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.
Readings and Psalm
- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18
The holy ones of the Most High shall receive the kingdom
- Psalm 149
Sing the Lord’s praise in the assembly of the faithful. (Ps. 149:1)
- Ephesians 1:11-23
God raised Christ from the dead and made him head over all the church
- Luke 6:20-31
Jesus speaks blessings and woes
Reminder: On Sunday during our worship service, there will be time to communally remember those who have received their sainthood and now reside with God. Please send the names of your loved ones to Pastor Christina before worship on Sunday by emailing them to email@example.com, or by commenting on this post. You can also bring pictures or small momentos to be placed on the altar for the duration of the All Saints worship service.