Worship: Online Saturday, October 31 at 5 pm & In-Person and Online Sunday, November 1 at 11 am

Then he began to speak, and taught them.
Matthew 5:2 (RSV)

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2020-11-01 All Saints

Lectionary Theme: JUSTICE
Hearing God’s Word speak to us about Justice through the Bible Lectionary readings each week..

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Online meeting opens at 4:45 pm
so we can greet each other as we gather
before the 5 pm worship service.

WELCOME

BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES
November 1-7

Birthdays

Jeff Wyatt
Donna Smith
Austin Smith
Steve Milam

Anniversaries

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

      • Wednesday Bible Study, 6:30 pm
        • 1 Peter 2
      • Online Interactive Worship
        • 5 pm Saturday
      • In-Person and Online Worship
        • 11 am Sunday

The host will mute everyone except the leader during hymns and longer unison prayers so we can all sing and speak together without the distraction of various lag times. Otherwise, sound will be on for all participants so we can interact freely throughout the service (exception: disruptive background noises).

INVOCATION

HYMN OF PRAISE
“Shall We Gather at the River”

Shall we gather at the river
Where bright angel feet have trod
With its crystal tide forever
Flowing by the throne of God

Chorus:
Yes we’ll gather at the river
The beautiful the beautiful river
Gather with the saints at the river
That flows by the throne of God

On the margin of the river
Washing up its silver spray
We will talk and worship ever
All the happy golden day

Chorus:
Yes we’ll gather at the river
The beautiful the beautiful river
Gather with the saints at the river
That flows by the throne of God

Ere we reach the shining river
Lay we ev’ry burden down
Grace our spirits will deliver
And provide a robe and crown

Chorus:
Yes we’ll gather at the river
The beautiful the beautiful river
Gather with the saints at the river
That flows by the throne of God

At the smiling of the river
Mirror of the Savior’s face
Saints whom death will never sever
Lift their songs of saving grace

Chorus:
Yes we’ll gather at the river
The beautiful the beautiful river
Gather with the saints at the river
That flows by the throne of God

Soon we’ll reach the shining river
Soon our pilgrimage will cease
Soon our happy hearts will quiver
With the melody of peace

Chorus:
Yes we’ll gather at the river
The beautiful the beautiful river
Gather with the saints at the river
That flows by the throne of God

CCLI Song # 93731 CCLI License # 3194034.
Robert Lowry
© Words & Music: Public Domain

PRAISE AND TESTIMONIES
Briefly share your recent God-Sightings, joys, thankfulness, and good thoughts so the rest of us can rejoice with you.

PRAYER CONCERNS
We remain in solidarity with suffering children, immigrants, victims of war and storms, and everyone affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Additions from Last Week
Karen Heise, Rick Blanchard, Jessica Etheridge, Janie Jones

Health Care Workers
Ron Fowler, Melissa Milam, Donna Smith, Greer Waldrop

Homebound
Freda & Dan Wyatt, Mary Lou Anderson, Betty Travis,
Carl Hamilton, Ruth Purvis, Will Lawson

Military Families
Ron Fowler, Dylan Field, Kale Merrick, Matthew Petway, Sarah Petway,  Randy Bagwell, Christopher Telle, Brittany Jones, Bryar Fortner

Ecumenical Prayer Cycle for November 1-7:
Fiji, Melanesia, Micronesia, Papua New Guinea, Polynesia and the Solomon Islands

PRAYER OF CONFESSION
AND RECONCILIATION

God of grace and glory,
we thank you that you judge us not
by the perfection of our actions,
but by our readiness
to live boldly by faith.
Help us, as individuals
and as a congregation,
to trust you
and follow where you lead,
t
hat in Christ
your name may be glorified
in all the earth. Amen.

WORDS OF ASSURANCE

Leader to people:
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!

All to each other:
In the name of Jesus Christ,
you are forgiven!
Glory to God. Amen.

PASTORAL PRAYER

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH
United Methodist Discipleship Ministries

God of grace and mercy, you are the source of the true healing that can make us whole. We remember this morning that Jesus’ ministry was deeply involved in both healing of people’s bodies and healing of relationships. As we take time now in worship to offer our spiritual gifts to you, we pray that they might be used to bring healing – of body, of spirit, of broken relationships – to people who are in desperate need. We pray this in the holy Jesus’ name. Amen.

OFFERTORY
www.Briensburg.org/donate

We give thanks for those who are continuing their financial support of our ministries with online, mail-in, in-person, or drop-off tithes and offerings.

We offer to the Lord our prayers, our presence, our gifts, our service and our witness, together with the elements each brings to their table for consecration to be for each of us the body and blood of Christ.

DOXOLOGY
“God So Loved” 

Praise God, Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
Praise Him, Praise Him for the wonders of His love.
Praise God, Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
Praise Him, Praise Him for the wonders of His love.

For God so loved the world that He gave us
His one and only Son to save us.
God so loved, God so loved the world.

CCLI Song # 7138599    CCLI License # 3194034
Andrew Bergthold, Ed Cash, Franni Cash, Martin Cash, Scott Cash
© 2019 Andrew Bergthold Designee

 

THE BIBLE READING
Matthew 5:1-12

8 And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him:

And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,

Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION

CONVERSATIONAL SERMON
“JUSTICE: The Beatitudes”
Everyone is invited to share as the Pastor leads a discussion of these sermon points.

