Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost--November 1, 2020--All Saints Day

Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost

All Saints Day

November 1, 2020



Call to Worship

One: God, send your light and truth as we gather to worship.
All: May they lead us to your holy presence.
One: Let us bless the Lord at all times;
All: God’s praise will always be on our lips.
One: Magnify the Lord in all ways;
All: We will lift up God’s name in worship and service.

Opening Prayer

Hymn                                         O Lord My God (How Great Thou Art)

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession

God of courage and commitment, we confess that we have not followed the path you set before us. Discomfort and fear hold us back from fully embracing your gift of new life. Our anxieties prevent us from bearing witness to your love. Forgive us, O God. Give us courage that we may be your saints in our own time, faithfully following Your will, no matter the cost.

Assurance of Pardon

Gloria Patri

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.  Amen, Amen.

Passing the Peace of Christ 

ONE: Since Christ has extended to us the peace of God, let us, as his disciples, spread his peace to others. The peace of Christ be with you.
ALL: And also with you.
ONE: We are now going to check to see who is with us this morning as our way of sharing Christ’s peace.
Prayer for Illumination

New Testament Reading Hebrews 12:1-2

Special Music                        For All the Saints                  Choir

Epistle Reading 1 Corinthians 15: 51-57 

Message                                   Great Cloud of Witnesses   

Hymn of Response             Swing Low, Sweet Chariot                           (verses 1 and 2)


Invitation to the Table

Great Prayer of Thanksgiving

The Lord’s Prayer (Debts)

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 debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever.  Amen. 

The Communion of the People

Prayer After Communion                           

Communion Hymn               Swing Low, Sweet Chariot                           (verses 3 and 4)

Prayer for the Remembrance of the Saints

Bob Cassel
Troy McCroury
Doretta Harmon
Zovie Lair
Winnie German

Affirmation of Faith             Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, And sitteth on the right hand Of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.  I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting.  Amen.

Stewardship Moment

Prayer of Thanksgiving for our Blessings


Praise God from whom all blessings flow; praise Him, all creatures here below; praise Him above, ye heavenly host; praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen

Closing Hymn                        Lift High the Cross