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Not Far From the Kingdom

Not Far From the Kingdom

Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost, Year B

All Saints Day is one of those moments where we celebrate and remember those who have made the journey or who have taken the next step. We remember them because they are still a part of us, shaping us, mentoring us – maybe not in a direct way, but in a real way.

This Sunday focuses on the celebration of All Saints (November 1). It’s good to spend some time reflecting on the promises of eternity and to give space to remember and to celebrate the lives of those who are no longer a part of the community in the flesh. The mood of All Saints is one of celebration. Certainly, there is a sadness in acknowledging loss, and there needs to be space for that grieving. Yet, the overall experience is one of joy and hope. Therefore, we sing about the hope of eternity; we celebrate the cloud of witnesses; we pray for the sense of belonging together in community and the growth as disciples of Jesus Christ.

Abbreviations:

  • TFWS: The Faith We Sing
  • UMH: The United Methodist Hymnal
  • W&S: Worship and Song

Music Related to All Saints

Music Related to Mark 12:28-34

  • “The Gift of Love” UMH 408
  • “More Love to Thee, O Christ” UMH 453
  • “Lord of All Hopefulness” TFWS 2197
  • “More Like You” TFWS 2167
  • “Make Me a Channel of Your Peace” TFWS 2171
  • “Lord, Speak to Me” UMH 463
  • “Blest Be the Dear Uniting Love” UMH 566

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Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost, Year B - Lectionary Planning Notes