Potsdam United Methodist Church
Where we let Jesus shine! Where we invite, love and nurture ALL!
Sunday Worship
11:00am Service
12:00pm Fellowship
Pastor Rev. Sue Wenner
Secretary Donna McDonald
315-265-7474
Office Hours: Tu-Th 9am-12pm

November 1st, 2020 - All Saints Day: Brothers and Sisters in Christ, here and now you are God's children

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Prelude: Weber (arr.): For All the Saints

Greeting and Pastoral Prayer

Pastoral Prayer

Eternal and everlasting God, we praise You for Your presence with us and Your promises of eternal life in Jesus the Christ, Your Anointed One. We come before You with thankful hearts for keeping our loved ones, and us in Your presence all the days of our lives. You are faithful and true, for all eternity.

During this time of worship, center our hearts, our souls, and our minds on Your Presence with us as we lift to you the prayers of our hearts. We know You promise to hear our prayers, always, and with confidence,

We come to pray for Our Church, for it's leaders and congregation

Our world and our country

our loved ones - keep them: keep them in health, in safety, in comfort, in Your care Keep us, also and send forth Your Holy Spirit of truth, of comfort, and of power. We pray for any among us who feel constrained, or emotionally distressed by our time and era and for any who need to know Your love for them in this hurting world.

We also lift to You those who need comfort as they mourn their loved ones. Jesus promised to send the Holy Spirit, The comforter, who would remind us of Your promises that Nothing in life, or in Death, things present, nor things to come, nor angel or demons within our lives, nor anything in all of creation will ever be able to separate us from Your love in Jesus the Christ, our Lord.

The Lord's Prayer

Opening Hymn: No. 711 For All the Saints

Call to Worship: Psalm 34 [adapted]

  • Pastor: Bless the Lord at all times;
  • People: God's praise will always be in our mouths.
  • Pastor: Praise the Lord—
  • People: We will listen and rejoice in the Lord!
  • Pastor: Magnify the Lord with me;
  • People: Together let us lift God's name up high!
  • Pastor: Seek the Lord;
  • People: God will answer us!

Choral Anthem: Rutter (arr.): When the Saints Go Marching In

Unison Prayer:

God of promises and hope, we come before you with grateful hearts because Jesus showed us Your eternity for us, Your people. We praise Jesus and You for showing us a future beyond our death in this world. We praise You for Your willingness to show us Your kingdom, and Your ways that lead to Your kingdom. Send Your Holy Spirit of truth, of comfort, and of hope so our hearts rejoice in Your faithfulness towards us. Help our feeble hearts grow in the light of Your eternity so we can see Your presence in our journey. Give us assurance, once more, of Your future for us as we come before You with praise and adoration, now and forever.

Hymn: No. 452 My Faith Looks Up to Thee

Gospel Reading and message:

Closing Hymn: No. 638 This is the Feast of Victory

Benediction:

  • Pastor: God has a future for us.
  • People: We leave with the assurance that God loves us.
  • Pastor: God promises us a safe passage into God's realm.
  • People: We leave with visions of God's trustworthy promises.
  • Pastor: We are changed by God's love for us.
  • People: We leave knowing that as God transforms us, we will be like God and Jesus.
  • Pastor: We can trust God's love for us, because it is from everlasting to everlasting.
  • People: Praise the Lord for all God's blessings toward us.

Postlude: For All the Saints (Sine Nomine), played by Mark Dwyer