All Saints Day
This text is used by the pastor while the congregation uses A Service of Word and Table II (UMH 13–15) or III (UMH 15–16) or one of the musical settings (UMH 17–25).THE GREAT THANKSGIVING FOR ALL SAINTS AND MEMORIAL OCCASIONS »
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.ACTS OF WORSHIP FOR ALL SAINTS DAY OR SUNDAY »
The hymns listed here are from The United Methodist Hymnal and The Faith We Sing.Hymns for All Saints Day (November 1) »
I looked over Jordan, that river we all will eventually cross...O Lord, what a vision.O Lord, What a Vision: Call to Worship for All Saints Day »
On this Day of the Saints, let us give honor to those who hallowed this earth by their prayers and by the way they walked in the light of God. Let us remember the giants of faith on whose shoulders we stand.All Saints Day/All Hallows Eve Prayer with Libation »
We give you thanks, O God,
for all the saints who ever worshiped you
Whether in brush arbors or cathedrals,
Weathered wooden churches or crumbling cement meeting houses
Where your name was lifted and adored.
We are all one family (English).
Somos todos una familia (Spanish).
Nous sommes tous une famille (French).
The service begins with a festal procession accompanied by djembe and other instruments as available. As persons enter the worship space, they are invited to touch the water of the baptismal font.Contemporary Global Celebration of All Saints Day/Sunday, Year C »