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All Saints Sunday by Helga Sen
All Saints Sunday by Helga Sen

Artist: Helga Sen


Kyrie: Pg. 184 ELW

Thanksgiving for Baptism:

Joined to Christ in the waters of Baptism, we are clothed with God’s mercy and forgiveness. Let us Give Thanks for the gift of baptism.

We give you thanks O God, for in the beginning, you created us and placed us in a well-watered garden. In the desert, you promised pools of water for the parched, and you gave us water from the rock. When we did not know the way, you sent the Good Shepherd to lead us to still waters. On this day, you shower us again with the water of life.

Gathering Hymn: Shall we Gather at the River ELW 423

Prayer of the Day:

Let us pray together the prayer of the day.

Almighty God, you have knit your people together in one communion through your son. Grant us grace to follow the blessed saints in loves of faith and compassion, and to know the joys you have prepared for all in the time of rekindled relationships. We pray in Jesus Name,



First Reading: Daniel 7:1-3,15-18

Response to Reading: Word of God, Word of life, Thanks be to God.

Psalm 149 (Read Responsively)

Sing to the Lord a new song,
    his praise in the assembly of the faithful.
Let Israel be glad in its Maker;
    let the children of Zion rejoice in their King.

Let them praise his name with dancing,
    making melody to him with tambourine and lyre.
For the Lord takes pleasure in his people;
    he adorns the humble with victory.
Let the faithful exult in glory;
    let them sing for joy on their couches.

Gospel Acclamation:  This is the Air I Breathe.

This is the air I breathe; this is the air I breathe,

your holy presence living in me.

This is my daily bread, this is my daily bread, 

your holy word spoken in me.

And I, I’m desperate for you. And I, I’m lost without you.

This is the air I breathe; this is the air I breathe.

Gospel: Luke 6:20-22, 27-31

Response: Glory to you, O Lord.

Response to Reading: The Gospel of the Lord, Praise to you, O Christ.


Remembrance of All Saints:

Let us remember all the saints before God.

We praise and bless you, O Holy Trinity. You have taught your church that it is an ageless communion of saints. We thank you for gathering those who have gone before. Prepare a place for us among those who are already with you. Help us remember them as an encouragement to live compassionately, inviting us to love, in anticipation of an eternal reunion. With them we praise and bless you.

Reading of the names as a chime is rung

On this All Saints’ Sunday, we especially remember those who have died this past year:

Waltraud Stahl                   Frances Wonnick

Roger Philipp                      Sushil Sen

John Miller                          Harry Hansen

Ingeburg Weber                Ingetrud Nugent

Gary Bechtel                       Marlene Walker

Bill Leonhardt                    Arthur Finkbeiner

Arlene Thompson

We are asked to also remember the following:

Neil Ryder

Brothers Bob, Paul and Larry

All remembered by Bev Ryder and Family

Mike Byron and Edith Wolfe

Remembered by Ginny and Paul Byron

Ted Willmot

Paul Cherwinski

Adrian Harford

Remembered by Shayla, Glen and Grace

Audrey Bowman, Ken Weiss, Ken Boshart

Remembered by Dorothy Emmerson

Singing of Hymn #426 Sing With All the Saints in Glory, during which anyone in the congregation may go to the front to light a candle in memory of loved ones they are remembering

Dialogue After Candle Lighting:

Jesus Says “Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me for I am gentle and humble of Heart,

And you will find rest for your souls

for my yoke is easy, and my burden is light

and you will find rest for your souls.”

Hymn of the Day: ELW 728 Blest are They

Prayers of Intercession:

Response to “Hear us, O God:” Your Mercy is Great

Lord’s Prayer: p.134

Sharing of the Peace: The Peace of Christ be with you all.

                                                 And Also with you.


Offertory Hymn: ELW 182

The Great Thanksgiving:

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 our thanks and praise.


Sending Hymn: Give Thanks for Saints ELW 428


A: Our Trust is with God, Go in Peace, share the Good News!

Thanks be to God, Alleluia!


Monday November 7: BIBLE STUDY at 2 pm

Wednesday November 9: Food Pantry

Wednesday November 9: Parish Council at 7pm

Sunday November 13:  LAMP Sunday

You may donate to LAMP through your offering envelope or at the social time after the service

TODAY WE ARE PRAYING FOR:  Isabel Neeb, Eberhard Poelzl, Grace Mueller, Marlene Sams and Ruby, Gladys Souliere, David Neumann, Stephen Kovacs, Jennifer Cherewka, Patty Davis, Maya James,
Miranda, Joan and Jackie.

COFFEE HOUR TODAY downstairs following the service.

CARNATIONS:  You may take a carnation with you today at the end of the service to remember a loved one.