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All Saints Day
November 1, 2013
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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.  

 

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Eternal Fury Fires the Saints

Words by Andrew Pratt, 2011.
Music, TRURO, 1789, Psalmodia Evangelica
"Eternal fury fires the saints . . . who seek for justice, work for love."

 

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“The White-Robed Army of Martyrs Praise Thee”: A Review of “Martyrs Prayers”

Today, for many Christians, the stories and prayers of martyrs are at best "old words" locked in "old books" or "old libraries." They are also rarely guests at all, much less novel guests.  But thanks in part to this collection, they may become more familiar and welcome guests. We can all hear them, and we can share them in study and worship, in all their wonderful strangeness, with fresh new arrangements in music, comprehensive liner notes with background and lyrics, and an expanding video collection.  

 

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All Saints Day/All Hallows Eve Prayer with Libation

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. 

 

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O Lord, What a Vision: Call to Worship for All Saints Day

I looked over Jordan, that river we all will eventually cross...O Lord, what a vision. 

 

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For All The Saints

This choral and keyboard setting of the familiar Ralph Vaughan Williams hymn is ideal for All Saints Day or All Saints Sunday. Arranger Tom Council has also worked in a stanza of Charles Wesley's hymn, "Happy the Souls to Jesus Joined." The score includes optional harmonization for smaller choirs. 

 

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A Prayer Meditation for All Saints Day

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. 

 

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Family Litany for All Saints Day

Let someone read these words from Hebrews 12:1: Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses ... let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us.  

 

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Remembering the Saints

You, Lord, have shown us light:
The light of a million candles sharing their faith.  

 

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Hymns for All Saints Day (November 1)

The hymns listed here are from The United Methodist Hymnal and The Faith We Sing.  

 

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April 24, 2014
SPRC: Your Role When the Pastor Changes

Nearly one-third of all United Methodist congregations change pastors each year, but it may have been a while since YOUR congregation changed pastors. This training for Staff Parish Committees and other laity will offer tips and remind you of your responsibilities in this process.

Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014
Time: 6:30 pm, Central Daylight Time

Duration: 1 hour
Presenter: Betsey Heavner
For more information, Betsey Heavner, bheavner@gbod.org