A SERVICE OF WORSHIP FOR THE LORD’S DAY

All Saints’ Sunday

November 1, 2020

PRELUDE “Aria” Nicholas Bowden

CALL TO WORSHIP – Revelation 19:6-7

“Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like the sound of many

waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, crying out, “Hallelujah! For the Lord

our God the Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory.”

*HYMN “Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones” #451

CALL TO CONFESSION -- Hebrews 4:14-16

Remember that our Lord Jesus can sympathize with us in our weaknesses, since in every respect he was tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with boldness approach the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Eternal God, in every age you have raised up men and women to live and die in faith. We confess that we are indifferent to your will. You call us to proclaim your name, but we are silent. You call us to do what is just, but we remain idle. You call us to live faithfully, but we are afraid. In your mercy, forgive us. Give us courage to follow in your way, that joined with those from ages past, who have served you with faith, hope, and love, we may inherit the kingdom you promised in Jesus Christ...

Silent Prayers of confession

WORDS OF ASSURANCE

If anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see everything has

become new! All this is from God, to whom we have been reconciled through Christ (2

Cor.5:17,18a) in whom we are blessed and forgiven.

Thanks be to God!

*GLORIA PATRI “Glory Be to the Father” #579

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,

world without end. Amen, amen.

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION

Almighty God, your glory is proclaimed in every age: as we hear your word today and as we rejoice in the faith of your saints, inspire us to follow their example with boldness and joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

SCRIPTURE LESSON: Revelation 7:9-17

9 After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. 10 And they cried out in a loud voice: “Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.” 11 All the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures. They fell down on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, 12 saying:

“Amen! Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and strength be to our God for ever and ever. Amen!” 13 Then one of the elders asked me, “These in white robes—who are they, and where did they come from?” 14 I answered, “Sir, you know.” And he said, “These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 15 Therefore, “they are before the throne of God and serve him day and night in his temple; and he who sits on the throne will shelter them with his presence. 16 ‘Never again will they hunger; never again will they thirst. The sun will not beat down on them,’ nor any scorching heat. 17 For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; ‘he will lead them to springs of living water.’ ‘And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.’”

SERMON: “The Great Beyond” Rev. Barrett Ingram

*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH The Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ his

only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the

third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right

hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the

dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic* Church; the communion of saints; the

forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.

*“catholic” (little c) is translated as “universal” and is not a reference to the Roman Catholic Church.

THE LORD’S PRAYER

*HYMN “For All the Saints” #526

*BENEDICTION

*POSTLUDE “Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones” Wilbur Held

Prayer List:

Marguerite Hufham, Sarah Melvin, Louise Quick, Ronnie Rush, Juanita McGraw, Betty Johnson, Jane Minard, Bill Jackson, Darrel Melvin, Happy Lashlee, Gerry Carey, Becky Regan, Mary Ward, Lucille Hood, Amy Johnson, Bill Marsh, Esther Collier, Madeline NcNeill Long, Shannon Wilcox, Ted Johnson, Clara Wooten Hunsucker, Ernest Ray Long, Jo Campbell, Linda Smith, Susan and David Butler, Doug Bergeron, Margaret Ingram, Bill Greene, Allison Ward, Jimmy Hickman, Holly Eppley, Betty Faircloth, Susan Deans, Carey King, Sammy Hatcher, Pat Grainger, Kim Worley Sellers, Carmen McQueen, Claudia Hester, Wynn Hair family, Jeff Rogers, Lin Weeks, George Thompson, Billy Hester, Randall Collins, Nellie Macon, Richard and Mary Jane Howell,

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The crib for Boys and Girls Home is filling up fast. You can bring items for The Lake House which are diapers, wipes, clothes, blankets, bottles, pacifiers, and other general supplies through the month of

November.

We are ready for Operation Christmas Child and The Shoebox Ministry. Boxes, labels, and instructions are available in the fellowship hall if you want to get started now. Make a child smile and spread the love of Christ. If you are not comfortable shopping right now and would still like to participate, you can make a monetary donation to the church and the supplies will be purchased for your box. Remember to mark your contribution shoeboxes. Deadline for shoeboxes and monetary gifts is November 15th.

Remember all forms must be turned in by November 4th if you wish to purchase a wreath for Wreaths Across America. They are $15.00 each and will be delivered in early December for pick-up and placing on chosen graves. Any questions contact Linda Rivenbark at [email protected] or call 910-234-0979.