63B – All Saints Day

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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.
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.

(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

Blessed be the everlasting God TIS 114
Blest are the pure in heart TIS 448
Come, let us join our cheerful songs TIS 204
For all the saints who from thier labours rest TIS 455
Give me the wings of faith to rise TISS 438
God, we praise you, God, we bless you TIS 99
Lord, you are the light of life to me TIS 261
O what a gift, what a wonderful gift TIS 278
Rejoice in God’s saints, today and all days TIS 470
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
Ye watchers and ye holy ones TIS 150
You holy angels bright TIS 108
Your hand, O God, has guided TIS 456
Isaiah 25:6-9  
Come, my way, my truth, my life TIS 552
Here in this place new light is streaming TIS 474
Here, gracious Lord, we see you face to face TIS 516
How firm a foundation, you people of God TIS 578
In praise of God meet duty and delight TIS 471
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
Colourful Creator, God of mystery TIS 190
God is gone up on high TIS 371
God, whose farm is all creation TIS 159
Hail the day that sees him rise TIS 369
King of glory, king of peace TIS 201
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
The Lord’s is the earth and its fullness TIS 13
This is my Father’s world TIS 149
Ye gates, lift up your heads on high TIS 12
Revelation 21:1-6a  
Be still, my soul: the Lord is on your side TIS 123
Christ is made the sure foundation TIS 432
In faith and hope and love TIS 628
Jesus, lover of my soul TIS 211
Lord Jesus, joy of loving hearts TIS 499
Made in God’s likeness, moved by the Spirit TIS 671
Of the Father’s love begotten TIS 290
Rock of ages, cleft for me TIS 222
Spirit divine, attend our prayers TIS 406
The God of Abraham praise TIS 125
This is a day of new beginnings TIS 653
This, this is the God we adore TIS 220
Wake, awake! for night is flying TIS 266
Where cross the crowded ways of life TIS 608
John 11:32-44  
Entered the holy place above TIS 374

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