Sanctuary Rose Window

A Service of Word & Table


Sunday, November 7, 2021
All Saints
Sanctuary | 15:30

Edenton Street United Methodist Church
228 W Edenton Street
Raleigh, NC 27603

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Liturgy Guide

Bold text: Spoken by congregation
Black text: Spoken by leader
+ cross indicates when to stand, if able
UMH # indicates page numbers in the United Methodist Hymnal

Voluntary

Elegy | James Biery

Words of Welcome

+ Opening Hymn

For All The Saints | UMH 711, stanzas 1–4

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

Refrain:
Alleluia, Alleluia!

2 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. [Refrain]

3 O may thy soldiers, faithful, true, and bold,
fight as the saints who nobly fought of old,
and win with them the victor's crown of gold. [Refrain]

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

+ Collect

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Let us pray:

God of all glory, we gather here today with the saints of every time and place to honor and praise your holy name. As you have revealed your mercy and might to your faithful people in every age, so let us glimpse–even through our tears–the mystery of your life-giving grace and the love that even death cannot destroy; through Jesus Christ, Alpha and Omega. Amen.

— from Feasting on the Word

Prayer with Children

Prayer for Illumination

UMH 6

Lord, open our hearts and minds by the power of your Holy Spirit, that, as the Scriptures are read and your Word proclaimed, we may hear with joy what you say to us today. Amen.

Old Testament Lesson

Isaiah 25:6–9 | CEB

On this mountain, the Lord of heavenly forces will prepare for all peoples a rich feast, a feast of choice wines, of select foods rich in flavor, of choice wines well refined. He will swallow up on this mountain the veil that is veiling all peoples, the shroud enshrouding all nations. He will swallow up death forever. The Lord God will wipe tears from every face; he will remove his people’s disgrace from off the whole earth, for the Lord has spoken. They will say on that day, “Look! This is our God, for whom we have waited— and he has saved us! This is the Lord, for whom we have waited; let’s be glad and rejoice in his salvation!”

Psalm

Psalm 24 | UMH 755, Response 1

Refrain

The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof,
The world and those who dwell therein;
For God has founded it upon the seas,
And established it upon the rivers.
Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord?
And who shall stand in God’s holy place?
Those who have clean hands and pure hearts,
Who do not lift up their souls to what is false,
And do not swear deceitfully.
They will receive blessing from the Lord,
And vindication from the god of their salvation.
Such is the generation of those who seek the Lord,
Who seek the face of the God of Jacob.

Refrain

Lift up your heads, O gates!
And be lifted up, O ancient doors!
That the Ruler of glory may come in.
Who is the Ruler of glory?
The Lord, strong and mighty,
The Lord, mighty in battle!
Lift up your heads, O gates!
And be lifted up, O ancient doors!
That the Ruler of glory may come in.
Who is this Ruler of glory?
The Lord of hosts,
The Lord is the Ruler of glory!

Refrain

New Testament Lesson

Revelation 21:1–6a | CEB

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the former heaven and the former earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. I saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. I heard a loud voice from the throne say, “Look! God’s dwelling is here with humankind. He will dwell with them, and they will be his peoples. God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more. There will be no mourning, crying, or pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” Then the one seated on the throne said, “Look! I’m making all things new.” He also said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” Then he said to me, “All is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end.”

+ Gradual Hymn

Come, Ye Disconsolate | UMH 510

Sing stanza one before the reading of the Gospel.
Sing stanza three after the reading of the Gospel.

1 Come, ye disconsolate, where'er ye languish,
come to the mercy seat, fervently kneel.
Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish;
earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.

3 Here see the bread of life; see waters flowing
forth from the throne of God, pure from above.
Come to the feast of love; come, ever knowing
earth has no sorrow but heaven can remove.

+ Gospel Lesson

John 11:32–44 | CEB

When Mary arrived where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet and said, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother wouldn’t have died.”

When Jesus saw her crying and the Jews who had come with her crying also, he was deeply disturbed and troubled. He asked, “Where have you laid him?”

They replied, “Lord, come and see.”

Jesus began to cry. The Jews said, “See how much he loved him!” But some of them said, “He healed the eyes of the man born blind. Couldn’t he have kept Lazarus from dying?”

Jesus was deeply disturbed again when he came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone covered the entrance. Jesus said, “Remove the stone.”

Martha, the sister of the dead man, said, “Lord, the smell will be awful! He’s been dead four days.”

Jesus replied, “Didn’t I tell you that if you believe, you will see God’s glory?” So they removed the stone. Jesus looked up and said, “Father, thank you for hearing me. I know you always hear me. I say this for the benefit of the crowd standing here so that they will believe that you sent me.” Having said this, Jesus shouted with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” The dead man came out, his feet bound and his hands tied, and his face covered with a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Untie him and let him go.”

Sermon

Affirmation of Faith

Apostles' Creed | UMH 7

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and will come again to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.
Amen.

+ Invitation, Confession & Peace

UMH 7

INVITATION

Pastor stands behind the Lord’s table.

Christ our Lord invites to his table all who love him, who earnestly repent of their sin and seek to live in peace with one another. Therefore, let us confess our sin before God and one another.

