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 Candlein 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.
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
In Honor Of Gifts identify benchmarks like, 75th anniversaries, births or key life events identifying awards and pivotal achievements. These gifts identify a lasting contribution, setting an example for and benefiting future generations.
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