Morning Worship for All Saints’ Day (4th Sunday before Advent)

1st November 2020

A video of this service (30 min) is available.

We stand before the throne of God with countless crowds from every nation and race, tribe and language. Blessing and glory and wisdom, thanksgiving and honour, power and might be to our God for ever and ever. Amen.

Confession

Lord God, we have sinned against you;
we have done evil in your sight.
We are sorry and repent.
Have mercy on us according to your love.
Wash away our wrongdoing 
and cleanse us from our sin.
Renew a right spirit within us
and restore to us the joy of your salvation,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

The almighty and merciful Lord
grant us pardon and forgiveness of all our sins,
time for amendment of life
and the grace and strength 
of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

Collect

God of holiness, your glory is proclaimed in every age: as we rejoice in the faith of your saints, inspire us to follow their example with boldness and joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

New Testament Reading:
Revelation 7: 9-17
Gospel Reading:
Matthew 5: 1-12

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and for ever. Amen.

Blessing

May the Lord give us his grace and make us be numbered with his saints in that glory which is everlasting; and the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, be among us and remain with us always. Amen. Let us bless the Lord. Thanks be to God. Amen.