Virtual Worship at 10 a.m. ~ 11/1/2020

All Saints’ Sunday
The Presbyterian Church ~ 142 N. Fourth Street ~ Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Pastor Karen Crawford
Tom and Caroline Heading, liturgists
Alice Hoover, organist
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A recording of our soloist, Debbie Clark, with accompanist, Alice Hoover, is posted below as our offertory today.

Prelude Land of Rest setting, Wilbur Held
(Appalachian tune)

Flowers are given in loving memory of Bobby Baird by the Baird and Albertson families.

Sharing Joys and Concerns

Opening Words

O taste and see that the Lord is good; happy are those who take refuge in God.
With hearts and hands and voices, let us praise the Lord.

Gathering Prayer

*Hymn: For All the Saints By William Walsham How

For all the saints who from their labors rest,
who thee by faith before the world confessed,
thy name, O Jesus, be forever blest.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

Thou wast their rock, their fortress, and their might;
Thou, Lord, their captain in the well-fought fight;
Thou, in the darkness drear, their one true light.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

O blest communion, fellowship divine!
We feebly struggle; they in glory shine;
yet all are one in thee, for all are thine.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession
Gracious God, you call us your own children and cover us with your love. We would seek to be merciful as you are, and to show compassion as you do, but we fail to live the life to which we have been called. Where we ought to forgive, we condemn; the evil we should shun, we embrace. Forgive our sinful ways, tame our wayward wills, and make us more like Christ, until we are raised in perfecton on the last day. Amen.

Assurance of Pardon

Time with Children and Youth

Prayer for Illumination

Readings: I John 3:1-3 and Mathew 5:1-12 Liturgist
This is the gospel of the Lord. Praise to you, O Christ!

Reading: Revelation 7:9-17
Holy wisdom, holy word. Thanks be to God!

Message: For All the Saints

Hymn: Blest Are They By David Haas

Blest are they, the poor in spirit;
theirs is the kingdom of God.
Blest are they, full of sorrow;
they shall be consoled.

Blest are they, the lowly ones;
They shall inherit the earth.
Blest are they who hunger and thirst;
They shall have their fill.

Rejoice and be glad!
Blessed are you; holy are you!
Rejoice and be glad!
Yours is the kingdom of God!

Blest are they who show mercy;
Mercy shall be theirs.
Blest are they, the pure of heart;
they shall see God.

Blest are they who seek peace;
they are the children of God.
Blest are they who suffer in faith;
the glory of God is theirs.

Rejoice and be glad!
Blessed are you; holy are you!
Rejoice and be glad!
Yours is the kingdom of God!

Honoring the Saints Ashley Bryant, Candle lighter

Duke Walters – January 26 Bill Timmons – May 14 Dorothy Totsch – September 23
Bob Kinkley – February 21 Keith Whitaker – May 14 Don Cox – October 3
John Baird – March 23 Paul Hunt – June 29 Jon Vargo – October 17
Shelly Layton – April 19 Judith Erickson – July 18 Bill McPeek – October 18
Lois Forsythe – May 5 Joann Thompson -August 11 Jean Thompson – October 28

Pastoral Prayer/Lord’s Prayer
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 debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

Invitation to the Offering

Offertory I Will Come to You, You Are Mine Debbie Clark, soloist

Doxology *Prayer of Thanksgiving and Dedication

We magnify your name, O God, and together exalt your name, for you are so good to us and gracious beyond measure. In this life you lead us, comfort us, guide us, and redeem us in countless ways. In death you usher us to even greater blessing, bringing us through the great ordeal, embracing us in your endless light, and welcoming us to your table of goodness and plenty. These gifts we bring are but a token of our thanks, seeds to be planted for the growing of your kingdom, in which we have sure and certain hope. Amen.

Charge and Benediction

Postlude The Morning Trumpet setting, Don Husted

(O When Shall I See Jesus)

Published by karenpts

I am the pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Smithtown, New York on Long Island. Come and visit! We want to share God’s love and grace with you and encourage you on your journey of faith. I have served Presbyterian congregations in Minnesota, Florida and Ohio since my ordination in 2011. I am a 2010 graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary and am working on a doctor of ministry degree with Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. I am married to Jim and we have 5 grown children and two grandchildren in our blended family. We are parents to fur babies, Liam, an orange tabby cat, and Minnie, a toy poodle.

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