SERVICE OF WORD AND TABLE: All Saints' Day

Candler School of Theology

Service of Word and Table

October 29, 2010 | All Saints’ Day

“Then Jesus looked up at his disciples and said… 'Blessed are you who weep now, for youwill laugh…’”

Gathering for Praise 

Gathering

†Hymn                                                                                    For All the Saints                                                                                   UMH 711

†Collect 

Almighty God,
You have blessed us with life,

      And have blessed the world with the lives of so many saints

      who are no longer with us on Earth.

May we remember and celebrate them today

      and commit to follow their example in loving you,
Until we all reach the unspeakable joys of heaven.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

     

Hearing God’s Word

Psalm 32                                                                                                                                                                                          UMH 766

 

†Gospel Acclamation                                                                           Alleluia                                                                                      UMH 186 

†Gospel Lesson                                                                              Luke 6:20-31

 

Silent Meditation

Responding in Faith

Remembrance of the Saints

Prayers of the People

      Let us pray to the Lord. Lord, hear our prayer.

Great Thanksgiving                                                                                                                                                                               UMH 17

      Musical Setting A

The Lord’s Prayer

Giving of the Bread and Cup 

      Music during Communion

            Life-Giving Bread                                                                                                                                               The Faith We Sing, 2261

†Prayer after Communion

Eternal God, we give you thanks for this holy mystery
      in which you have given yourself to us.

Grant that we may go into the world,

      in the strength of your Spirit,

      to give ourselves for others.
In the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Departing to Serve

†Hymn                                                                         Come, Let Us Join Our Friends Above                                                                    UMH 709

†Blessing

Signs of Peace

Announcements

+Tuesday, 2 November, Service of Word and Table: Dr. L. Edward Phillips, Associate Professor of Worship and Liturgical Theology

+Thursday, 4 November, Service of Word: Dr. Brent Strawn, Associate Professor of Old Testament

+Friday, 5 November, Friday Mid-Day Eucharist: Dr. Winston Worrell, Director of the World Methodist Evangelism Institute

+All services begin at 11:05 a.m.

Worship Notes 

Organist:  Sarang Love

Musicians: Dedric Cowser, piano; Anna Tew, guitar

Reader:  Zach Dearman

Celebrant:  Laura Chiefetz, The Fund for Theological Education

Deacon:  Cassie Noland

Bread Baker: Steven Elizabeth Reneau

Collect: Anna Tew

Worship Office Coordinators: Dedric Cowser, Anna Tew, Kim Sorrells, Kate McMath, The Rev. Nicholas O’Neal, Lee Curtis 

Sources: 

Ancient Christian Devotional, ed. Thomas C. Oden, Cindy Crosby, (Downers Grove, IL: IVP Books, 2009.

Prayers of the People: Intercessions for the Christian People, ed. Gail Ramshaw, (Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 1990).