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All Saints Sunday

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Pentecost +24, Proper 26C

 

 

Oct. 30

 

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For All Saints Day/Sunday, Year C: All Saints’ Day/Sunday C: Nov. 1 or 3

For Other Years see:

All Saints’ Day (or Sunday nearest Nov. 1) Year A

All Saints Day (or Sunday): Nov. 1 (Oct. 28 or Nov. 4) (for year B)

Preparing for All Saints’ Day/Sunday Celebration

Hymn for All Saints’ Day (by the Editor)

 

ITEMS REMAINING ARE FOR USE WITH PROPER 26C

 

Scripture  (from the Revised Common Lectionary, with links provided by TextWeek.com – a source for thoughtful worship and preaching throughout the year):

 

Click on Scripture Lessons below for study links and resources:

Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4 or Isaiah 1:10-18 Psalm 119:137-144 or Psalm 32:1-7 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12 Luke 19:1-10

 

Suggested Hymns from Chalice Hymnal

618-How firm a foundation

540-O Love that wilt not let me go

390-Lord of our highest love

609-Take my life

 

The Oremus Hymnal offers many good choices for the lectionary (although this 2010 version will have incorrect calendar dates).  Not all are available in Chalice Hymnal, but some may be helpful in congregations where there is not a Chalice Hymnal available.  Visit the Oremus Hymnal.

More hymn suggestions, as well as helpful references for use of the arts in worship, are available from the United Church of Christ website.   

 

Dealing with the Psalm of the Day:

Since Chalice Hymnal does not provide a complete Psalter, there will be occasions when suggestions may be made for alternate Psalm use (or hymn equivalent).  A metrical version of the Psalter, for those Psalms not provided in Chalice Hymnal, is being prepared by Rev. David Chafin.  Where practical, these may be offered here as well.  You may also want to visit http://lectionarypsalms.org/   

This week: Psalm 32 may be found p. 739

 

Hymn of the Day  from Rev. William Flewelling (© 2016, William Flewelling; All rights reserved)

On 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12

 

We give all thanks for those who love,

whose fervor shows abundance.

The increase of abiding love

brings joy in every quarter.

 

The nurture thrives in turbulence

while rash affliction hastens,

whenever life’s endurance comes

to shelter with love’s purpose,

 

Comes prayer in thanks for constant love,

the swell that buoys forever,

that God fulfill in worthiness

the call that rouses ever.

 

The name of Jesus echoes well

in lives of love, forever;

and, glorified in utter joy,

the grace of Jesus prospers.

 

8.7.8.7.         Suggested tune: St. Columba

 

 

Concerning the Following Items: Except where otherwise noted, items are created or adapted by the editor.  If you are aware of source notations which are missing, please bring them to his attention.  No copyright infringement is intended, but is sure to happen.

 

Words of Greeting/Call to Prayer  

We are invited guests of Christ, who travels among us this day and every day, to a great feast of love and forgiveness.  May we see him more clearly in our everyday lives because we have heard him here, in the midst of this gathering of grace.

 

Call to Worship  (John Berringer, adapted by the editor)

L: Come, let us use our voices to praise the Lord.

P:  Our mouths will shout forth praise.

L: Let us use our minds to ponder the wondrous deeds of God.

P:  We will call to mind God’s mighty acts.

L: With all of our strength and being, let us worship the Lord of love.

P:  We will worship from our depths.  Our souls exult in God!

 

Prayer of Approach  

L: The Lord be with you.

P:  And also with you.

L: Let us pray.  God of grace, you have given us minds to know you, hearts to love you, and voices to sing your praise.  Fill us with your spirit that we may celebrate your glory and truly worship you as we gather around your holy Table; through Jesus Christ our Lord (who taught us to pray, “Our Father…”)

 

Intercessions

See entry for All Saints’ Day (omitting sections, if desired)

 

Prayers from Common Worship*

Collect

 

Almighty and eternal God,

you have kindled the flame of love

in the hearts of the saints:

grant to us the same faith and power of love,

that, as we rejoice in their triumphs,

we may be sustained by their example and fellowship;

through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

 

Post Communion

 

Lord of heaven,

in this eucharist you have brought us near

to an innumerable company of angels

and to the spirits of the saints made perfect:

as in this food of our earthly pilgrimage

we have shared their fellowship,

so may we come to share their joy in heaven;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

Additional Collect

 

God of glory,

touch our lips with the fire of your Spirit,

that we with all creation

may rejoice to sing your praise;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

Collect of the Day (from Book of Common Prayer, 1979**)

Almighty and merciful God, it is only by your gift that your

faithful people offer you true and laudable service: Grant

that we may run without stumbling to obtain your heavenly

promises; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and

reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for

ever.