Jesus teaches us
He opened his mouth, and taught them… 
Vs 1 (KJV)

True Blessedness
Blessed are…
Vs 3-11 (KJV)

Crave Justice
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness [also translated justice].
Vs 6 (KJV)

Reward in Heaven
Be happy and glad, for a great reward is kept for you in heaven.
Vs  12 (GNT)

Cloud of Witnesses
 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God..
Hebrews 12:1-2 (KJV)

 

HYMN OF CELEBRATION
“Sing with All the Saints in Glory”

Sing with all the saints in glory
Sing the resurrection song
Death and sorrow earth’s dark story
To the former days belong
All around the clouds are breaking
Soon the storms of time shall cease
In God’s likeness we awaking
Know the everlasting peace

O what glory far exceeding
All that eye has yet perceived
Holiest hearts for ages pleading
Never that full joy conceived
God has promised Christ prepares it
There on high our welcome waits
Every humble spirit shares it
Christ has passed th’eternal gates

Life eternal heaven rejoices
Jesus lives who once was dead
Join we now the deathless voices
Child of God lift up your head
Patriarchs from the distant ages
Saints all longing for their heaven
Prophets psalmists seers and sages
All await the glory given

Life eternal O what wonders crowd on faith
What joy unknown when
Amidst earth’s closing thunders
Saints shall stand before the throne
O to enter that bright portal
See that glowing firmament
Know with Thee O God Immortal
Jesus Christ whom thou has sent

CCLI Song # 17023 CCLI License # 3194034
Gloria Gaither | William J. Gaither
© 1970 William J. Gaither, Inc. (Admin. by Gaither Copyright Management)

 

 

PASSING THE PEACE

May the peace of Christ be with you all!
And also with you!

THE GREAT THANKSGIVING
for the Season after Pentecost
The United Methodist Book of Worship

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.

It is right, and a good and joyful thing,
always and everywhere
to give thanks to you,
Almighty God,
creator of heaven and earth.

Creator of heaven and earth.
God of Abraham and Sarah,
God of Miriam and Moses,
God of Joshua and Deborah,
God of Ruth and David,
God of the priests and the prophets,
God of Mary and Joseph,
God of the apostles and the martyrs,
God of our mothers and our fathers,
God of our children to all generations.

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.

Holy are you,
and blessed is your Son Jesus Christ.

By the baptism of his suffering, death, and resurrection
you gave birth to your Church,
delivered us from slavery to sin and death,
and made with us a new covenant by water and the Spirit.

He commissioned us to be his witnesses to the ends of the earth
and to make disciples of all nations,
and today his family in all the world is joining at his holy table.

At his ascension you exalted him
to sit and reign with you at your right hand.

On the night in which
he gave himself up for us,
he took bread, gave thanks to you,
broke the bread,
gave it to his disciples, and said:
“Take, eat;
this is my body which is given for you.
Do this in remembrance of me.”

When the supper was over he took the cup,
gave thanks to you,
gave it to his disciples, and said:
“Drink from this, all of you;
this is my blood of the new covenant,
poured out for you and for many
for the forgiveness of sins.
Do this, as often as you drink it,
in remembrance of me.”

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.

Pour out your Holy Spirit
on each and every one of us
gathered here out of love for you,
and on these gifts of bread and wine.
Make them be for us
the body and blood of Christ,
that we may be for the world
the body of Christ, redeemed by his blood.

enew our communion with all your saints,
especially those whom we name before you—
Name(s)—(in our hearts ).
Silence may be kept for the remembrance of names.
Since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses,
strengthen us to run with perseverance the race that is set before us,
looking to Jesus, the Pioneer and Perfecter of our faith.

By your Spirit make us one with Christ,
one with each other,
and one in ministry to all the world,
until Christ comes in final victory,
and we feast at his heavenly banquet.

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

THE LORD’S PRAYER

Our Father which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done in earth,
as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those
who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil:
For thine is the kingdom,
and the power,
and the glory,
for ever. Amen.

BREAKING THE BREAD

Because there is one loaf,
we, who are many, are one body, for we all partake of the one loaf.
The bread which we break is a sharing in the body of Christ.

The cup over which we give thanks is a sharing in the blood of Christ.

SHARING THE BREAD AND CUP

The body of Christ, given for you. Amen.
The blood of Christ, given for you. Amen.

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION
A Eucharistic Prayer for the Global Pandemic

by Rev. Lane Cotton Winn and Rev. Juan Huertas
Louisiana Conference
of The United Methodist Church

Day after day after day
you give yourself to us:
in two or three gathered in your name,
in connection across the miles,
and in bread and wine.

As we go from this gathering
around your table,
may we feel restored to your body,
companioned by your people,
and sustained
by the power of your Spirit

as we witness to your healing
and reconciling work.

Through Christ our Lord, Amen.

HYMN OF DEDICATION
“Let Us Break Bread Together”

1. Let us break bread together on our knees
Let us break bread together on our knees
When I fall on my knees
With my face to the rising sun
O Lord have mercy on me .

2. Let us drink wine together on our knees
Let us drink wine together on our knees
When I fall on my knees
With my face to the rising sun
O Lord have mercy on me .

3. Let us praise God together on our knees
Let us praise God together on our knees
When I fall on my knees
With my face to the rising sun
O Lord have mercy on me

CCLI Song # 3205952 CCLI License # 3194034
William Farley Smith
© 1989 The United Methodist Publishing House (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.)

“Go ye into all the world,
and preach the gospel to every creature.”
Jesus, Mark 16:15

INVITATION TO CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP
We invite you, your friends, and your family to a relationship with God in Jesus Christ, and to full participation and membership in our congregation. 

GOING FORTH TO LOVE OTHERS
AS CHRIST LOVES US

CHORAL BENEDICTION
“Beloved, Let Us Love One Another”

Beloved let us love one another
For love is of God and ev’ryone that loveth
Is born of God and knoweth God
He that loveth not knoweth not God for God is love
Beloved let us love one another
First John four seven and eight

CCLI Song # 26344; CCLI License # 3194034
Dennis Ryder
© 1974 Universal Music – Brentwood Benson Publishing (Admin. by Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc.)