All Saints Sunday Worship Bulletin

St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church

All Saints Sunday                                                                                                 11-06-2022      10:00AM Hybrid Worship

+ We Gather to Worship + 

THE OPENING RITE (based on PSALM 149):

L   In the name of God, the Father of creation and Lord of all;

in the name of God the (+) Son, our precious Redeemer;

in the name of God the holy and life-giving Spirit;

C    Amen all the time!

L   HALLELUJAH! Sing to the Lord a new song!

In the assembly of the faithful, let us bless, praise, exalt, honor, and glorify God both day and night!

C    We rejoice and give thanks,

for the Lord takes pleasure in the people! 

L   Let the people of God rejoice in the gift of life, the precious gift of our own life.

C    Let us speak and sing and shout aloud,

dance, jump, and make music in jubilation of our salvation!

L   Glory to God now and forever!

C    HALLELUJAH! Glory to God with our lips and our lives!

L   Let us face opposition and persecution, trial and temptation, lust for this world, and our own inner boredom.

C    Let us live a new life of faith and justice, mercy and love!

L   HALLELUJAH! Sing to the Lord a song as new as every day!

C    Today, now, and forever, let us praise the Lord! HALLELUJAH!

OPENING SONG:    “Come, We That Love the Lord”                                        Brown #135

THE PRAYER OF THE DAY  (together):

Almighty God, you have knit your people together in ONE HOLY CHURCH, the Body of Christ our Lord. Grant us amazing grace to follow your blessed saints in lives of humble faith and commitment, and to know the abundant joys you have prepared for those who sincerely love you. We want to be ready when the trumpet sounds, when the saints go marching in.  Amen.

+ We Open Ears and Hearts to God’s Word +

FIRST READING:   DANIEL 7:1-3, 15-18   [Hope in hopeless times – the promise of someday and forever.]

In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon, Daniel had a dream, and visions passed through his mind as he was lying in bed. He wrote down the substance of his dream.

Daniel said: “In my vision at night I looked, and there before me were the four winds of heaven churning up the great sea. Four great beasts, each different from the others, came up out of the sea.

15 “I, Daniel, was troubled in spirit, and the visions that passed through my mind disturbed me. 16 I approached one of those standing there and asked him the meaning of all this.

“So he told me and gave me the interpretation of these things: 17 ‘The four great beasts are four kings that will rise from the earth. 18 But the holy people of the Most High will receive the kingdom and will possess it forever—yes, for ever and ever.’

SECOND READING:   EPHESIANS 1:11-23   [On not losing “your head” – the lordship of Christ.]

11 In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, 12 that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory.

13 In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, 14 who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.

Prayer for Spiritual Wisdom

15 Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, 16 do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers: 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, 18 the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power 20 which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.

22 And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, 23 which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.

GOSPEL VERSE:   “Victory is mine, victory is mine, victory today is mine!

I TOLD SATAN ‘GET THEE BEHIND!’… victory today is mine!

(2)  Joy is mine…

(3)  Peace is mine…”         

HOLY GOSPEL:   LUKE 8:20-31    [God’s upside-down Kingdom – Compared to the fires of hell, Christlikeness is cool.]         

20 And it was told Him by some, who said, “Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside, desiring to see You.”

21 But He answered and said to them, “My mother and My brothers are these who hear the word of God and do it.”

Wind and Wave Obey Jesus

22 Now it happened, on a certain day, that He got into a boat with His disciples. And He said to them, “Let us cross over to the other side of the lake.” And they launched out. 23 But as they sailed He fell asleep. And a windstorm came down on the lake, and they were filling with water, and were in jeopardy. 24 And they came to Him and awoke Him, saying, “Master, Master, we are perishing!”

Then He arose and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water. And they ceased, and there was a calm. 25 But He said to them, “Where is your faith?”

And they were afraid, and marveled, saying to one another, “Who can this be? For He commands even the winds and water, and they obey Him!”

A Demon-Possessed Man Healed

26 Then they sailed to the country of the Gadarenes, which is opposite Galilee. 27 And when He stepped out on the land, there met Him a certain man from the city who had demons for a long time. And he wore no clothes, nor did he live in a house but in the tombs. 28 When he saw Jesus, he cried out, fell down before Him, and with a loud voice said, “What have I to do with You, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg You, do not torment me!” 29 For He had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For it had often seized him, and he was kept under guard, bound with chains and shackles; and he broke the bonds and was driven by the demon into the wilderness.

30 Jesus asked him, saying, “What is your name?”

And he said, “Legion,” because many demons had entered him. 31 And they begged Him that He would not command them to go out into the abyss.

SONG SELECTION:    All Saints Choir

THE SERMON:     Pastor Neil or Pastor Gwen

SONG RESPONSE:          “BLESSED ASSURANCE”                                                                Brown #118   

THE PRAYERS…  We lift up our praises, the Church, the needs and burdens of this troubled world!    

+ We Share God’s Holy Meal +

OFFERING OF TITHES (10% giving) AND GIFTS…  By God’s grace and our response of gratitude and generosity, we are by nature a sharing people. So let us bless others both near and far away with our gifts of time, talent, and treasure.

SONG SELECTION:    All Saints Choir

THE OFFERTORY SONG

“Thank you, Lord… thank you, Lord… thank you, Lord… I just want to thank you, Lord!

(2)  Been so good…

(3)  Love you, Lord…”

OFFERING PRAYER:

God of grace and glory, we thank you for giving us life, we thank you for loving and calling us. While we still have life on this earth… while we can still breathe and think and act… we offer ourselves to minister to friends as well as the least, the lost, and the lonely with equal concern and compassion. Let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an everflowing stream.  Amen.

THE PREFACE:

        L   The Lord be with you.                            C   And also with you. 

        L   Lift up your hearts!                      C   We lift them up in love for God!

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

        L   We are the Body of Christ!                  C   His Spirit is in us!  

        L   Almighty God, today we keep the festival of your holy city, the heavenly Jerusalem.

Around your throne the saints, our brothers and sisters, sing your praise forever.

Their glory fills us with joy, and their communion with us gives us inspiration and strength,

and may we run with perseverance the race that is set before us on this earth,

and may we anticipate the place you have prepared for us among those who are already with you,

and may we seek to be saintly in our living and fervent in our loving, even as we now sing…

C   [singing]…     (1) “O when the saints go marching in…     O when the saints go marching in…

           O Lord, I want to be in that number –   when the saints go marching in!

(2)   O when they gather ‘round that throne…

(3)   O when they crown him King of kings…

(4)   And on that hallelujah day… ” 

THE EUCHARISTIC WORDS by the Celebrant, who recalls and re-enacts Jesus’ Holy Meal.

THE LORD’S PRAYER (together)

COMMUNION AND BLESSINGSAll believers in Jesus Christ are welcome at the Lord’s Table! We will have “continuous distribution” with wafers and either wine or grape juice. Praise the Lord for this community meal that renews our spirits, powers our faith, and reminds us of the future heavenly banquet that awaits us!

COMMUNION SONG:        “SOON AND VERY SOON”                        Brown #38 

COMMUNION SONG:         “WE SHALL OVERCOME”                        Brown #213

THE COMMUNION BLESSING by the Celebrant after all have communed.

POST-COMMUNION PRAYER by the Communion Assistant.        

+ We Are Sent into God’s World +

THE BENEDICTION…   We go forth in the POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT to testify, baptize, and serve! 

CLOSING SONG:    “SOME GLAD MORNING WHEN THIS LIFE IS O’ER”                           Brown #176

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