 

 

Collect of the Day  from Rev. William Flewelling (© 2016, William Flewelling; All rights reserved)

Luke 19:1-10

 

In our unworthiness, O God,

you call to us and come to us.

You pass aside appearances

and thrive upon the will

to court simplicity

into abundance spilled

in wanton joy for you.

Become our guest in such arrest

that we become your host in love.

 

Service of Table  

You are encouraged to use texts for the Table from All Saints’ Day observance (with or without the reading of names of the deceased). 

 

MORE…

Resources from the Jubilee Fund: This stewardship ministry serving the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) offers weekly emails for each Sunday’s service.  Visit http://www.thejubileefund.com/ to learn more.

Rev. Tim Graves offers Liturgy Bits with valuable, culturally sensitive and creatively contemplative works, well worth your time.

You may also want to visit Worship Connection at MinistryMatters.com, which offers numerous helps, including electronic versions of print resources for worship and preaching planning.

Intercessions and other helpful planning materials geared to the Lectionary (using Roman Catholic version, but normally quite useful for all traditions) for preaching and worship are supplied for several weeks in advance at The Sunday Website of St. Louis University. 

 

Common Worship Almanac and Lectionary for the year beginning Advent Sunday 2015.  Compiled by Simon Kershaw August 2015 from the Common Worship Calendar and Lectionaries using Almanac Maker; compilation © Simon Kershaw 2015; Almanac Maker © Simon Kershaw 2010.   The Revised Common Lectionary is copyright © the Consultation on Common Texts 1992.  The Daily Eucharistic Lectionary is adapted from the Ordo Lectionum Missae of the Roman Catholic Church reproduced by permission of the International Commission on English in the Liturgy.  Adaptations and additions to the RCL and the DEL, together with Second and Third Service lectionaries and the Weekday Lectionary for Morning and Evening Prayer are copyright © the Archbishops’ Council 1997-2010.   http://almanac.oremus.org/lectionary

 

Book of Common Prayer (1979), Public domain.

 

NOTE:  We hope you return to this posting often (and are subscribed to the feed by email, on Facebook or your favorite reader), since the content of each week’s posting may change several times before Sunday.  We’d also like to include your content, even after the fact, since everything will roll around again in 3 years, and your contributions may find new life in the great cycle of the lectionary.  Send your comments or content here.

 

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Proper 26 C

Pentecost +24

Nov. 3

 

The following is offered if All Saints’ Sunday is not observed.

 

Scripture  (from the Revised Common Lectionary, with links provided by TextWeek.com – a source for thoughtful worship and preaching throughout the year):

 

Click on Scripture Lessons below for study links and resources:

Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4 or Isaiah 1:10-18
Roman Catholic reading: Wisdom 11:22 – 12:1
United Methodist reading: Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4

Psalm 119:137-144 or Psalm 32:1-7
Roman Catholic reading: Psalm 145:1-14
United Methodist reading: Psalm 119:137-144

2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12
Roman Catholic reading: 2 Thessalonians 1:11 – 2:2
(see also study page for 2 Thess 2)
Luke 19:1-10

 

Suggested Hymns from Chalice Hymnal

Hymn of Praise:  618-How firm a foundation

Hymn of Invitation:   540-O Love that wilt not let me go

Communion Hymn:   390-Lord of our highest love

Dismissal/Missional Hymn:  609-Take my life

More hymn suggestions, as well as helpful references for use of the arts in worship, are available from the United Church of Christ website.  Also see some fine  Hymn References from Oremus Hymnal:  http://www.oremus.org/hymnal/yearc.html

 

 

Dealing with the Psalm of the Day:

Since Chalice Hymnal does not provide a complete Psalter, there will be occasions when suggestions may be made for alternate Psalm use (or hymn equivalent).  A metrical version of the Psalter, for those Psalms not provided in Chalice Hymnal, is being prepared by Rev. David Chafin.  Where practical, these may be offered here as well.  You may also want to visit http://www.modernpsalter.com/ or

http://lectionarypsalms.org/   

This week:  Psalm 32 may be found p. 739

 

Hymn of the Day  from Rev. William Flewelling (© 2013, William Flewelling; All rights reserved)

Click Here

 

Words of Greeting/Call to Prayer  (created or adapted by the editor)

We are invited guests of Christ, who travels among us this day and every day, to a great feast of love and forgiveness.  May we see him more clearly in our everyday lives because we have heard him here, in the midst of this gathering of grace.

