All Saints (November 1 or the first Sunday in November) is a day of remembrance for the saints, with the New Testament meaning of all Christian people of every time and place. We celebrate the communion of saints as we remember the dead, both of the Church universal and of our local congregations. For this reason, the names of persons in the congregation who have died during the past year may be solemnly read as a Response to the Word.
Suggested Hymns from UMH
|938 Hymns listed under All Saints Day||708-12 Communion of the Saints|
|652-56 Funeral and Memorial Service|
See also in United Methodist Book of Worship:
Beloved, Now We Are the Saints of God (Hymn 219)
We bless your holy name, O God,
for all your servants who, having finished their course,
now rest from their labors.
Give us grace to follow the example
of their steadfastness and faithfulness,
to your honor and glory;
through Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.
(ENGLAND, 20TH CENT., ALT.)
See All Saints (UMH 713). See also On the Anniversary of a Death (548).
If Holy Communion is to be celebrated, see “The Great Thanksgiving for All Saints and Memorial Occasions,” United Methodist Book of Worship pp. 74-75.