All Saints Sunday
Sunday, November 6, 2022

The holy spirit calls us together as people of God.

PRELUDE “Behold the Host Arrayed in White” arr. John Ferguson


Blessed be the holy Trinity, one God,
who forgives all our sin,
whose mercy endures forever. Amen.
God of all mercy and consolation, come to the help of your people, turning us from our sin to live for you alone. Give us the power of your Holy Spirit that we may confess our sin, receive your forgiveness, and grow into the fullness of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
Let us confess our sin in the presence of God and of one another.
Most merciful God, we confess that we are captive to sin and cannot free ourselves. 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. For the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, to the glory of your holy name. Amen.
In the mercy of almighty God, Jesus Christ was given to die for us, and for his sake God forgives us all our sins. As a called and ordained minister of the church of Christ, and by his authority, I therefore declare to you the entire forgiveness of all your sins, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

*GATHERING SONG“For All the Saints”  ELW 422 Stanzas 1 – 3.

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
And also with you.


Let us pray. Almighty God, you have knit your people together in one communion in the mystical body of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Grant us grace to follow your blessed saints in lives of faith and commitment, and to know the inexpressible joys you have prepared for those who love you, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

God speaks to us in scripture, preaching, and song.

FIRST READING: Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18
A reading from Daniel.

1In the first year of King Belshazzar of Babylon, Daniel had a dream and visions of his head as he lay in bed. Then he wrote down the dream: 2I, Daniel, saw in my vision by night the four winds of heaven stirring up the great sea, 3and four great beasts came up out of the sea, different from one another.

15As for me, Daniel, my spirit was troubled within me, and the visions of my head terrified me. 16I approached one of the attendants to ask him the truth concerning all this. So he said that he would disclose to me the interpretation of the matter: 17“As for these four great beasts, four kings shall arise out of the earth. 18But the holy ones of the Most High shall receive the kingdom and possess the kingdom forever—forever and ever.”

The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

PSALM: Psalm 149

1Hallelujah! Sing to the Lord| a new song,
God’s praise in the assembly | of the faithful.
2Let Israel rejoice | in their maker;
let the children of Zion be joyful | in their ruler.
3Let them praise their maker’s | name with dancing;
let them sing praise with tambou- | rine and harp.
4For the Lord takes pleasure | in the people
and adorns the | poor with victory. R
5Let the faithful re- | joice in triumph;
let them sing for joy | on their beds.
6Let the praises of God be | in their throat
and a two-edged sword | in their hand,
7to wreak vengeance | on the nations
and punishment | on the peoples,
8to bind their | kings in chains
and their nobles with | links of iron,
9to inflict on them the judg- | ment decreed;
this is glory for all God’s faithful ones. | Hallelujah! R

SECOND READING: Ephesians 1:11-23
A reading from Ephesians.

11In Christ we have also obtained an inheritance, having been destined according to the purpose of him who accomplishes all things according to his counsel and will, 12so that we, who were the first to set our hope on Christ, might live for the praise of his glory. 13In him you also, when you had heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and had believed in him, were marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit; 14this is the pledge of our inheritance toward redemption as God’s own people, to the praise of his glory.

15I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, and for this reason 16I do not cease to give thanks for you as I remember you in my prayers. 17I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know him, 18so that, with the eyes of your heart enlightened, you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance among the saints, 19and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power for us who believe, according to the working of his great power. 20God put this power to work in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, 21far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the age to come. 22And he has put all things under his feet and has made him the head over all things for the church, 23which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.

The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

Alleluia, Alleluia
Alleluia, Alleluia
Lord to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. 

GOSPEL: Luke 6:20-31
The holy gospel according to Luke. Glory to you, O Lord.

