RINGING OF THE BELL
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS MINUTE FOR MISSIONS- STEWARDSHIP
Minister: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and
the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
People: And also with you.
Minister: Let us offer each other the peace of Christ.
People: Please greet your neighbor saying: “The peace of the Lord be
CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: Sing to the Lord a new song, People: For our God alone is Lord of all. Leader: Break into joyous songs of praise, People: Let all the earth celebrate and rejoice. Leader: For our God comes in victory, People: With righteousness and justice for all.
*HYMN 150 Come, Christians, Join to Sing (Blue Hymnal)
*CONFESSION OF SIN & DECLARATION OF PARDON
Minister: Lord Jesus, you came to reveal God’s light to the whole . world: Lord, have mercy.
ALL: Lord, have mercy.
Minister: Lord Jesus, you come in Word and Sacrament to strengthen . us in holiness: Christ, have mercy.
All: Christ have mercy.
Minister: Lord Jesus, you will come in glory with salvation for all your
people: Lord have mercy. ALL: Lord have mercy. Minister: May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and
bring us to everlasting life.
*GLORIA PATRI NO. 579 (Blue Hymnal)
SPECIAL MUSIC –Allerseelen-Richard Strauss-Hanna Mazur, Soprano
Translation: Today the graves are full of scents and flowers, the last red asters on the table lay, and let us again speak of love’s desires, like once in May. Give me your hand in furtive, sweet advances- if people see it, mind not what they say: Give me just one of your delighting glances, like once in May. Today the graves are full of lights and flowers, one day a year the dead shall hold their sway: Spend on my heart again those lovely hours, like once in May.
SCRIPTURE LESSON –Revelation 7:9-17 Page 999 (Pew Bible)
Minister: The Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.
SERMON –“THE COMMUNION OF SAINTS” Dr. Don McGarity
Let us confess the faith of our baptism, as we say:
I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father; Through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven, and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered death and was buried, and rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church. I confess one baptism for the forgiveness of sins and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen.
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*DOXOLOGY 592 (Blue Hymnal)
OFFERTORY PRAYER (Unison): Lord our God, we entrust into your hands our life and our death. Give us your life-giving bread and the wine of loyalty to your covenant, that by their power we may overcome death and live for life and join those who have gone before us in faith, through Jesus Christ, your Son and our risen Lord forever. Amen
HOLY COMMUNION SERVICE (SEE INSERT)
*HYMN 526 For All The Saints (Blue Hymnal)
Minister: The Lord be with you. People: And also with you.
Minister: May Almighty God bless you the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. People: Amen.
Minister: Go in peace. People: Thanks be to God.
*RESPONSE HYMN 586 Threefold Amen
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Assisting in Worship – Liturgist- Jane Gay
*ALL WHO ARE ABLE MAY STAND
Pastor- Dr. Don McGarity (352-374-8633) Welcome to our visitors! We pray that you will had a wonderful experience.
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