First United Methodist Church of Schenectady
Worship for All Saints Sunday
November 6th, 2022
Photo by Zach Long
It may help to center yourself into worship by lighting a candle, as a symbol of God’s presence with you during the time of worship. You may also want to pay attention to lighting, the position of your body, and the availability of distractions.
“Holy One, thank you for the saints.”
“Ave Verum Corpus” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Call to Worship
One: As we gather, we remember.
Many: We hold in our hearts those who have taught us love, and remember their lessons.
One: As we gather, we give thanks.
Many: We hold in our souls those who have formed us, and we offer thanks for their lives.
Hymn #711: “For All the Saints”
God of Relationships,
You knit together your people
in one communion and fellowship,
in the mystical body of Christ.
Grant us grace
so to follow your holy saints
to your unspeakable joys,
which you prepared for your people.
Cares and Celebrations
Photo by Eileen Deming
The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father (Creator)
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, for ever. Amen.
Listening and Reflecting
Poem: “If I Carry My Father” by Marjorie Saiser
Scripture Reading: Psalm 145:1-5,17-21
Time with Young People
Hymn #707: “Hymn of Promise”
Scripture Reading: Ephesians 1:11-23
Passing of the Peace
If you are worshiping with others, please pass the Peace of Christ.
Whether you are alone or with others, please take a moment to find God’s peace within, and then to share it with the world. You may want to reach out to speak peace to another during this week.
Sermon: “Passing Faith Down Generations”
Joy in Giving
Offertory: “Almighty God” by Greg Nelson and Phill McHugh
Photo by Larry McArthur
If you wish, you are welcome to use this time to make a donation to the church online, or to put a check in the mail.
The time of offering is not only about our financial gifts to the church, it is about offering our lives to God and the building of the kindom. This is a time for reflection: What is being asked of us? What is being given to us? What are we able to offer? What do we need?