This service may be used on November 1 or the first Sunday in November.
For additional or alternative resources see The United Methodist Book of Worship, no. 413-415 (The United Methodist Publishing House, 1992).
We are surrounded by a cloud of witnesses.
Death has no dominion over them.
Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
HYMN OF PRAISE
your people of all the ages live and praise you without ceasing.
In our communion with you, we have communion
with generations past and generations yet unborn.
Before your throne we are one
with a great multitude which no one could number,
and in praising you we join with those from every nation.
Grant to your church on earth
that as we celebrate the triumph of your saints in glory
we may profit by their example
and enter with them into the inexpressible joys
you have prepared for those who love you,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
ACT OF PRAISE
RESPONSE TO THE WORD
NAMING OF THE HONORED DEAD
MOMENT OF SILENCE
THE GREAT THANKSGIVING (Use The United Methodist Book of Worship, 74-75.)
All pray the Lord's Prayer in unison.
THE BREAKING OF BREAD AND TAKING OF THE CUP
THE GIVING OF BREAD AND THE CUP