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November 4th, 2016 THE ORDER OF WORSHIP

All Saints Sunday PRELUDE Chorale Partita on For All the Saints Wells



Of all three years of the lectionary cycle, this year’s All Saints readings In the name of the Father, and of the (+) Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
have the most tears. Isaiah and Revelation look forward to the day when Amen.
God will wipe away all tears; in John’s gospel, Jesus weeps along with
Mary and all the gathered mourners before he demonstrates his power over GATHERING SONG: For All the Saints vv. 1-4 (ELW 422)
death. On All Saints Day we celebrate the victory won for all the faithful
dead, but we grieve for our beloved dead as well, knowing that God honors GREETING
our tears. We bring our grief to the table and find there a foretaste of
Isaiah’s feast to come. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of
the Holy Spirit be with you all!
CHILDREN are always welcome to our Worship Service. Rainbow bags and And also with you!
a cry room are available. A staffed nursery is also available if needed. An
usher will gladly provide you with assistance. LITANY OF THE SAINTS (ELW 237)

As a worship courtesy, we ask that you please turn off or set to vibrate all Let us remember all the beloved saints before God, with thanksgiving.
cellular telephones and pagers during the worship service.

We ask that all present today please fill out the Attendance and Communion REMEMBRANCE OF SAINTS
registration card found in your bulletin and place it in the offering plate so
that we may record your presence with us. We praise and bless you, O Holy Trinity. You have taught us that you love
every being you have made, and you have established the Church, this
PRAYER UPON ENTERING THE PEW ageless communion of saints, as a sign of your love for all. We thank you
for gathering those who faithfully waited in hope for the redemption you
Holy God, I believe I cannot by my own understanding or strength believe promised, and now for adding us who celebrate the love of your Christ for
in Jesus Christ my Lord or come to him, but instead the Holy Spirit has the redemption of the world. Prepare a place for us among those who are
called me through the Gospel, enlightened me with her gifts, made me holy, already with you. Help us remember them as an encouragement to saintly
and kept me in the true faith, just as she calls, gathers, enlightens, and living, exciting us to love, in anticipation of an eternal reunion.
makes holy the whole Christian Church and keeps it with Christ Jesus in
the one true faith. Each day in this Christian Church the Holy Spirit We remember especially those saints and souls in and close to our
abundantly forgives all sins--mine and those of all believers. On the last community who have died this year:
day the Holy Spirit will raise me and all the dead and will give to me and
all believers in Christ eternal life. Amen! This is most certainly true! Amen. As each name is read a candle is lit and a bell tolls.

(From Luther's Small Catechism, explanation of the third article of the

Thelma Schumacher, who died February 18
Cynthia Griffin, who died April 9
Louise Distelhorst, who died July 26
Keith Kilhefner, who died August 24
Anne Hudecek, who died September 3

An extra moment of silence is observed

Jesus says, Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and
humble in heart,
And you will find rest for your souls.

For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

And you will find rest for your souls. PRAYER OF THE DAY
HYMN OF PRAISE: Now the Feast and Celebration Let us pray.
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.

Please be seated.

FIRST READING Isaiah 25:6-9

Isaiah sees a vision of the end of days, when the Lord will gather all God’s
people on God’s holy mountain and will prepare for them a rich feast. At
this banquet the Lord will wipe the tears from all eyes. And there will be no
more sorrow, for God will destroy death itself.
On this mountain the LORD of hosts will make for all peoples
a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wines,
of rich food filled with marrow, of well-aged wines strained clear.
And he will destroy on this mountain
the shroud that is cast over all peoples,
the sheet that is spread over all nations;
he will swallow up death forever.
Then the Lord GOD will wipe away the tears from all faces,
and the disgrace of his people he will take away from all the earth,
for the LORD has spoken. The word of the Lord.
It will be said on that day, Thanks be to God.
Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, so that he might save us.
This is the LORD for whom we have waited; We invite you to please stand.
let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.
and the one who is seated on the throne will shelter them. GOSPEL ACCLAMATION
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.”