 

Call to Worship  (John Berringer, adapted by the editor)

L: Come, let us use our voices to praise the Lord.

P:  Our mouths will shout forth praise.

L: Let us use our minds to ponder the wondrous deeds of God.

P:  We will call to mind God’s mighty acts.

L: With all of our strength and being, let us worship the Lord of love.

P:  We will worship from our depths.  Our souls exult in God!

 

 

Prayer of Approach (created or adapted by the editor)

L: The Lord be with you.

P:  And also with you.

L: Let us pray.  God of grace, you have given us minds to know you, hearts to love you, and voices to sing your praise.  Fill us with your spirit that we may celebrate your glory and truly worship you as we gather around your holy Table; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  (who taught us to pray, “Our Father…”)

 

Intercessions (created or adapted by the editor)

See entry for All Saints’ Day (omitting sections, if desired)

 

Collect of the Day (Book of Common Prayer, 1979)

Almighty and merciful God, it is only by your gift that your

faithful people offer you true and laudable service: Grant

that we may run without stumbling to obtain your heavenly

promises; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and

reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for

ever.

 

Collect of the Day  from Rev. William Flewelling (© 2013, William Flewelling; All rights reserved)

Luke 19:1-10

 

From curiosity to amplified desire, O God,

we find ourselves discovered in the call

of Jesus past our favored thrall.

For in the urgency of his desire for us

we spend ourselves to find our mind

refreshed in your delight.

 

Service of Table (by the editor using traditional responses)

You are encouraged to use texts for the Table from All Saints’ Day observance (with or without the reading of names of the deceased). 

 

RESOURCES from COMMON WORSHIP

Collect

 

Almighty and eternal God,

you have kindled the flame of love

in the hearts of the saints:

grant to us the same faith and power of love,

that, as we rejoice in their triumphs,

we may be sustained by their example and fellowship;

through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

 

Post Communion

 

Lord of heaven,

in this eucharist you have brought us near

to an innumerable company of angels

and to the spirits of the saints made perfect:

as in this food of our earthly pilgrimage

we have shared their fellowship,

so may we come to share their joy in heaven;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

Alternative Collect

 

God of glory,

touch our lips with the fire of your Spirit,

that we with all creation

may rejoice to sing your praise;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

 

Book of Common Prayer (1979), Public domain.

 

Common Worship Almanac and Lectionary for the year beginning Advent Sunday 2012.  Compiled by Simon Kershaw October 2012 from the Common Worship Calendar and Lectionaries using Almanac Maker; compilation © Simon Kershaw 2012; Almanac Maker © Simon Kershaw 2010.   The Revised Common Lectionary is copyright © the Consultation on Common Texts 1992.  The Daily Eucharistic Lectionary is adapted from the Ordo Lectionum Missae of the Roman Catholic Church reproduced by permission of the International Commission on English in the Liturgy.  Adaptations and additions to the RCL and the DEL, together with Second and Third Service lectionaries and the Weekday Lectionary for Morning and Evening Prayer are copyright © the Archbishops’ Council 1997-2010.   http://almanac.oremus.org/lectionary

 

Resources from the Jubilee Fund: This stewardship ministry serving the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) offers weekly emails, archived here at the Disciples Center for Faith and Giving Site, for each Sunday’s service.

You may also want to visit Worship Connection at MinistryMatters.com, which offers numerous helps, including electronic versions of print resources for worship and preaching planning.

Intercessions and other helpful planning materials geared to the Lectionary (using Roman Catholic version, but normally quite useful for all traditions) for preaching and worship are supplied for several weeks in advance at The Sunday Website of St. Louis University. 

Liturgies created by Moira Laidlaw (Uniting Church in Australia) as a part of her doctoral dissertation are often helpful.  Read more here.

 

NOTE:  We hope you return to this posting often (and are subscribed to the feed by email, on Facebook or your favorite reader), since the content of each week’s posting may change several times before Sunday.  We’d also like to include your content, even after the fact, since everything will roll around again in 3 years, and your contributions may find new life in the great cycle of the lectionary. 

Send your comments or content here.

 

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