others in your name. Bless us that we might be a blessing for others. Send us back into the world that you have created which is often broken by how we live our lives where we will share the “good news” to all. In your most holy name. Amen and Amen.
Taking the Light of Jesus into the World
Let us Sing Together – Hymnal #389 – “Freely, Freely”