The word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

Psalm 34:1-10 Paraphrase: Taste and See (ELW 493)

SECOND READING Revelation 21:1-6a

Verse: They are before the | throne of God,* and the one who is seated on
Here is a vision of the new heaven and new earth in which God resides the throne will |shelter them. (Rev. 7:15)
fully with God’s people so that mourning, despair, and pain have been
eradicated. These renewing words from the God who spans all of time are GOSPEL: John 11:32-44
trustworthy and true. As the Gospel is announced, worshippers are invited to trace a cross upon
1 their forehead, then over their lips, and then over their hearts, silently
I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth
praying, “May the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ be ever on my mind, on
had passed away, and the sea was no more. 2And I saw the holy city, the
my lips, and in my heart.”
new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride
adorned for her husband. 3And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying,
The holy gospel according to John.
“See, the home of God is among mortals.
Glory to you, O Lord.
He will dwell with them;
they will be his peoples,
Through the raising of Lazarus, Jesus offers the world a vision of the life to
and God himself will be with them;
4 come, when death and weeping will be no more.
he will wipe every tear from their eyes.
Death will be no more; When Mary came where Jesus was and saw him, she knelt at his feet and
mourning and crying and pain will be no more, said to him, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have
for the first things have passed away.” died.” 33When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her also
And the one who was seated on the throne said, “See, I am making all weeping, he was greatly disturbed in spirit and deeply moved. 34He said,
things new.” Also he said, “Write this, for these words are trustworthy and “Where have you laid him?” They said to him, “Lord, come and
true.” 6aThen he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the see.” 35Jesus began to weep. 36So the Jews said, “See how he loved
beginning and the end.” him!” 37But some of them said, “Could not he who opened the eyes of the
blind man have kept this man from dying?”
again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will
Then Jesus, again greatly disturbed, came to the tomb. It was a cave, have no end.
and a stone was lying against it. 39Jesus said, “Take away the stone.”
Martha, the sister of the dead man, said to him, “Lord, already there is a We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds
stench because he has been dead four days.” 40Jesus said to her, “Did I not from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is
tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?” 41So they worshiped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. We
took away the stone. And Jesus looked upward and said, “Father, I thank believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church. We acknowledge one
you for having heard me. 42I knew that you always hear me, but I have said baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the
this for the sake of the crowd standing here, so that they may believe that dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.
you sent me.” 43When he had said this, he cried with a loud voice,
“Lazarus, come out!” 44The dead man came out, his hands and feet bound PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION
with strips of cloth, and his face wrapped in a cloth. Jesus said to them,
“Unbind him, and let him go.” With the people of God gathered here and throughout the world, we offer
our prayers for the church, the world, and all people in need.
The gospel of the Lord.
Please sit or kneel as you are able.
Praise to you, O Christ.
Each petition ends with:
Please be seated. Lord, in your mercy,
hear our prayer.
SERMON Pastor Charles Peterson
Enfold all things in your compassion, O God, and bring us into your life
Silence for reflection and then we invite you to stand as we sing: through the faithfulness of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
HYMN OF THE DAY: Blest Are They (ELW 728)
As they recite the creed, worshippers are invited to bow beginning with the Beloved in the Lord, let us confess our sins to God in the presence of one
words “born of the virgin Mary,” until the words “he descended to the another.
A moment of silence.
We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and
earth, of all that is, seen and unseen. Most merciful God,
we confess that we are captive to sin and cannot free ourselves. We
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have
begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our
from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father; whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. For the
through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us,
came down from heaven, was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the and lead us, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways,
virgin Mary and became truly human. For our sake he was crucified to the glory of your holy name.
under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third Amen.
day he rose again in accordance with the scriptures; he ascended into
heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come
God, who is rich in mercy, loved us even when we were dead in sin, and
made us alive together with Christ. By grace you have been saved. In the
name of ☩ Jesus Christ, I declare that your sins are forgiven. Almighty God
strengthen you with power through the Holy Spirit, that Christ may live in
your hearts through faith and show forth in your love for all.
PEACE God of all creation, all you have made is good, and your love endures
forever. You bring forth bread from the earth and fruit from the vine.
The peace of Christ be with you always. Nourish us with these gifts, that we might be for the world signs of your
And also with you. gracious presence in Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
Please be seated.

ANTHEM AT THE OFFERING The Call Vaughn-Williams

We invite you to please stand.

