Emmanuel United Methodist Church
Nancy C. Johnson, Pastor
All Saints Day November 1, 2020
A Service of the Word/Online Order of Worship
Gathering for Worship
WORDS OF WELCOME/ENTER THE LIGHT OF CHRIST (You may light a candle at home if you wish)
The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it!
The world and all those who live in it!
Fling wide the temple gates and open up the ancient doors.
We stretch out our hands and open our hearts. Our God is here!
God reaches out to comfort and forgive, to wipe away our tears, to make all things new.
We are God’s people, redeemed by the blood of Christ, saints who share in Christ’s ministry to all the world. Come, let us worship the Lord!
HYMN OF PRAISE Sing With All the Saints in Glory #702
OPENING PRAYER Lord of all creation, we bless your holy name today. Together with all the saints that surround your throne, we lift up our hearts in thanksgiving and praise for your gifts of love and grace in our lives, and in the lives of all those who have lived and died in the faith. We give thanks today for all your servants who have finished their course in this life and now rest from their labors. Give us grace to follow their steadfast example of faithfulness, to your honor and glory. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Proclaiming and Responding to God’s Word
THE EPISTLE LESSON I Timothy 2: 1-6
THE GOSPEL LESSON Mark 2: 1-5; 11-12
The Word of God for the people of God. Thanks be to God.
SERMON Praying Saints
PRAYER OF DISCIPLESHIP
NAMING OF THE SAINTS
REMEMBERING THE LORD’S SUPPER
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, forever. Amen.
HYMN OF DISCIPLESHIP Come Let Us Join Our Friends Above #709
Hymn Information: The hymns are from The United Methodist Hymnal (Nashville: The United Methodist Publishing House) 1989 as follows;
Sing with All the Saints in Glory, #702; Words: William J. Irons, 1873; Music: Ludwig van Beethoven, 1824; arr. Edward Hodges, 1864. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pErOUqyQ5_4 from Hymnsite.com: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqltdQsqXadVEIwSZOr8VoA.
Come Let Us Join Our Friends Above, #709; Words: Charles Wesley, 1759; Music: Trad. English melody; arr. Ralph V. Williams 1906; Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmVbVh0d6Cg
The Remembering the Lord’s Supper is adapted from Great Thanksgiving Four by Heather Murray Elkins in The Book of Offices and Services of The Order of Saint Luke, OSL Publications, 2012, pp. 22ff. Permission granted for reproduction in print or on the web by including this permission statement. ©2020 by The Order of Saint Luke. Prepared by Beth Fender, OSL; Elizabeth Moore, OSL; and Dwight Vogel, OSL