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How to Use this Service: This order of worship is intended to be a resource for people to worship in their own homes. The service can be led by an individual, or parts can be divided among those present. This service will be live streamed on Facebook at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday.

L=Leader A=All


Focus/Theme: All the Saints. A saint is a person made holy by God. We believe that all Christians who are made new in Jesus are made holy. In the end, all the saints will be together, worshipping Jesus face to face.

Brief Order for Confession and Forgiveness
L: As we prepare to worship God, let us confess our sin and our trust in God’s forgiveness.

Kyrie Eleison vs 1 & Chorus

L: In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit
A: Amen
L: Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you and worthily magnify your holy name, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
A: Amen
L: If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. But if we confess our sins, God who is faithful and just will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Silence for reflection and self-examination.
Kyrie Eleison vs 2

Most merciful God,
A: we confess that we are captive to sin and cannot free ourselves. We have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. For the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, to the glory of your holy name. Amen
L: Almighty God, in his mercy, has given his Son to die for us and, for his sake, forgives us all our sins. As a called and ordained minister of the Church of Christ, and by his authority, I therefore declare to you the entire forgiveness of all your sins, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Kyrie Eleison Chorus


Song: Hymn #422 – For All the Saints (vs. 1-4)
L: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.
A: And also with you.
Prayer of the Day:
L: Let us pray,
A: 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. Amen.


Bible Readings:
A reading from Revelation 7:9-17
Praise Song – Taste and See That the Lord is Good
L: A reading from 1 John 3:1-3
L: The word of the Lord, A: Thanks be to God.
L: The holy gospel according to Matthew.
A: Glory to you, O Lord. Matthew 5:1-12
L: The gospel of the Lord.
A: Praise to you, O Christ.

Sermon Worship That Never Ends

Hymn of the Day Praise Song – Agnus Dei
Remembrance of the Saints
L: When we were baptized into Christ Jesus, we were bap-tized into his death. We were buried, therefore, with him by baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might live a new life.
A: For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his.
L: In joyful expectation of the resurrection to eternal life, we remember this day those who have gone before us in faith and who now rest from their labors, especially those saints from this congregation who have died since last All Saints Sunday: Tommy Thompson, Maxine King, Maxine During, Nita Larsen, Solveig Runge, Charlotte Richards, Max Johnson, Rev. David Carlson, Ann Stump, Ed Den Beste, Keith McLarnan, Constance Wilen, Ken Cain.
L: We remember, too, the friends of Trinity who have died: Greg Askeland, Bob Goodwin, Susan White, Roy Strehlow, Marty Meisner, Irving F. Jensen, Jr., Mary Luse, Pat Feathers, Rev. Curtis Miller, Anita Wegehaupt and Gary Hollstein. In the hope and expectation that God continues to draw people from all tribes and peoples and languages into that great multitude, we recognize the new saints in Christ, who were baptized since last All Saints Day: Harrison Jensen Vakulskas. And, we recognize those who have affirmed their baptismal faith: Yesenia Cisneros, Brookelyn Lantz, Zoe Lorenzen, Madeline Meehan, and Kyrie Olorundami.
L: Let us pray,
A: Lord, we thank you for all your saints, for those who have gone before us and for those you continue to draw into your fold. Unite us all as your children, gathered to worship you and serve you, for the sake of the world. Amen.

L: Longing for Christ’s reign to come among us, we pray for the outpouring of God’s power on the church, the world, and all in need.
L: Lord of all the saints, we praise you for evangelists and martyrs whose sacrifices witness to your gospel across time and space. Inspire us by their courage to carry our faith to new people and places around us.
Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.
L: Lord, we pray for favorable weather. We pray for those who work outside and for those who are homeless. Keep them warm and protect them from the cold.
Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.
L: Lord of every nation, guide this country—red states and blue states, rural voters and urban voters, young and old—as we share in another national election. Kindle hearts eager to understand our common needs and seek our common good.
Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.
L: We pray for those among us who are sick or injured, especially for Skip Meisner, Barb Curry, Doug Walker, Jim Mandicino, and Jim Sorvaag’s sister, Karen, as they face the ordeals of cancer. We also pray for John Berg, Terry Church’s sister, Mary, and Bob & Joyce VanWaart’s son, Patrick, as they continue to face health issues.
Lord in your mercy, Hear our prayer.
L: We pray for those who grieve death and loss. We pray especially for the family of Ken Cain, as they live with his death. Comfort your people and give them peace.
Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.
L: All these things and whatever else you see that we need, we entrust to your mercy, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
A: Amen.


Great Thanksgiving
L: The Lord be with you. And also with you.
L: Lift up your hearts. We lift them to the Lord.
L: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
A: It is right to give him thanks and praise.
L: It is indeed right, our duty and our joy, that we should at all times and in all places give thanks and praise to you, almighty and merciful God, through our Savior Jesus Christ; who on this day overcame death and the grave, and by his glorious resurrection opened to us the way of everlasting life. And so, with all the choirs of angels, with the church on earth and the hosts of heaven, we praise your name and join their unending hymn:
A: Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.
L: 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: This cup is the new covenant in my blood, shed for you and for all people for the forgiveness of sin. Do this for the remembrance of me.

Lord’s Prayer
L: Come to the banquet, for all is now ready.
Table Blessing:
L: The body and blood of our Lord Jesus strengthen you and keep you in his grace.
A: Amen
Post Communion Canticle
Hymn #207 – Thankful Hearts and Voices Raise


Prayer for the Sending of Communion
(We pray together a prayer for the bread that is sent to those who are homebound.)

(Sung to The Blessing, by Carrie Jobe & Cody Carnes)
L: The Lord bless you and keep you, the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you, the Lord look upon you with favor, + and give you peace.
A: Amen.
Sending Song For All the Saints (vs. 1, 5-7)
L: Go in peace, serve the Lord.
A: Thanks be to God.