Bulletin: November 5th, 2023 - All Saints Day

First Lutheran Church                 All Saints Day
PO Box 153 - 240 Elm Street West                November 5, 2023            
Amery, WI   715-268-7135                                www.flcamery.org
Our mission is to know Jesus and to make Jesus known. Jn. 17    
HYMN: Lord Jesus You Shall Be My Song………………………....Red 808

CONFESSION/FORGIVENESS, HYMN: 
Soon and Very Soon….Rd 439

GREETING  Psalm 118
Tell the LORD how thankful you are, because he is kind and always merciful.   Let Israel shout,    Men- "God is always merciful!"    Let the family of Aaron, the priest shout,  Women- "God is always merciful!"  Let every true worshiper of the LORD shout,         All- "God is always merciful!"  When I was really hurting, I prayed to the LORD. He answered my prayer, and took my worries away.   All: The LORD is on my side, and I am not afraid of what others can do to me.  With the LORD on my side, I will defeat all of my hateful enemies.  It is better to trust the LORD for protection than to trust anyone else…  (My enemy) attacks were so fierce that I nearly fell, but the LORD helped me.  All: My power and my strength come from the LORD, and he has saved me.  From the tents of God's people come shouts of victory:  All: "The LORD is powerful! With his mighty arm the LORD wins victories!  The LORD is powerful!"  All: I shall not die, but live, and I will live to tell what the LORD has done.  (The Lord) did not let death lay its hands on me.  All: Open the gates of justice! I will enter and tell the LORD how thankful I am.  Here is the gate of the LORD! Everyone who does right may enter this gate.  All: I praise the LORD for answering my prayers and saving me.  The stone that the builders tossed aside has now become the most important stone. The LORD has done this, and it is amazing to us. This day belongs to the LORD!  All: Let's celebrate and be glad today.

HYMN: For All the Saints………………vs 1-4…………………..RED 422

Almighty God, whose people are knit together in one holy Church, the body of 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 your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen

Revelation 7:9-17 After this I looked, and there was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, robed in white, with palm branches in their hands. They cried out in a loud voice, saying, "Salvation belongs to our God who is seated on the throne, and to the Lamb!" And all the angels stood around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, singing, "Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen." Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, "Who are these, robed in white, and where have they come from?" I said to him, "Sir, you are the one that knows." Then he said to me, "These are they who have come out of the great ordeal; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. For this reason they are before the throne of God, and worship him day and night within his temple, and the one who is seated on the throne will shelter them. They will hunger no more, and thirst no more; the sun will not strike them, nor any scorching heat; for the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of the water of life, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes."

LIGHTING OF THE SAINTS’ CANDLES: Solo: Lou Williamson

HYMN: Who is this Host…………………………………GREEN 314

1 John 3:1-3 See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are. The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God's children now; what we will be has not yet been revealed. What we do know is this: when he is revealed, we will be like him, for we will see him as he is. And all who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.

GOSPEL: Matthew 5:1-12 When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. 2Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying: "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. "Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. "Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. "Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy. "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. "Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. "Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you."

NICENE CREED

CHILDREN COME FORWARD

SERMON

OFFERING: We Thank God for our Choir

PRAYERS

HOLY COMMUNION
LORD’S PRAYER
Hymns:
Blest are They 726, Music, For All the Saints vs 5-7,422 Music

God's blessing be with you, Christ's peace be with you, the Spirit's outpouring be with you, now and always. Amen

Go in peace. Live the gospel. Thanks be to God!      
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