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All Saints’ Day/Sunday - A Service of Holy Communion

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).

PRELUDE

GREETING

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

PRAYER

Almighty God,
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.

FIRST LESSON

ACT OF PRAISE

SECOND LESSON

HYMN

GOSPEL LESSON

SERMON

RESPONSE TO THE WORD

NAMING OF THE HONORED DEAD

MOMENT OF SILENCE

PRAYER

OFFERING

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

HYMN

BENEDICTION


Adapted with permission from "The Communion of Saints" by Hoyt Hickman. Copyright © Discipleship Resources (previously Tidings), Nashville TN.
Local churches may reproduce all or any part of this service for a one-time worship service so long as they include the following copyright and permission notice:

From "The Communion of Saints" by Hoyt Hickman. Copyright © Discipleship Resources (previously Tidings), Nashville TN. Used with permission.

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