Aldersgate United Methodist Church
November 1, 2020 – 10:30 a.m.
Our Mission:  To Know Jesus and To Make Him Known

Reformation Sunday                                                                           Liturgical Color:  Green          

PREPARATION 

 PRELUDE
Sherry Moore

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS  

ACTS OF WORSHIP

*SONGS OF WORSHIP   
"The Church's One Foundation”
“10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)”

*THE APOSTLES’ CREED 
Rev. Steve Badskey

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 God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come 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.

CHILDREN'S MOMENT
Beth Johnson, Children's Ministry Intern

 MORNING PRAYER AND OFFERTORY PRAYER |

OFFERTORY
"Benediction"  
Anglea Chancel Choir (recorded 11-4-18)

DOXOLOGY
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow.
Praise Him, all creatures here below.
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host.
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

PROCLAMATION AND RESPONSE 

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
Dr. Brian Miller

Holy Spirit of God, shine your light upon this Word and into our hearts that we may be enlightened with fresh understanding. Amen

SCRIPTURE READING 

Revelation 7:9-17                                    

SERMON      
"All Saints Day” 
Dr. Brian Miller

COMMUNION RITUAL
Communion Music, Mark Free


THE GREAT THANKSGIVING | All Saints Sunday

LEADER:  The Lord be with you.

PEOPLE:  And also with you.

LEADER:  Lift up your hearts.

PEOPLE:  We lift them up to the Lord.

LEADER:  Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

PEOPLE:  It is right to give our thanks and praise.

 It is right, and a good and joyful thing,

Always and everywhere to give thanks to you,

Lord God Almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

Blessed are you, God of creation and all beginnings, God of Abraham and Sarah, God of Miriam and Moses, God of Joshua and Deborah, God of Ruth and David, God of the priests and the prophets, God of Mary and Joseph, God of apostles and martyrs, God of our mothers and fathers, God of our Children to all generations.

And so, with all your people on earth and all of the company of heaven, we praise your name and join their unending hymn:

ALL:  Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

Holy are you, and blessed is your Son Jesus Christ. By the baptism of his suffering, death, and resurrection you gave birth to your church, delivered us from slavery to sin and death, and made with us a new covenant by water and the Spirit.

On the night in which he gave himself up for us, he took bread, gave thanks to you, broke the bread, gave it to his disciples, and said: “Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me."

When the supper was over, he took the cup, gave thanks to you, gave it to his disciples, and said: "Drink from this, all of you; this is my blood of the new covenant, poured out for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me."

And so, in remembrance of these your mighty acts in Jesus Christ we offer ourselves in praise and thanksgiving as a holy and living sacrifice, in union with Christ's offering for us as we proclaim the mystery of faith.

ALL: Christ has died; Christ is risen; Christ will come again.

Pour out your Holy Spirit on us gathered here, and on these gifts of bread and wine. Make them be for us the body and blood of Christ that we may be the body of Christ, redeemed by his blood.

Renew our communion with all your saints, especially those whom we have already named before you through our words and in our silence.

 Becky Caldwell

P.L. Corley

Phil Easter

Ann Gamblin

John Gorrie

Ann Hinds

Jim Hinkle

Bob Martin

John Temple

 Since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, strengthen us to run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith. By your Spirit make us one with Christ, one with each other, and one in ministry to all the world, until Christ comes in final victory and we feast at his heavenly banquet.

Through your Son Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit in your holy church, all honor and glory is yours, Almighty God, now and forever. Amen.

And now, with the confidence of children of God, let us pray the prayer that Jesus taught his disciples: Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

LORD'S PRAYER

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread. and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

*SONG OF RESPONSE 
"'On Eagle's Wings 
Claire McCann

SENDING

*BENEDICTION  
Dr. Brian Miller

POSTLUDE
Sherry Moore