Nov. 1, 2020 – All Saints Day

Opening Hymn: For all the saints Litany for All Saints’ Day

Litany continues, with congregation responding “Have mercy upon us.”

The Collect of the Day
A Reading from Revelation Response after the reading: Thanks be to God. Psalm 34:1-10, 22, read responsively by whole verse

O God, our mighty tower, Creator of Heaven and Earth, Have mercy upon us. O God, our Redeemer, who died and rose again, Have mercy upon us.
O God, our Comforter, who strengthens all the faithful, Have mercy upon us. Holy Trinity, undivided, One God, Have mercy upon us.

Son of God, we beseech you to hear us. Son of God, we beseech you to hear us. Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, Have mercy upon us.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, Have mercy upon us.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, Grant us your peace.

I will bless the Lord at all times; * his praise shall ever be in my mouth.

I will glory in the Lord; * let the humble hear and rejoice.

Proclaim with me the greatness of the Lord; * let us exalt his Name together.

I sought the Lord, and he answered me * and delivered me out of all my terror.

Look upon him and be radiant, * and let not your faces be ashamed.

I called in my affliction and the Lord heard me * and saved me from all my troubles.

The angel of the Lord encompasses those who fear him, * and he will deliver them.

Taste and see that the Lord is good; * happy are they who trust in him!

Fear the Lord, you that are his saints, * for those who fear him lack nothing.

The young lions lack and suffer hunger, * but those who seek the Lord lack nothing that is good.

The Lord ransoms the life of his servants, * and none will be punished who trust in him.

A Reading from the First Letter of John Response after the reading: Thanks be to God. The Holy Gospel of our Savior Jesus Christ according to Matthew

Glory to you, O Christ.

The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, O Christ.

The Sermon

A few moments of silence follow the sermon.

The Peace

The Rev. Cathy Boyd

The Great Thanksgiving Eucharistic Prayer A

The Lord be with you. And also with you.
Lift up your hearts. We lift them to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give God thanks and praise.
It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give thanks to you, Father Almighty . . . (Eucharistic Prayer continues) . . . who for ever sing this hymn to proclaim the glory of your Name:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.
(Eucharistic Prayer continues) . . . Therefore we proclaim the mystery of faith:
Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again.
(Eucharistic Prayer continues) . . . all honor and glory is yours, Almighty Father, now and for ever. AMEN.

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

Alleluia. Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us;

Therefore let us keep the feast. Alleluia.

At Communion Deep River sung by Alan Melton

Post-communion Prayer

Eternal God, heavenly Father, you have graciously accepted us as living members of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ, and you have fed us with spiritual food in the Sacrament of his Body and Blood. Send us now into the world in peace, and grant us strength and courage to love and serve you with gladness and singleness of heart; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Blessing for All Saints’ Day Response after each part: Amen.
Closing Hymn: I sing a song of the saints of God
Dismissal Let us go forth into the world, rejoicing in the power of the Spirit. Thanks be to God!

The altar flowers are given by Steve and Barbara Staples to honor all who have been impacted by Covid-19.

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