CONFESSION AND PARDON

Merciful God,
we confess that we have not loved you with our whole heart.
We have failed to be an obedient church.
We have not done your will,
we have broken your law,
we have rebelled against your love,
we have not loved our neighbors,
and we have not heard the cry of the needy.
Forgive us, we pray.
Free us for joyful obedience,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

All pray in silence.

Hear the good news: Christ died for us while we were yet sinners; that proves God's love toward us.

In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven!
In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven!

Glory to God. Amen.

THE PEACE

Let us offer one another signs of reconciliation and love.

All, including the pastor, exchange signs and words of God's peace.

Offering

As forgiven and reconciled people,
Let us offer ourselves and our gifts to God.

How To Give

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Offertory Anthem

In Remembrance | Jeffrey Ames

Lux aeterna, luceat eis, Domine. Turn to me and be gracious, for my heart is in distress. Oh God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken me? My tears linger at night, but joy comes in the morning light. Lord, in your infinite mercy, grant them rest. Rest for evermore.

+ Doxology

UMH 95

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
praise him, all creatures here below;
praise him above, ye heavenly host;
praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
Amen.

+ The Great Thanksgiving

Musical Setting A | UMH 17

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.

And so, with your people on earth and all the company of heaven we praise your name and join their unending hymn:

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.

And so, in remembrance of these your mighty acts in Jesus Christ, we offer ourselves in praise and thanksgiving as a holy and living sacrifice, in union with Christ's offering for us, as we proclaim the mystery of faith.

Christ has died; Christ is risen; Christ will come again.

Through your Son Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit in your holy Church, all honor and glory is yours, almighty Father, now and forever.

Amen.

In Memoriam

Charles J. Law, Jr., November 4, 2020
Robert A. Sharpe, November 5, 2020
Carole Owens Frangiosa, November 12, 2020
Elaine S. Hartley, November 24, 2020
Mildred Farinholt (“Millie”) Dixon, November 28, 2020
Wilbur Ivan Jackson, November 29, 2020
Joseph Parris, December 19, 2020
Karen Cady Wood, December 28, 2020
Eleanor Ann Beeson Gully, January 6, 2021
Frances Bellamy McMillan, February 2, 2021
William Braswell (“Bill”) Northcutt, March 22, 2021
Joann Glover, April 2, 2021
Nancy Neville, April 10, 2021
Russell G. (“Rusty”) Sherrill, April 30, 2021
Clarice Woolard Kennedy –May 2, 2021
Gretchen Christine Ahmad, May 19, 2021
Grady Cooper, June 1, 2021
Albert F. Lockamy, June 20, 2021
Carl Alfred (“Al”) Benson, August 14, 2021
Sylvia N. Redwine, August 30, 2021
Eudelle Brown, August 31, 2021
David L. Greenlee, September 13, 2021
Annie Lee Hansen, September 17, 2021
Suzanne Chandler, October 2, 2021

Receiving Communion

We invite you to keep your mask on, take the elements from the communion server, and receive them either in front of the chancel rail or back in your seat.

Communion Anthem

Psalm 23 | Paul Basler

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table for me in the presence of my enemies: Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord. The Lord is my shepherd forever. Amen.

Prayer After Communion

UMH 11

Eternal God, we give you thanks for this holy mystery
in which you have given yourself to us.
Grant that we may go into the world
in the strength of your Spirit,
to give ourselves for others,
in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Invitation to Christian Discipleship

+ Closing Hymn

I Sing a Song of the Saints of God | UMH 712

1 I sing a song of the saints of God,
patient and brave and true,
who toiled and fought and lived and died
for the Lord they loved and knew.
And one was a doctor, and one was a queen,
and one was a shepherdess on the green;
they were all of them saints of God, and I mean,
God helping, to be one too.

2 They loved their Lord so dear, so dear,
and his love made them strong;
and they followed the right for Jesus' sake
the whole of their good lives long.
And one was a soldier, and one was a priest,
and one was slain by a fierce wild beast;
and there's not any reason, no, not the least,
why I shouldn't be one too.

3 They lived not only in ages past;
there are hundreds of thousands still.
The world is bright with the joyous saints
who love to do Jesus' will.
You can meet them in school, on the street, in the store,
in church, by the sea, in the house next door;
they are saints of God, whether rich or poor,
and I mean to be one too.

+ Dismissal With Blessing

Postlude

‘Nimrod’ from Enigma Variations | Elgar


Serving in Worship

  • Rev. Greg Moore
    Senior Pastor
  • Krysha Jamis
    Director of Care & Senior Adult Ministries
  • Pam Russell
    Director of Parent and Children's Ministries
  • Dr. Filippa Duke
    Director of Music & Worship Arts
  • Bradley Burgess
    Associate Director of Music & Worship Arts
  • Rosemary Ritzman
    Lector
  • Chancel Choir
  • Rachel Niketopoulos
    French Horn
  • Jonathan Sobel
    Violin

Tithes & Offerings

Thank you for your ongoing gifts

Actual

Week of October 24

$88,083.75

Year to date total

$2,089,413.01

Goal

2022 Total Goal

$3,200,000.00

YTD % of 2022 goal

65.29%

Altar Flowers

The flowers on the altar are given to the glory of God by Lee & Ann Daniel and Tom & Lou Wells; in honor of their sons — Evan G. Daniel, OEF, US Army Veteran & JT Wells, US Army Veteran — and in grateful appreciation of the service and sacrifice of all veterans.