OFFERTORY HYMN: As the Grains of Wheat (ELW 465)

HOLY, HOLY, HOLY This cup is the new covenant in my blood, shed for you and for all people
Worshippers are invited to bow through to the words “Hosanna in the for the forgiveness of sin. Do this for the remembrance of me.
Remembering, therefore, his death, resurrection, and ascension, we await
his coming in glory. Pour out upon us the Spirit of your love, O Lord, and
unite the wills of all who share this heavenly food, the body and blood of
Jesus Christ, our Lord; to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be all honor
and glory, now and forever.


Lord, remember us in your Kingdom, and teach us to pray:

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 and ever.


All who desire to leave their old lives behind and live in Christ, come to the
Worshippers are invited to bow with the consecration of the Lord’s body
and blood, each time the words “Do this for the remembrance of me,” are Lutherans believe, teach and confess that we receive the true Body and
spoken. Blood of Christ in Holy Communion. If you desire to pick up the cross and
live in Christ, we hope you will receive with us. Even if you do not feel
Holy, mighty, and merciful Lord, heaven and earth are full of your glory. In prepared to receive the sacrament today we hope you will join us at the
great love you sent to us Jesus, your Son, who reached out to heal the sick table. Simply hold your hands over your heart and the pastor will give you
and suffering, who preached good news to the poor, and who, on the cross, a blessing. Pastor will be glad to discuss Holy Communion and Holy
opened his arms to all. Baptism with you!

In the night in which he was betrayed, our Lord Jesus took bread, and gave
thanks; broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying: Take and eat; this is
my body, given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.

Again, after supper, he took the cup, gave thanks, and gave it for all to
drink, saying:
LAMB OF GOD COMMUNION SONG Give Thanks for Saints (ELW 428)
Please sing all invocations.

We invite you to stand.


Almighty God, you gave your Son Jesus Christ both as a sacrifice for sin
and a model of godly life. Move us by your Holy Spirit to receive him
always with thanksgiving and conform our lives to his; through the same
Jesus Christ our Lord.
John Christian Frederick Heyer, died 1873; Bartholomaeus
Gracious God, loving all your family with a mother’s tender care: As you
Ziegenbalg, died 1719; Ludwig Nommensen, died 1918; missionaries
sent the angel to feed Elijah with heavenly bread, assist those who set forth
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
to share your word and sacrament with those who are sick, homebound, and
Heyer was the first missionary sent out by American Lutherans. After
imprisoned. In your love and care, nourish and strengthen those who will
teaching at Gettysburg College and Seminary he was assigned to the
receive this sacrament, and give us all the comfort of your abiding presence
Andhra region of India. A worker among the Tamil people on the southeast
through the body and blood of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord.
coast of India, Ziegenbalg was opposed both by local Hindus and by
Danish authorities who favored a different missionary style. He was known
for caring about the welfare of the whole person. Nommensen was born in
northern Germany and was sent to Sumatra as a Lutheran missionary.
Working among the Batak people, he translated the scriptures into their
The Lord bless us and keep us.
language, and honored their native culture.
The Lord’s face shine on us with grace and mercy.
The Lord look upon us with favor and give us peace.

In the name of the Father, and of the (+) Son, and of the Holy Spirit. The Altar flowers are administered by the worship committee. The 2019
Amen. Altar Flower chart is posted on the bulletin board in the lower lobby and
there is a nearby pocket containing an information sheet for donors to
SENDING HYMN For All the Saints vv. 5-7 (ELW 422) complete and hand into the office or place in the offering plate for
proper publication in the bulletin.
If you would like to purchase flowers for worship in memory of or in honor
Go in peace. Love as God has loved you. of someone, please sign up. The cost is $35 per arrangement, and checks
Thanks be to God should be made out to Trinity Lutheran Church. The contact person is Mary
in the church office (614) 224.6818 or email:
POSTLUDE Toccata Frescobaldi Please do not remove flowers unless you purchased them or made
The flowers on the altar are given to the glory of God, and in
memory of Cynthia Griffin and are in memory of all of the ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING A MEMBER OF
saints of Trinity Church. TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH?

Presented by Shirley Griffin We receive members throughout the year by Baptism, Affirmation of Faith,
Confirmation, Letter of Transfer, and New Member Instruction. Please
contact the church office with any questions. 224-6818.

Please feel free to take your bulletin and happenings with you.
The flowers on the altar are given to the glory of God and in If you wish to discard your bulletin, a recycling box is located at the exit.
honor of the birthday of Sharon Heinlein. Thank you.

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