ALL SAINTS SUNDAY November 2, 2014 The Lutheran Church of Our Savior +
November 2, 2014
ALL SAINTS SUNDAY
The Lutheran Church
of Our Savior
The Lutheran Church of Our Savior
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+ Welcome to our Worship Celebration today. We are glad you are
worshipping with us.
+ ELW = Evangelical Lutheran Worship (red), HB = Holy Bible (black).
+ Please turn off all cell phones and pagers before the liturgy begins.
+ We welcome children to worship with us and we have children’s
bulletins and worship bags available for young worshipers.
+ Nursery care is available in the narthex lounge.
+ Children’s Church is available for children ages 4 to grade 2
downstairs immediately after the Children’s Moment until the Offering.
Serving Today at 10:30
Greeters: Lee & Sandy Scamp / Ray & Joyce Strohminger
Crucifer: Kaleb Swedlund
Acolytes: Jana Davila / Katie Becker
Book Bearer: Alex Carlton
Worship Assistant: Wes Boord
Lector: Rick Davila
Children’s Moment: Gary Eichhorn
Communion Assistants: Kaleb Swedlund / Katie Becker / Rita Boord
Ushers: Steve Harper / Bob Snyder / Norb Klopsch / Greg Dawson
The ALTAR FLOWERS are given by: Allan and Nancy McFarland,
in memory of grandparents and parents, Sarah and George Meeker,
Anne and Walter McFarland and Fred Culbertson; and Helen Cripe,
in memory of her father, Robert Rhodes Petts.
The ETERNAL CANDLE is sponsored by the Stowe family,
in loving memory of Todd’s father Ted Stowe.
(please take time for silent reflection)
Requiescat in pace
Brief Order of Confession and Forgiveness
P Blessed be the Holy Trinity, + one God, the Sovereign over all the
earth, the Wisdom from on high, our merciful Judge and Savior.
P Let us boldly approach the throne of grace, trusting in God’s mercy
Silence is kept for reflection.
P Generous and faithful God,
C we confess to you all the ways, known and unknown, that we
reject and undermine your steadfast love. Though you made
us your people, we treat strangers with suspicion. Though
you forgave our debts, we collect without mercy. Yet we are
quick to pass judgment on others. Have mercy on us, O God,
and remember your promise to us, for the sake of Jesus
Christ, our Lord. Amen.
P The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will
stand forever. Through the living Word, + Jesus Christ, God
forgives your every debt, your every sin, and gives you a new heart
and a new spirit.
Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones #424
LASST UNS ERFREUEN
P The grace of our Lord, Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the
communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
C And also with you.
Hymn of Praise
Prayer of the Day
Prayer Concerns and Announcements
First Reading: Revelation 7:9-17. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HB p. 999
The book of Revelation is written to seven churches in western Asia
Minor during a time of great oppression. Today’s reading is a response
to the question asked in 6:17: “Who is able to stand?” The writer gives
the faithful the assurance of God’s protection and a vision of victory.
L The word of the Lord.
C Thanks be to God.
Second Reading: 1 John 3:1-3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HB p. 990
A saint is one who has been set apart by God for God’s purposes.
God, out of divine love, set us apart to be the children of God. Our
holy hope is that we shall see God as God really is.
L The word of the Lord.
C Thanks be to God.
are before the | throne of God, *
and the one who is seated on the throne will | shelter them.
The Gospel will be read from the midst of the congregation,
symbolizing Christ among us. You are invited to face the Bible
as the Gospel is read.
P The holy gospel according to Matthew.
C Glory to you, O Lord.
Gospel: Matthew 5:1-12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HB p. 785
In the beatitudes, Jesus provides a unique description of those who
are blessed with God’s favor. His teaching is surprising and shocking
to those who seek wealth, fame, and control over others.
P The gospel of the Lord.
C Praise to you, O Christ.
Hymn of the Day
Give Thanks for Saints #428
Remembrance of the Faithful Departed
P With reverence, thanksgiving and affection we
remember before you, O everlasting God, all
our departed family members and friends,
especially those whose names are read to you
P Keep us in union with them here through faith
and love toward you, that hereafter we may
enter into your presence and be numbered with
those who serve you and look upon your face in glory everlasting,
through your son, Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Lighting of the Candles
You are invited to come forward at this time to light a candle as a
tangible way to thank God for sharing with you your departed loved
How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place
from A German Requiem
by Johannes Brahms
How lovely is Thy dwelling place, O Lord of Hosts!
