All Saints Day
10:00 AM Service November 7, 2021
Welcome and Announcements
Ringing of the Bell
Thanksgiving for Baptism:
(Water is poured into the font as Romans 6: 3-5 is read.)
P: Eternal God, maker of heaven and earth, who formed us from the dust of the earth, who by your breath gave us life, we glorify you.
C: We glorify you.
P: Jesus Christ, the resurrection and the life, who suffered death for all humani-ty, who rose from the grave to open the way to eternal life, we praise you.
C: We praise you.
P: Holy Spirit, author and giver of life, the comforter of all who sorrow, our sure confidence and everlasting hope, we worship you.
C: We worship you.
P: To you O blessed Trinity, be glory and honor, forever and ever.
Remembrance of All Saints
(Candles are lit for each of the members of St. Andrew who have died this year. Another candle is lit for the others whom the congregation wishes to remember in prayer. The bell is rung.)
P: Let us pray:
God of resurrection and of life, in each generation you gather a people and call them your own. We give thanks for the saints who have gone before us, whom we have known and loved, whose lives in your service are now complete. We remember especially those most dear to us, whom we name before you now in our hearts. Help us to entrust them to your care. Strengthen us, who walk by faith and not by sight, to wait in hope for the redemption you have promised through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Hymn # 654 “The Church’s One Foundation”
1. The church’s one foundation is Jesus Christ her Lord; she is his new creation by water and the word. From heaven he came and sought her to be his holy bride; with his own blood he bought her, and for her life he died.
2. Elect from every nation, yet one o’er all the earth, her charter of salvation one Lord, one faith, one birth; one holy name she blesses, partakes one holy food, and to one hope she presses with every grace endued.
3. Though with a scornful wonder this world sees her oppressed, by schisms rent asunder, by heresies distressed, yet saints their watch are keeping; their cry goes up: “How long?” and soon the night of weeping shall be the morn of song.
4. Through toil and tribulation and tumult of her war, she waits the consummation of peace forevermore; till with the vision glorious her longing eyes are blest, and the great church victorious shall be the church at rest.
5. Yet she on earth has union with God, the Three in One, and mystic sweet communion with those whose rest in won. Oh, blessed heavenly chorus! Lord, save us by your grace, that we, like saints before us, may see you face to face.
L: 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.
L: Let us pray:
All: Almighty God, you have knit your people together in one communion in the mystical body of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Grant us grace to fol-low your blessed saints in lives of faith and commitment, and to know the in-expressible joys you have prepared for those who love you, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen
First Reading: 1 Kings 17: 8—16 Pg.555
Psalm: Psalm 146 Pg.885
PS 146:1 Praise the LORD. Praise the LORD, O my soul.
PS 146:2 I will praise the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long
as I live.
PS 146:3 Do not put your trust in princes, in mortal men, who cannot save.
PS 146:5 Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the
LORD his God,
PS 146:6 the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them--the
LORD, who remains faithful forever.
PS 146:7 He upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the
hungry. The LORD sets prisoners free,
PS 146:8 the LORD gives sight to the blind, the LORD lifts up those who are
bowed down, the LORD loves the righteous.
PS 146:9 The LORD watches over the alien and sustains the fatherless and
the widow, but he frustrates the ways of the wicked.
Second Reading: Hebrews 9: 24—28 Pg. 1872
R: Word of God, Word of life.
C: Thanks be to God.
(Please rise for the Gospel)
After the announcement of the Gospel.
C: Glory to you , O Lord.
Gospel: Mark 12: 38—44 Pg. 1576
After the reading of the Gospel.
P: The gospel of the Lord.
C: Praise to you, O Christ.
(Please be seated)
Hymn # 790 “Day by Day”
1. Day by day, your mercies, Lord, attend me, to my anxious soul. Day by day, the blessings, Lord, you send me draw me nearer to my heavenly goal. Love divine, beyond all mortal measure, brings to naught the burdens of my quest; Savior lead me to the home I treasure, where at last I’ll find eternal rest.
2. Day by day, I know you will provide me strength to serve and wisdom to obey; I will seek your loving will to guide me o’er the paths I struggle day by day, I will fear no evil of the morrow, I will trust in your enduring grace. Savior, help me bear life’s pain and sorrow till in glory I behold your face.
3. Oh, what joy to know that you are near me when my burdens grow too great to bear; oh, what joy to know that you will hear me when I come, O Lord, to you in prayer. Day by day, no matter what betide me, you will hold me ever in your hand. Savior, with your presence here to guide me, I will reach at last the promised land.
Reception of New Members
P: I invite you, together with the whole congregation, to confess the faith in which we have been baptized.
All: 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
Address and Questions
Response: We do, and we ask God to help and guide us.
P: These new sisters and brothers in Christ have come to us as gifts of God and companions in life. The responsibility now falls to you, the people of
St. Andrew Lutheran Church, to welcome them, to support them in faith and
pray for them, to befriend them, and encourage them to find and use the
gifts the Holy Spirit has given them for our common good. Let us welcome
L: . . .Lord, in your mercy,
C: Hear our prayer.
L: Let us pray.
C: Gracious God, all goodness flows from you. You bless us and you call us to be a blessing to a world in need. Accept these offerings as a sign of our whole lives returned to you through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
P: It is indeed right, our duty and our joy…we praise your name and join their unending
Holy, holy, holy Lord, Lord God of Powr and might,
Heaven and earth are full of your glory,
Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes
in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.
The Words of Institution
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 pow-er, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.
Invitation to Communion
Communion Hymn # 638 “Blessed Assurance”
1. Blessed Assurance Jesus is mine, Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine! Heir of salvation, purchase of God, born of his Spirit, washed in his blood.
Refrain: This is my story, this is my song, praising my Savior all the day long; this is my story, this is my song, praising my Savior all the day long.
2. Perfect submission, perfect delight, visions of rapture now burst on my sight; angels descending bring from above echoes of mercy, whispers of love. Refrain:
3. Perfect submission, all is at rest; I in my Savior am happy and blest, watching and waiting, looking above, filled with his goodness, lost in his love. Refrain:
Prayer after Communion
Hymn # 632 “O God, Our Help in Ages Past”
1. O God, our help in ages past, our hope for years to come, our shelter from the stormy blast, and our eternal home:
2. Under the shadow of your throne your saints have dwelt secure; sufficient is your arm alone, and our defense is sure.
3. Before the hills in order stood or earth received its frame, from everlasting you are God, to endless years the same.
4. A thousand ages in your sight are like an evening gone, short as the watch that ends the night before the rising sun.
5. Time, like an ever-rolling stream, bears all our years away; they fly forgotten, as a dream dies at the opening day.
6. O God, our help in ages past, our hope for years to come, still be our guard while troubles last and our eternal home.
L: Go in peace. Serve the Lord.
C: Thanks be to God.
*** Hymns reprinted by permission under CCLI Lic. # 2561118