Sunday Nov. 1 2020 program

DATE: Sunday, November 1
TIME: 11 am

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PROGRAM

WELCOME

*OPENING HYMN: #711 “For All the Saints” (The Hinz family)

GREETING
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.

PRAYER OF CONFESSION #890
Merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone.  We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.  We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.  For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your name. Amen.

LORD HAVE MERCY (Schubert) (The Hinz family)

OPENING PRAYER

NAMING OF THE HONORED DEAD

FIRST READING (Anthony Vaicels)
Revelation 7: 2-4, 9-14
Then I saw another angel coming up from the east, having the seal of the living God. He called out in a loud voice to the four angels who had been given power to harm the land and the sea: 3 “Do not harm the land or the sea or the trees until we put a seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God.” 4 Then I heard the number of those who were sealed: 144,000 from all the tribes of Israel. 9 After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. 10 And they cried out in a loud voice: “Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.” 11 All the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures. They fell down on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, 12 saying: “Amen! Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and strength be to our God for ever and ever. Amen!” 13 Then one of the elders asked me, “These in white robes—who are they, and where did they come from?” 14 I answered, “Sir, you know.” And he said, “These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
Reader:  The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

*PSALTER Psalm 24 – Page #755 (Anthony Vaicels) (second response -The Hinz family)

*GLORIA PATRI

SECOND READING (Anthony Vaicels)
1John 3:1-3
1 See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 2 Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. 3 All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.
Reader:  The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

ALLELLUIA #306 (Anthony Vaicels)
Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest, says the Lord.

*GOSPEL
Matthew 5:1-12 (Dr. Charles Hinz)
1 Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, 2 and he began to teach them. He said: 3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. 5 Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. 6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. 7 Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. 8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. 9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. 10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
Reader:  The Gospel of the Lord.  Praise be to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

HYMN #402 “Lord, I want to be a Christian” (The Hinz family)

SERMON

APOSTLES’ CREED #881
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth.
And in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried; the third day he rose from the dead;
he ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of the God Father Almighty.
from thence he shall come again to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE (Anthony Vaicels)
Anthony will read the prayers of the people.  If you would like a prayer to be read next Sunday, please send your request to Anthony.  You may call or text him at (347) 617-6098 or send an email to him at the following address: mixeroff@aol.com

HYMN # 707 “Hymn of Promise” (The Hinz family)

GREAT THANKSGIVING (pp.20-22)

THE LORD’S PRAYER

LAMB OF GOD (Schubert)

COMMUNION PRAYER
(For those who are listening in, we invite you to receive “spiritually,” by praying:   “Father, I pray, that I might be more closely spiritually united to your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, Amen.”)

COMMUNION HYMN #706 “Soon and Very Soon” (all verses) (The Hinz family)

*CLOSING HYMN # 723 “Shall We Gather at the River” (The Hinz family)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

BENEDICTION