20Then [Jesus] looked up at his disciples and said:
“Blessed are you who are poor,
for yours is the kingdom of God.
21“Blessed are you who are hungry now,
for you will be filled.
“Blessed are you who weep now,
for you will laugh.
22“Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude you, revile you, and defame you on account of the Son of Man. 23Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, for surely your reward is great in heaven; for that is what their ancestors did to the prophets.
24“But woe to you who are rich,
for you have received your consolation.
25“Woe to you who are full now,
for you will be hungry.
“Woe to you who are laughing now,
for you will mourn and weep.
26“Woe to you when all speak well of you, for that is what their ancestors did to the false prophets.
27“But I say to you that listen, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. 29If anyone strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also; and from anyone who takes away your coat do not withhold even your shirt. 30Give to everyone who begs from you; and if anyone takes away your goods, do not ask for them again. 31Do to others as you would have them do to you.”

The gospel of the Lord. Praise to you, O Christ.

SERMON Pastor Eric Trozzo

*HYMN OF THE DAY “For All the Saints”  ELW 422 Stanzas 4 – 7.

1 For all the saints who from their labors rest,
who thee by faith before the world confessed,
thy name, O Jesus, be forever blest.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

2 Thou wast their rock, their fortress, and their might;
thou, Lord, their captain in the well-fought fight;
thou, in the darkness drear, their one true light.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

3 Oh, blest communion, fellowship divine,
we feebly struggle, they in glory shine;
yet all are one in thee, for all are thine.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

4 And when the strife is fierce, the warfare long,
steals on the ear the distant triumph song,
and hearts are brave again and arms are strong.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

5 The golden evening brightens in the west;
soon, soon to faithful servants cometh rest;
sweet is the calm of paradise the blest.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

6 But then there breaks a yet more glorious day:
the saints triumphant rise in bright array;
the King of glory passes on his way.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

7 From earth’s wide bounds, from ocean’s farthest coast,
through gates of pearl streams in the countless host,
singing to Father, Son, and Holy Ghost:
Alleluia! Alleluia!

Let us remember all the saints before God.

We praise and bless you, O holy Trinity. You have taught your church that it is an ageless communion of saints. We thank you for gathering those who faithfully waited in hope for the redemption you promised, and now for adding us who celebrate the love of Christ for the redemption of the world. Prepare a place for us among those who are already with you. Help us remember them as an encouragement to saintly living, exciting us to love, in anticipation of an eternal reunion. With them we praise and bless you, O holy Trinity. Amen.

Jesus says, Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble of heart,
And you will find rest for your souls.
For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
And you will find rest for your souls.

With Martha and Mary of old we cry out:
We grieve when our loved ones die.
Death attacks us; it shocks us all.
O God, where are you when death comes near?
We fear to die unprepared, and we dread the end of self.
Hear us, O God.
Console us with your presence.
Give us your life.
That we might trust in you.
God the Father formed us as creatures who live and love and die.
God the Son lived a human life and joined us in death.
God the Spirit holds us in the eternal body of Christ.
Thanks be to God.

Response after each prayer: hear our prayer.

The peace of Christ be with you always.
And also with you.

ANTHEM  “It Is Well with My Soul” arr. John Ness Beck
The Congregation is invited to follow the text of ELW 785.

God feeds us with the presence of Jesus Christ.

*OFFERTORY “As The Grains of Wheat”

Let us pray. God of all creation, all you have made is good, and your love endures forever. You bring forth bread from the earth and fruit from the vine. Nourish us with these gifts, that we might be for the world signs of your gracious presence in Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.


It is indeed right, our duty and our joy,
that we should at all times and in all places
give thanks and praise to you, almighty and merciful God,
through our Savior Jesus Christ.
By the witness of your saints
you show us the hope of our calling
and strengthen us to run the race set before us,
that we may delight in your mercy and rejoice with them in glory.
And so, with ……..and all the saints,
with the choirs of angels and all the hosts of heaven,
we praise your name and join their unending hymn:


In the night in which he was betrayed,
our Lord Jesus took bread, and gave thanks;
broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying:
Take and eat; this is my body, given for you.
Do this for the remembrance of me.