For my soul, it longeth yea fainteth for the courts of the Lord;
My soul and body crieth out, yea, for the living God.
How blest are they that dwell within Thy house.
They praise Thy name evermore. -Psalm 84
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church,
the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
Sharing of the Peace
P The peace of Christ be with you always.
C And also with you.
(Take time to share God's peace with fellow worshipers)
See What Love
from St. Paul by Felix Mendelssohn
text: 1 John 3:1
See what love hath the Father
bestowed on us in his goodness,
that we should be called
God’s own children.
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P It is indeed right and salutary …
…we praise your name and join their unending hymn:
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The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name,
thy kingdom come, thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those
who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,
forever and ever. Amen
P Taste and see that the Lord is good.
C Thanks be to God.
Communion Notes: You are invited to come and receive the
real presence of Christ in the sacrament. The ushers will direct
Lamb of God
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Music During Communion
What Wondrous Love Is This
Traditional Appalachian Hymn
Arranged by Alice Parker and Robert Shaw
What wondrous love is this,
O my Soul.
That caused the Lord of bliss
To bear the dreadful curse for my soul?
When I was sinking down,
Beneath God’s righteous frown,
Christ laid aside his crown for my soul.
To God and to the Lamb I will sing,
To God and to the Lamb,
Who is the Great I Am,
While millions join the theme, I will sing.
And when from death I’m free,
I’ll sing on.
I’ll sing His love for me,
And through eternity I’ll sing on.
Sing With All the Saints in Glory #426
P The body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ strengthen you and
keep you in his grace.
Post Communion Song
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For All the Saints #422
Crossing the Bar
poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892)
music by Gwyneth Walker (b. 1947)
In this poem, Tennyson uses imagery of the sea to create a metaphor
of the journey from life to death. Crossing the bar refers to the
crossing of the sandbars that develop close to the shore. They
provide a natural barrier between the safety of the shore and the
mysterious ocean. As waves crash against these sandbars in their
attempt to reach the shore, a loud mournful sound is created which
Tennyson refers to as the “moaning of the bar”. Instead of this
turbulent water that causes the moaning of the bar, the poet wishes for
a tide that is so full it seems asleep, containing no foam or sound. Like
a flood, it will carry him beyond the limits of time and space where he
will see his Pilot face to face.
Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea.
But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.
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Twilight and evening bell
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;
For tho’ from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crossed the bar.
I can see my Pilot face to face,
Across the bar!
Rejoice in God’s Saints
This Week’s Events
Adult Confirmation camp
AA & Al-Anon
All are Welcome!
Top of the Hill Preschool Open House TODAY, Sunday from 2-4 p.m.
Come see the classrooms and meet the teachers!
Join us in worship November 8/9, as we celebrate God’s overwhelming generosity in our congregation!
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Remember in Prayer
(Names will stay on the prayer list for one month, then they will be
taken off unless we hear from you. And remember, you must have
their permission to be added.)
Jill HutchinsonMarie Devgen
Michael & Sue Longo
Jim & Harriet Uphoff
FAMILY & FRIENDS
Brandy and Jamie, Pat Weaks’ family
Paul Brand, Hanna family member
Connor and family, Mary Kaye Rhoades’ great-grandson
Family of Bonnie Edman
Steven Ellis, friend of Pam Stephens
John Gould, Jackie Dawson’s son
Brenda Greer, friend of Lora Stowe
Robert Hartman, Chris’ dad
Barbara Haynes, Ray Strohminger’s sister
Helen Jeter, George Bohlen’s sister
Joaneth and Candice
Kathy, friend of Laurie Harper
Paul Knoop, Marge Williams’ brother-in-law
Richard Lethander, friend of the Hanna family
Linda and family, friends of the Hannas
Matt and family, friends of the Hannas
Jim Miller, Tim Roberts' co-worker
Patty and family, friends of the Hannas
Raymond, Vicki and Sam, Jim and Ann Kitchen’s family
Matt Reichardt, Kim Buechele’s cousin - deployed
Bob Rolf, Julie Worley’s dad
Danny Rosenbaum, Gary and Donna’s uncle
Lisa and Whitney Saleski
Travis Sanders, Vicki’s son
Carole Schlemmer, relative of the Minneman / Ewald family
Michael Vance, Penny’s husband
Vicky Williams, Tim Roberts' sister
Gail Young, Jack and Ruth Whitaker’s daughter
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