All Saints Sunday Worship Service: 6 November 2022

Prelude: “His Eye is On the Sparrow” – Gabriel (public domain)

Opening Hymn: ELW 4″22- “For All the Saints.”

Hymn of the Day: ELW 426- “Sing With All the Saints in Glory.”

Communion Hymns:

   ACS 969- “Welcome Table.”

   ELW 425- “Behold the Host Arrayed in White.”

Sending Hymn: ACS 950- “Oh, When the Saints Go Marching In.”

Postlude: TFF 210 “I’ve Got a Robe.”

Order of Worship for All Saints Sunday Service, November 6, 2022


In holy baptism God makes saints out of sinners. In holy communion God forgives the sins of all the saints. In worship today we give thanks for all the saints “who from their labors rest.” In the same breath we petition our God for the strength to hear and to heed the admonitions of Jesus in today’s gospel. Sealed by the Spirit and sustained by the Savior’s body and blood, we live with joy as God gives us breath, to the praise of God’s glory.

Confession and Forgiveness

All may make the sign of the cross, the sign that is marked at baptism, as the presiding minister begins.

Blessed be the holy Trinity, ☩ one God,

who redeems us in Christ Jesus,

whose steadfast love endures forever.


Let us confess our sin in the presence of God and of one another.

Silence is kept for reflection.

Most merciful God,

we confess that we have sinned against you

and our neighbors.

We have ignored voices

that call for your justice.

We have neglected actions

that witness to your righteousness.

We have spoken and acted

in ways that disrupt your beloved community.

We truly repent of things we have done

and left undone.

For the sake of Jesus Christ, have mercy on us.

Restore our troubled spirits,

so that we may live in newness,

follow the way of the Spirit,

and build up the body of Christ.


Rejoice and be glad!

God hears the prayers of all who cry out,

and restores us to life through the death

and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Therefore, I declare to you the forgiveness of all your sins,

in the name of the Father,

and of the ☩ Son,

and of the Holy Spirit.


Prayer of the Day

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.


First Reading: Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18

The book of Daniel was written in the second century BCE, when the Syrian king Antiochus Epiphanes was severely persecuting the Jews. Daniel’s vision of the four beasts proclaims that human kings will come and go, but the kingdom will ultimately belong to God and to God’s people.

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.”

Psalm: Psalm 149

Sing the Lord’s praise in the assembly of the faithful. (Ps. 149:1)

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

After giving thanks for the faith of the Ephesians, the writer of this letter prays that they might understand the wisdom, hope, and power of God that is embodied in Jesus Christ.

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.

Gospel: Luke 6:20-31

In echoes of the prophet Isaiah and Mary’s song of praise, Jesus reveals surprising things about who enjoys blessing and who endures woe. He invites his disciples to shower radical love, blessing, forgiveness, generosity, and trust even on enemies and outsiders.

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.”

Sermon: Pastor Chris Lee

Prayers of Intercession

United with your saints across time and place, we pray for our shared world.

Holy One, your church rests on the faithful who came before us. Give bishops, pastors, deacons, and lay leaders the will to carry the church forward and discern your will for the future. Lord, in your mercy,

receive our prayer.

Holy One, the earth is yours and all that dwells within it. Care for places ravaged by natural disasters. Quell raging fires and halt destruction caused by flooding. Lord, in your mercy,

receive our prayer.

Holy One, you raise up leaders to guide your people. Kindle in them a passion to care for others, a desire to seek the common good, and the courage to love their enemies. Lord, in your mercy,

receive our prayer.

Holy One, you bless those who are poor, hungry, and reviled. Provide food, housing, and security to all who are vulnerable or in crisis. May those who have more than enough give generously. Lord, in your mercy,

receive our prayer.

Holy One,  you sustain and guide your people when the way

forward is uncertain. Bring healing to those who are sick or suffering, especially the family of Carol Garner; Britta Maddox; Carol Lear; Libby Hofsas; Ray Seaholm; Lane Seaholm; Lucas Roney; Noah Stoutt; Kim Engels; Joyce Anderson; Jeanna LaRue; Karen Bemowski; Nan Hibbs; Julie Peters; Kenneth Bobb; Richard Mowery; Gary Berg; Bruce and Sandy Wright; Julie Prenatt; Sheri Stoutt; Randy McIntyre; Marilyn Hubbard; and all those we name before you now, aloud or in our hearts…

Lord, in your mercy,

receive our prayer.

Holy One, hold us in community with one another. Nurture a spirit of abundant hospitality and intentional inclusion among us, welcoming the gifts of adults and children. Inspire creative visions for our life together. Lord, in your mercy,

receive our prayer.

Holy One, we remember in thanksgiving all those who have died especially Brian Kapple, Carol Garner; Marijane Cook; Kay Larson; Evelyn Moser; Barbara Witt; and Scott Mitchell Johnson. Wipe away our tears and comfort us with the promise of everlasting life in you. Lord, in your mercy,

receive our prayer.

Accept these prayers, gracious God, and those known only to you; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.



Welcome Table                                                         ACS #969

Behold the Host Arrayed in White                            ELW #425


The body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ strengthen you and keep you in his grace.


Prayer after Communion

We give you thanks, most gracious God, that you have fed us with the bread of heaven

and given us a foretaste of Paradise.

Enliven us to be your body in the world and to serve those who are in need;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.



The God of peace, who creates all things and calls them good,

who makes us alive in Jesus, and who breathes on us the Spirit of hope,

☩ bless you now and forever.


SENDING HYMN    Oh, When the Saints Go Marching In                 ACS # 950


Go in peace. Be a blessing in the world.

Thanks be to God.

POSTLUDE        I’ve Got a Robe           TFF #210

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Image credits:

Music and other credits:

Assisting Minister: Mike McCalester

Lector: Cari Wehrheim

Music Director/ Organist/ Pianist: Pam Edwards

“His Eye is On the Sparrow” – Gabriel. Public domain.

Opening Hymn: ELW 422- “For All the Saints.”

“Sing With All the Saints in Glory.” Tune: © 1995, Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved. Permission to podcast/stream and print the music in this service obtained from One License with license #A-704843.

Communion Hymns:

   ACS 969- “Welcome Table.”

“Behold the Host Arrayed in White.” Text: © 1978, Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved. Permission to podcast/stream and print the music in this service obtained from One License with license #A-704843.

Sending Hymn: ACS 950- “Oh, When the Saints Go Marching In.”

Postlude: TFF 210 “I’ve Got a Robe.”

All rights reserved. Permission to podcast/stream and print the music in this service obtained from One License with license #A-704843.

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