All Saints’ Sunday

Rev Dr Richard Chung

Rev Dr Richard Chung
November 1, 2020

Blessed Are

Based on Matthew 5:1-12

     The Beatitudes of Jesus Christ is a standard of lifestyle Jesus expects his followers to live. Jesus promises specific blessings for those who live the way. However, living the Beatitudes would often lead ones to hardship and failures than gaining success and wealth. It is not a path to personal happiness in any worldly sense. There are many sacrifices to pay and little rewards. The Beatitudes lifestyle is not for the weak of faith. But we have Jesus and the saints who have paved the way of the Beatitudes. We can follow their path.

Sunday Worship Order | November 1, 2020

Prelude: “Air from the D Major Suite,” J.S. Bach

Lighting the Christ Candle

(Toward the end of Prelude, the minister will light the Christ Candle in silence)


Call to Worship:

The Peace of Christ is with you!
And also with you!

To those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, together with all those who in every place call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours; Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
(1Corinthians 1:2b-3)

For all the saints who went before us, who have spoken to our hearts and touched us with your fire,
We praise you, O God.

For all the saints who live beside us, whose weaknesses and strengths are woven with our own,
We praise you, O God.

For all the saints who live beyond us, who challenge us, to change us, to change the world with them,
We praise you, God.

Candle Lighting:

We light these candles in memory of those whose living and dying has brought great joy and hope to our lives.
We will always miss them.
We remember them and how their lives touch and shape our own.

Hymn: “For All the Saints” VU 705

Scripture: Matthew 5: 1-12

Solo: “Give Me Jesus”     Trad. Spiritual. Arr.:  Victor Labenske

Sermon: Blessed Are

Reflective Music: “O God, our Help in Ages Past”, Paul Manz

Prayers of the People & the Lord’s Prayer

Hymn: “Blest Are They” VU 896

Commissioning and Benediction

Postlude: “For All the Saints (Sine Nomine)”, Ralph Vaughan Williams, “Variation on Sine Nomine”, Denis Bedard

Click —->Zoom Fellowship to join each other for virtual coffee at 11:30 am

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