23rd Sunday after

Pentecost

All Saints Sunday

We Gather as the Body of Christ

WELCOME, ANNOUNCEMENTS, AND

FUNNY STORY         Pastor Bob

CALL TO WORSHIP

(Psalm 24)  Pastor Bob

The earth and all that is in it belongs to the Holy One. Look, this is our God, for whom we have waited. Who will come to the hill of the Holy One and seek the face of God?

A READING FROM THE PSALMS

Psalm 24         Debbie Young - Liturgist

HYMN:                   Hope of the World

UMC Hymnal    #178

OPENING PRAYER - Unison (Ps 24, Rev 21)

Debbie Young - Liturgist

Faithful Redeemer, you are the beginning and the end of all things. You promise to wipe away every tear, that death and mourning will be no more. You make your home among us, and abide with us as our God. Teach us to live like the saints you call us to be, that we may truly be your people, living and doing your will, in the name of Jesus, who is the Christ. Amen.

NEW TESTAMENT READING

Revelation 21: 1-6a

Debbie Young - Liturgist

CHILDREN'S TIME with Pastor Bob

PREPARATION FOR PRAYER

Spirit Song

UMC Hymnal    #347

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE        Pastor Bob

PASTORAL PRAYER

LORD’S PRAYER

HYMN:                        Holy Ground

The Faith We Sing Hymnal    #2272

GOSPEL LESSON                John 11: 32-44

MEDITATION                              Pastor Bob

“Let’s Keep Climbing”

INVITATION TO OFFERING       (Mark 10)

Through our generosity we serve God and the world in which God created. Give as you are called and as you are able.

OFFERTORY

Just Pass It On – Choir

BLESSING OF THE OFFERING  (Unison)

(Isaiah 25, Rev 21)

God of abundance, you offer us rich food and fine wines; you   bless us with all the bounty of your heavenly banquet.

May the gifts we offer this day, provide food and drink to those who go without, that all may come to know the blessings of your table in this world and in the world to come. Amen.

HYMN:                     For All the Saints

UMC Hymnal    #711

BENEDICTION

(Psalm 24, Rev 21)     Pastor Bob

Go into the world as the living body of Christ, bringing eternal life to all who seek God’s face.

Depart in Peace,  Shalom.