November 3, 2019 – All Saints Sunday
In holy baptism God makes saints out of sinners.
In holy communion God forgives the sins of all the saints.
In the assembly today we give thanks for all the saints “who from their labors rest,” who have fought the good fight, who have gained the crown. In the same breath we petition our God for the strength to hear and to heed the admonitions of the Lord Jesus in today’s gospel. Recalling that we have been sealed by the Spirit and sustained by the Savior ‘s body and blood, we keep on keeping on as God gives us breath, to the praise of God’s glory.
Preparation for worship
Thank you, 0 God for the “great cloud of witnesses” (Hebrews 12:1, NIV) who have gone before us in faith. Empower us, in turn, to share our faith with others.
“To all God’s beloved … called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 1:7, NRSV). Welcome!
Tuesday TOPS will be using the church at 10:00 a.m.
Next Sunday Council will meet following worship.
Wednesday, 9:30 a.m., Naomi Circle workday.
Sunday Adult Bible class and Sunday School at 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship with Communion at 10:45 a.m
Next Sunday’s Lector:
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