Again, after supper, he took the cup, gave thanks,
and gave it for all to drink, saying:
This cup is the new covenant in my blood,
shed for you and for all people for the forgiveness of sin.
Do this for the remembrance of me.

Gathered into one by the Holy Spirit, let us pray as Jesus taught us.

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those
who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial
and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours,
now and forever. Amen.

Taste and see that the Lord is good.


COMMUNION SONG “Behold the Host Arrayed in White”  ELW 425

1 Behold the host arrayed in white
like thousand snow-clad mountains bright,
that stands with palms and sings its psalms
before the throne of light!
These are the saints who kept God’s word;
they are the honored of the Lord.
He is their prince who drowned their sins,
so they were cleansed, restored.
They now serve God both day and night;
they sing their songs in endless light.
Their anthems ring when they all sing
with angels shining bright.

2 On earth their work was not thought wise,
but see them now in heaven’s eyes;
before God’s throne of precious stone
they shout their vict’ry cries.
On earth they wept through bitter years;
now God has wiped away their tears,
transformed their strife to heav’nly life,
and freed them from their fears.
For now they have the best at last;
they keep their sweet eternal feast.
At God’s right hand our Lord commands;
he is both host and guest.

3 O blessed saints, now take your rest;
a thousand times shall you be blest
for keeping faith firm unto death
and scorning worldly trust.
For now you live at home with God
and harvest seeds once cast abroad
in tears and sighs. See with new eyes
the pattern in the seed.
The myriad angels raise their song.
O saints, sing with that happy throng;
lift up one voice; let heav’n rejoice
in our redeemer’s song!

COMMUNION SONG  “Shall We Gather at the River” ELW 423
1 Shall we gather at the river,
where bright angel feet have trod,
with its crystal tide forever
flowing by the throne of God?

Yes, we’ll gather at the river,
the beautiful, the beautiful river;
gather with the saints at the river
that flows by the throne of God.

2 On the margin of the river,
washing up its silver spray,
we will walk and worship ever,
all the happy golden day. Refrain

3 Ere we reach the shining river,
lay we ev’ry burden down;
grace our spirits will deliver,
and provide a robe and crown. Refrain

4 Soon we’ll reach the shining river,
soon our pilgrimage will cease;
soon our happy hearts will quiver
with the melody of peace. Refrain

Let us pray. God of abundance, with this bread of life and cup of salvation you have united us with Christ, making us one with all your people. Now send us forth in the power of your Spirit, that we may proclaim your redeeming love to the world and continue forever in the risen life of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

God blesses us and sends us in mission to the world.

The Lord bless you and keep you.
The Lord’s face shine on you with grace and mercy.
The Lord look upon you with favor and  give you peace.

SENDING SONG “Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones” ELW 424
1 Ye watchers and ye holy ones,
bright seraphs, cherubim, and thrones,
raise the glad strain: “Alleluia!”
Cry out, dominions, princedoms, pow’rs,
archangels, virtues, angel choirs:
“Alleluia! Alleluia!” Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

2 O higher than the cherubim,
more glorious than the seraphim,
lead their praises: “Alleluia!”
Thou bearer of the eternal Word,
most gracious, magnify the Lord:
“Alleluia! Alleluia!” Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

3 Respond, ye souls in endless rest,
ye patriarchs and prophets blest:
“Alleluia! Alleluia!”
Ye holy twelve, ye martyrs strong,
all saints triumphant, raise the song:
“Alleluia! Alleluia!” Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

4 O friends, in gladness let us sing,
supernal anthems echoing:
“Alleluia! Alleluia!”
To God the Father, God the Son,
and God the Spirit, Three in One:
“Alleluia! Alleluia!” Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Go in peace. Christ is with you. Thanks be to God.

POSTLUDE “For All Your Saints, O Lord”   arr. Wayne Wold

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