All Saints Day                                                                     November6, 2022

Today’s Theme for Worship: We feebly struggle; they in glory shine. This week, we thank God for those members of the communion of saints who have gone before us and now enjoy everlasting life. Their example encourages us as we patiently wait to join them.

Hymn: 886 Blessed Are They

Ref  Blessèd are they which are called,
blessèd are they which are called,
blessèd are they which are called
to the marriage feast of the Lamb.


1     Multitudes, clothed in white robes,
from ev’ry nation and tongue,
stood before God and the Lamb
at the marriage feast of the Lamb. (v. 2)


2     They’ll neither hunger nor thirst,
death, sorrow, pain vanquished now,
God wipes all tears from their eyes
by the marriage feast of the Lamb. (v. 3)


3     Blessing and honor, they cry,
unto the Lamb that was slain,
redeeming us with his blood
in the marriage feast of the Lamb. (Refrain)


4     Servant, saint, martyr at rest,
sanctified, ransomed, restored,
thund’rously sing a new song
of the marriage feast of the Lamb. (v. 5)


5     Worthy are you, Lamb of God,
to receive glory and praise.
Alleluia and amen
for the marriage feast of the Lamb! (Refrain)



In the name of the Father and of the T Son and of the Holy Spirit.



If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.

If we confess our sins, God is faithful and just
    and will forgive us our sins
    and purify us from all unrighteousness.


Let us confess our sins to the Lord.

Holy God, gracious Father,
    I am sinful by nature
        and have sinned against you in my thoughts, words, and actions.
    I have not loved you with my whole heart;
    I have not loved others as I should.
        I deserve your punishment both now and forever.
    But Jesus, my Savior, paid for my sins
        with his innocent suffering and death.
    Trusting in him, I pray: God, have mercy on me, a sinner.


Our gracious Father in heaven has been merciful to us. He sent his only Son, Jesus Christ, who gave his life as the atoning sacrifice for the sins of the whole world. Therefore, as a called servant of Christ and by his authority, I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the T Son and of the Holy Spirit.


Lord, Have Mercy

In peace let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.


For the peace from above and for our salvation, let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.


For the peace of the whole world, for the well-being of the Church of God, and for the unity of all, let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.


For this holy house and for all who offer here their worship and praise, let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.


Help, save, comfort, and defend us, gracious Lord.


Glory to God in the Highest

Refrain: Glory to God in the highest, and peace to his people on earth.


Lord God, heavenly King, almighty God and Father, we worship you, we give you thanks, we praise you for your glory.    Refrain


Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, Lord God, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us. You are seated at the right hand of the Father; receive our prayer.    Refrain


For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord, you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit in the glory of God the Father. Amen. Amen.    Refrain


The Word

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.



Prayer of the Day: All Saints

Let us pray.


Almighty God, you have knit your people together into one holy Church, the body of Christ our Lord. Grant us grace to follow the example of your blessed saints in lives of faith and willing service and with them at last inherit the inexpressible joys that you have prepared for those who love you; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.



First Reading: Revelation 21:1–6

1Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, because the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. And the sea no longer existed. 2And I saw the Holy City, the New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

3And from the throne I heard a loud voice that said, “Look! God’s dwelling is with people. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them, and he will be their God. 4He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain, because the former things have passed away.”

5The one who was seated on the throne said to me, “Look, I am making everything new!” He also said, “Write, for these words are trustworthy and true.” 6And he said to me:

It is done.

I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End.

To anyone who is thirsty,

I will give freely from the spring of the water of life.

Psalm of the Day: 149A Sing to the LORD, Sing a New Song

Ref  Sing to the LORD, sing a new song. Alleluia! Praise the LORD!


