Home Worship All Saints Day November 1, 2020

22nd Sunday after Pentecost or Proper 26, November 1, 2020

THE GATHERING

Gathering Music Hymn #769 “For Everyone Born”          

Welcome and Announcements    

Prelude: “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God” arr. by John Purifoy

Call to Worship 

O give thanks to the Lord, who is good.

God’s steadfast love endures forever!

Let the redeemed of the Lord say so:

God’s steadfast love endures forever!

Let us join the chorus of creation; let us raise our voices in resounding praise.

Let everything that breathes worship and praise the Lord!

In this we pray together:

Prayer of the Day    

Most astounding God, you lead us through deserts and grant us safe crossings. You save us from trouble and deliver us from distress. You satisfy our hunger and quench our thirst with righteousness and mercy. When we lose our way, you pull us back to you and overwhelm us with love. All honor and glory are yours, our master, our teacher, our friend. Amen.

Hymn of Praise: #730 “I Sing a Song of the Saints of God”

Invitation to Healing

God turns the desert into pools of water, a barren sandy waste into fields of wildflowers. God knows every hair upon our heads – whether a lot or a little – let us reach out to our Maker and confess our need for wholeness.

Prayer of Wholeness

Lord God, only you are holy. Yet we imagine that we are righteous, excusing our own faults while pointing out those of others. We are quick to lay burdens upon our neighbors but slow to help them with their own. We take credit and give blame. In spite of the grace you have shown to us, we are slow to show mercy. Forgive us, O God of mercy, and cause us to serve you with joy and thanksgiving once more. Specifically, help me to show mercy to/with…

Please continue in silent prayer, followed by prayerful song:

Hymn of Petition #286: “Breathe on Me, Breath of God” ~ Dulcimers

Assurance of God’s Presence and Passing of the Peace

Friends, believe this Good News: God is One and God is Three – Love constantly flowing in, out, and through; the gift of Jesus Christ for me and for you. For this we say: Thanks be to God!

Since God has loved us through Christ, let us love one another. Please share a sign of peace.

Sung Response: Hymn #623 “I’ve Got Peace like a River” ~ Guitar and Ukulele

Celebrating Joys: Where we have seen God at work

Sung Response: Hymn #110 “Love Has Come” ~ Guitar

THE WORD

Prayer of Illumination:

God of all wisdom, give us your Word and send us your Spirit so that we may know – nay, so we may become – Christ in the world today.  Amen.

Hebrew Prophet: Micah 3:5-12

“The Word of the Lord” “Thanks be to God”

Reading from the Psalms: Psalm 34:1-14

“The Word of the Lord” “Thanks be to God”

Gospel Reading: Matthew 23:1-12

“The Gospel of the Lord” “Praise to you O Christ”

Reflection: Touching Soul~ Pastor Scott Crane

Please spend several moments in silent reflection

RESPONSE TO THE WORD

Hymn of Response and Affirmation of Faith: #481 “I Believe in God … ”

Feel free to change the text for more inclusive language, i.e.: “Maker” for “Father”

Intercessory Prayers of the People ~ adapted from Iona Abby followed by the Lord’s Prayer. Call and response: “Lord in your mercy,” “Hear our prayers.” Text for the Lord’s Prayer p. 35 (p.40, Español) “…debts…debtors…” in Hymnal

Invitation to Present Our Offerings

On this All Saints Day, O God, whether we have much or only a little, we are grateful we can share our daily bread in ways that all might yet be fed. As we have received, so now we give.

Members, friends, and guests: Church expenses total roughly $1900 a month. Thank you for your commitment and your generosity. Please make checks out to First Presbyterian Church of Trout Lake, PO Box 210, Trout Lake, WA 98650. Contact troutlakechurch@gmail.com for Membership inquiries.

Thanksgiving Offering with Song: Hymn #507 “Come to the Table of Grace” ~ Dulcimers

CELEBRATION OF THE LORD’S SUPPER

Invitation to the Lord’s Table

This is the joyful feast of the people of God!

People will come from north and south and from east and west to sit at table in the kingdom of God.

According to Luke, when our risen Lord was at table with his disciples, he took bread, blessed and broke, and gave it to them.

Their eyes were opened, and they recognized him.

This is the Lord’s table.  Our Savior invites those who trust him to share the feast that he has prepared.

Great Thanksgiving

The Lord be with you.  And also with you.  Lift up your hearts.  We lift them up to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.  It is right to give our thanks and praise.

How can we thank you, O God?  For sun and moon and stars, for breath and life and all things good, for your steadfast promise and your faithful love, for the day that is surely coming when all things will be made new. With saints, with angels, and with the whole creation, we join the ancient and eternal hymn:

Hymn #552 “Holy, Holy, Holy”

We give you thanks, Holy God, for Jesus, who came to be your living Word, to baptize us with Spirit and fire, to feed the hungry, to humble the mighty, and to announce the good news of your coming realm.  With thanksgiving, we remember how, when the hour had come, Jesus took his place at the table with the apostles. Then Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, this is my body, which is given for you.  Do this in remembrance of me.  After supper, he took a cup, saying, this cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.  I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.

Hymn #553 “Christ Has Died; Christ Is Risen”

Pour out your Holy Spirit upon us – this bread, this cup, these people – Christ’s body and blood, given in love for the world.  Make us one in the Spirit, one in the church, and one with Christ our Lord. Together, we pray:

Make us gentle, joyful, thankful people, serving our neighbors, worshiping you alone.  Keep us in the peace of Christ until you gather us at your table in glory.

Through Christ, with Christ, in Christ, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory and honor are yours, almighty God, now and forever.

Amen!

All has been prepared and the table awaits.  These are the gifts of God for the people of God.

Thanks be to God.

Communion of the People

Please break bread with whom you are worshiping; offer one another Christ in bread and cup.

Prayer following Communion 

Let us pray together:

We give you thanks, Lord Jesus Christ, for the gifts of grace we have received from your hand.  Now send us forth to reflect your light, proclaiming your saving death and resurrection until you come again in glory.  Amen.

SENDING

Closing Hymn #757 “Today We All Are Called to Be Disciples”

Blessing and Charge

Congregational Song Hymn #188 “Jesus Loves Me!” 

Questions for Reflection

Each day this week, look for one example of exquisite humility exercised by someone (a family member, friend, neighbor, stranger, yourself) and meditate on what it means that the one who is humble is the greatest among us.

Household Prayer: Morning

You have made the day, O God, to be a sign of your light, showering Earth with clarity and gladness. I thank you for this day, asking only that in all that I do and say, your joy in this world will shine through; in Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

Household Prayer: Evening

For rest and quiet, you have made the night, O God. This day’s activity has slowed, and your people prepare for a time to dream. I thank you for all that has transpired in these last hours and for the assurance that with sleep will come. Thank you as well for your presence and guardianship. Bless this night, in the name of eternal goodness: Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.

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2 Responses to Home Worship All Saints Day November 1, 2020

  1. MicheleMariePoetry says:

    So much to pray on and reflect on this post. I love, “Each day this week, look for one example of exquisite humility exercised by someone (a family member, friend, neighbor, stranger, yourself) and meditate on what it means that the one who is humble is the greatest among us…” Will do!

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