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Deuteronomy 34:1-12. Moses was allowed to see — but not enter — the Promised Land. He died in the land of Moab and was buried in an unknown burial place there. The Israelites mourned his death for thirty days.
Matthew 22:34-46. The Pharisees try to trap Jesus with a question: Which kind of commandment was the greatest? Jesus answers, and concludes his reply with questions for them about the identity of the Messiah. From that day, their questions ceased. 

    References:

  • Deuteronomy 34:1–12
  • Psalm 90:1–6, 13–17 (UMH 789)
  • 1 Thessalonians 2:1–8
  • Matthew 22:34–46

"After this I looked, and there was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, robed in white, with palm branches in their hands" (Rev. 7:9).

    References:

  • Revelation 7:9–17
  • Psalm 34:1–10, 22 (UMH 769)
  • 1 John 3:1–3
  • Matthew 5:1–121

Worship planners will need to make careful selections today among the readings and emphases. All Saints Day is a “major feast day” historically in the life of the church, and it may be significant in your congregation as a day of remembering all those in “the company of heaven” with whom we always worship, especially around the Lord’s Table. As such, an All Saints emphasis in some way—whether through Scripture and preaching or through other actions in worship, or both -- should be recognized.

    References:

  • (Daylight Saving Time Ends)
  • All Saints Sunday (White or Red)
  • Revelation 7:9–17
  • Psalm 34:1–10, 22 (UMH 769)
  • (more...)

Organ and Tissue Donor Sunday
International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church
Extended Advent Begins [Purple or Blue]

    References:

  • Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25
  • Psalm 78:1-7 (UMH 799)
  • I Thessalonians 4:13-18
  • Matthew 25:1-13

Extended Advent 2 [Purple or Blue]

    References:

  • Judges 4:1–7
  • Psalm 123
  • or Psalm 76 (UMH 797)
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:1–11
  • (more...)

Bible Sunday
Extended Advent 3 [Purple or Blue]

    References:

  • Ezekiel 34:11–16, 20–24
  • Psalm 100 (UMH 821)
  • Ephesians 1:15–23
  • Matthew 25:31–46