63B – All Saints Day

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PSALM 24
The earth and its abundance is the Lord’s,
the world, and those living in it;
for he has founded it upon the seas,
and established it upon the rivers.

Who shall go up the hill of the LORD?
And who shall stand in his holy place?
The one who has clean hands and a pure heart,
who does not lift up their life to what is false,
and does not swear deceitfully.

Such a person will receive blessing from the LORD,
and vindication from the God of their salvation.
Such is the company of those who seek him,
who seek the face of the God of Jacob.

Lift up your heads, O gates!
and be lifted up, O everlasting doors!
that the King of glory may come in.

 
Who is the King of glory?
The LORD, strong and mighty, the LORD, mighty in battle.
Lift up your heads, O gates!
and be lifted up, O everlasting doors!
that the King of glory may come in.

Who is this King of glory?
The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory.
 
OFFERING
Gracious God,
you provide abundantly for our daily needs;
you surround and fill our lives with your Spirit.
Remembering the faithfulness
of those who have gone before us,
we give our lives anew
and these symbols of our daily living
to the life of your kingdom
and following the way of Jesus. Amen.

For use in worship, with acknowledgement. © Jeff Shrowder 2000, 2012.


A CREATIVE MOMENT – John 11:32-44
Some strips of cloth loosely folded on the Table together with a lighted candle (Mt. 5:16) and a small, shallow dish containing salt (Mt. 5:13) symbolising the baptism and witness of the saints remembered with thanks on this occasion.


THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
(A prayer to gather the spoken and silent concerns/joys/thanks expressed by the congregation and lead into a more structured Intercession with connection to the lections for the day. Sometimes this prayer borrows lightly from other sources e.g. Uniting in Worship 2 or publications of the Iona Community.)
 
Compassionate God, hear our joy and thanks
for the delights we have known this week.
Hear our cry for the weak, the lonely and the dispossessed.
And, as we remember the lives of those
of this community who have died in the past year,
pour out your Spirit
on those who bear the grief of that loss;
those whom we name on our lips and in our hearts;
and those whose troubles are known only to you;
that all may know your peace…
      (The Prayers of the People continue)


Looking for contemporary music and song resources?
Try David MacGregor’s Together to Celebrate
Or metrical psalms? Try Dale A. Schoening’s Sing the Psalms

HYMN SUGGESTIONS FOR ALL SAINTS DAY
Blessed be the everlasting God TIS 114  
Blest are the pure in heart TIS 448 AHB 34
Come, let us join our cheerful songs TIS 204 AHB 133
For all the saints who from thier labours rest TIS 455 AHB 384
Give me the wings of faith to rise TISS 438 AHB 360
God, we praise you, God, we bless you TIS 99 SA 40
Lord, you are the light of life to me TIS 261  
O what a gift, what a wonderful gift TIS 278 AHB 213
Rejoice in God’s saints, today and all days TIS 470 SA 73
Shout for joy! the Lord has let us feast TIS 545  
Through the Red Sea brought at last TIS 384  
We sing the praise of him who died TIS 347 AHB 262
Ye watchers and ye holy ones TIS 150 AHB 87
You holy angels bright TIS 108  
Your hand, O God, has guided TIS 456 AHB 389
   
Isaiah 25:6-9    
Come, my way, my truth, my life TIS 552 AHB 457
Here in this place new light is streaming TIS 474  
Here, gracious Lord, we see you face to face TIS 516 AHB 438
How firm a foundation, you people of God TIS 578 AHB 491
In praise of God meet duty and delight TIS 471 SA 50
Shout for joy! the Lord has let us feast TIS 545  
Since the world was young TIS 544  
   
Psalm 24    
All glory, praise and honour TIS 333 AHB 250
Colourful Creator, God of mystery TIS 190  
God is gone up on high TIS 371 AHB 293
God, whose farm is all creation TIS 159 AHB 94
Hail the day that sees him rise TIS 369 AHB 291
King of glory, king of peace TIS 201 AHB 129
Lift up your heads, you mighty gates TIS 267  
Prepare the royal highway TIS 346  
The King of glory comes, the nation rejoice TIS 279 AHB 212
The Lord’s is the earth and its fullness TIS 13 AHB 95
This is my Father’s world TIS 149 SA 87
Ye gates, lift up your heads on high TIS 12 AHB 286
   
Revelation 21:1-6a    
Be still, my soul: the Lord is on your side TIS 123 AHB 48
Christ is made the sure foundation TIS 432 AHB 343
In faith and hope and love TIS 628 AHB 555
Jesus, lover of my soul TIS 211 AHB 139
Lord Jesus, joy of loving hearts TIS 499 AHB 420
Made in God’s likeness, moved by the Spirit TIS 671 SA 65
Of the Father’s love begotten TIS 290 AHB 215
Rock of ages, cleft for me TIS 222 AHB 69
Spirit divine, attend our prayers TIS 406 AHB 377
The God of Abraham praise TIS 125 AHB 53
This is a day of new beginnings TIS 653  
This, this is the God we adore TIS 220 AHB 153
Wake, awake! for night is flying TIS 266 AHB 195
Where cross the crowded ways of life TIS 608 AHB 532
   
John 11:32-44    
Entered the holy place above TIS 374 AHB 296

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