1     Sing praise to the LORD, come sing a new song;
amid all the saints God’s praises prolong;
let Israel be glad in their Maker and sing,
let all Zion’s people rejoice in their King. (Refrain)


2     With timbrel and harp and joyful acclaim,
with dancing and song give praise to God’s name;
for God in the faithful great pleasure will seek,
with robes of salvation adorning the meek. (Refrain)


3     In glory exult, you saints of the LORD;
with songs in the night high praises accord;
go forth in God’s service, be strong in his might
to conquer all evil and stand for the right. (Refrain)


4     For this is God’s word: the saints shall not fail,
but over the earth their faith shall prevail;
all kingdoms and nations shall yield to their sword—
thus God shows great glory, sing praise to the LORD. (Refrain)


Second Reading: Hebrews 11:32–40

32And what more should I say? There would not be enough time for me to continue to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel, and the prophets. 33By faith they conquered kingdoms, carried out justice, obtained things that were promised, shut the mouths of lions, 34quenched the power of fire, escaped the edges of the sword, were made powerful after being weak, became mighty in battle, and caused foreign armies to flee. 35Women received back their dead by resurrection. And others who were tortured did not accept their release, so that they may take part in a better resurrection. 36Still others experienced mocking and lashes, in addition to chains and imprisonment. 37They were stoned; they were sawed in two; they were tempted; they were killed with the sword; they went around in sheepskins and goatskins, needy, afflicted, and mistreated. 38The world was not worthy of them as they wandered in deserts and mountains and caves and holes in the ground.

39All of these were commended in Scripture by faith, yet they did not receive what was promised, 40because God had planned something better for us, namely, that they would not reach the goal apart from us.

Gospel Acclamation:                                                                              Revelation 7:15

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

They are before the throne of God

and serve him day and night in his temple.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.


    20Looking at his disciples, he said:

“Blessed are you who are poor,
     for yours is the kingdom of God.
21Blessed are you who hunger now,
     for you will be satisfied.
Blessed are you who weep now,
     for you will laugh.
22Blessed are you when people hate you,
     when they exclude you and insult you
     and reject your name as evil,
         because of the Son of Man.

    23“Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, because great is your reward in heaven. For that is how their ancestors treated the prophets.


The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise be to you, O Christ!

Hymn of the Day: 890 Jerusalem the Golden

1     Jerusalem the golden,
    with milk and honey blest—
the sight of it refreshes
    the weary and oppressed.
I know not, oh, I know not
    what joys await us there,
what radiancy of glory,
    what bliss beyond compare.


2     They stand, those halls of Zion,
    all jubilant with song
and bright with many‿an angel
    and all the martyr throng.
The Prince is ever in them,
    the daylight is serene;
the pastures of the blessèd
    are ever rich and green.


3     There is the throne of David,
    and there, from care released,
the shout of them that triumph,
    the song of them that feast.
And they who with their leader
    have conquered in the fight
forever and forever
    are clad in robes of white.


4     O sweet and blessèd country,
    the home of God’s elect!
O sweet and blessèd country
    that eager hearts expect!
In mercy, Jesus, bring us
    to that dear land of rest;
you are with God the Father
    and Spirit ever blest.


Nicene Creed

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty,

        maker of heaven and earth,

        of all that is,

        seen and unseen.


We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God,

        eternally begotten of the Father,

        God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God,

        begotten, not made,

        of one being with the Father.

    Through him all things were made.

    For us and for our salvation, he came down from heaven,

        was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary,

        and became truly human.

    For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate.

    He suffered death and was buried.

    On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures.

    He ascended into heaven

        and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

    He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,

        and his kingdom will have no end.


We believe in the Holy Spirit,

        the Lord, the giver of life,

        who proceeds from the Father and the Son,

        who in unity with the Father and the Son
            is worshiped and glorified,

        who has spoken through the prophets.

    We believe in one holy Christian and apostolic Church.

    We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.

    We look for the resurrection of the dead

        and the life of the world to come. Amen.

Prayer of the Church


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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 him thanks and praise.


Holy, Holy, Holy

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power, God of might.

Heaven and earth are full of your glory.

Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna in the highest, hosanna in the highest!

Prayer of Thanksgiving

Lord God, you are worthy to receive thanks and praise from all people. You created the world and all who live in it, and in your mercy you saved us. We give thanks to you for the grace of your Son, Jesus Christ.


Though in very nature God, he took the nature of a servant and became obedient to death, even death on a cross. He offered himself as a sacrifice for sin and redeemed us from its curse and penalty. He rescued us from the terrors of death and restored eternal life with you. He conquered our enemies and gained for us the kingdom of grace and glory.


Bless us as we receive your Son’s body and blood, and lead us to remember his suffering, death, and resurrection. Forgive our sins and fill us with the hope of new life in heaven. Hear our praise and receive our thanks as we worship you—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.


Lord’s Prayer

Our Father in heaven,

 hallowed be your name,

 your kingdom come,

 your will be done

  on earth as in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

Forgive us our sins,

 as we forgive those

 who sin against us.

Lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power,

 and the glory are yours

 now and forever. Amen.

Words of Institution

Our Lord Jesus Christ, on the night he was betrayed, took bread; and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my T body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”


Then he took the cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you; this is my T blood of the new covenant, which is poured out for you for the forgiveness of sins. Do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.”


The peace of the Lord be with you always.


Jesus, Lamb of God

Jesus, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us.

Jesus, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us.

Jesus, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world; grant us your peace.


Hymn: 880 For All the Saints

1     For all the saints who from their labors rest,
who thee by faith before the world confessed,
thy name, O Jesus, be forever blest.
    Alleluia! Alleluia!


2     Thou wast their rock, their fortress, and their might;
thou, Lord, their captain in the well-fought fight;
thou, in the darkness drear, their one true light.
    Alleluia! Alleluia!


3     Oh, may thy soldiers, faithful, true, and bold
fight as the saints who nobly fought of old
and win with them the victor’s crown of gold.
    Alleluia! Alleluia!


4     Oh, blest communion, fellowship divine!
We feebly struggle, they in glory shine;
yet all are one in thee, for all are thine.
    Alleluia! Alleluia!

5     And when the fight is fierce, the warfare long,
steals on the ear the distant triumph-song,
and hearts are brave again and arms are strong.
    Alleluia! Alleluia!


6     The golden evening brightens in the west;
soon, soon, to faithful warriors cometh rest;
sweet is the calm of paradise the blest.
    Alleluia! Alleluia!


7     But, lo, there breaks a yet more glorious day:
the saints triumphant rise in bright array;
the King of glory passes on his way.
    Alleluia! Alleluia!


8     From earth’s wide bounds, from ocean’s farthest coast,
through gates of pearl streams in the countless host,
singing to Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
    Alleluia! Alleluia!


Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;

his mercy endures forever.


Whenever we eat this bread and drink this cup,

we proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.


We give you thanks, O Lord, for the foretaste of the heavenly banquet you have given us in this Sacrament. Through this gift you have fed our faith, nourished our hope, and strengthened our love. By your Spirit, help us to live as your holy people until that day when you will receive us as your guests at the wedding supper of the Lamb, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.



The Lord bless you and keep you.

The Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you.

The Lord look on you with favor and T give you peace.


Hymn: 881 Sing with All the Saints in Glory

1     Sing with all the saints in glory,
    sing the resurrection song!
Death and sorrow, earth’s dark story,
    to the former days belong.
All around the clouds are breaking;
    soon the storms of time shall cease;
in God’s likeness we awaken,
    knowing everlasting peace.


2     Oh, what glory, far exceeding
    all that eye has yet perceived!
Holiest hearts for ages pleading
    never that full joy conceived.
God has promised, Christ prepares it;
    there on high our welcome waits.
Ev’ry humble spirit shares it,
    Christ has passed th’‿eternal gates.


3     Life eternal! Heav’n rejoices:
    Jesus lives who once was dead.
Shout with joy, O deathless voices!
    Child of God, lift up your head!
Life eternal! Oh, what wonders
    crowd on faith; what joy unknown,
when, amid earth’s closing thunders,
    saints shall stand before the throne!


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