1 November 2022 – Chapel

Gathering Music

Welcoming Words

Rev. Dr. J. Terry Todd

Call to Prayer

Leksmana Leonard

We are all traveling in the footsteps
Of those who’ve gone before
And we’ll all be reunited
On that new and sunlit shore

Oh, when the saints go marching in,

Lord, how I want to be in that number,
When the saints go marching in

Some say that this world of trouble
Is the only one we’ll see
But I’m waiting for that morning
When the new world is revealed

Oh, when the saints go marching in,

Lord, how I want to be in that number,
When the saints go marching in

Let us pray:

O Ancient of Days,
through the outpouring of your Holy Spirit
you comfort and bless all creatures.
Gather from the four corners of the world
all those who weep in despair or loneliness,
those who are hungry, naked, or poor,
those who have withstood oppression
and are bowed in anguish before violence.
Grant that they may rejoice in the new life
of justice and peace that you promised your people
through the compassionate witness of Jesus. Amen.

Opening Song

“Open the Eyes of My Heart Lord”

Open the eyes of my heart, Lord
Open the eyes of my heart
I want to see You
I want to see You

(Repeat)

To see You high and lifted up
Shinin’ in the light of Your glory
Pour out Your power and love
As we sing holy, holy, holy

Open the eyes of my heart, Lord
Open the eyes of my heart
I want to see You
I want to see You

(Repeat)

Scripture Reading – Luke 6:20-31

Hyo-Yoon Lee

Then he looked up at his disciples and said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
“Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you will be filled.
“Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh.

“Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude you, revile you, and defame you on account of the Son of Man.

“Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, for surely your reward is great in heaven; for that is what their ancestors did to the prophets.

“But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation.

“Woe to you who are full now, for you will be hungry.

“Woe to you who are laughing now, for you will mourn and weep.

“Woe to you when all speak well of you, for that is what their ancestors did to the false prophets.

“But I say to you that listen, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,

bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.

If anyone strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also; and from anyone who takes away your coat do not withhold even your shirt.

Give to everyone who begs from you; and if anyone takes away your goods, do not ask for them again.

Do to others as you would have them do to you.

Leader: The Word of God for the People of God.
All: Thanks be to God.

Sermon

Rev. Dr. J. Terry Todd

Sung Response

“I Sing a Song of the Saints of God” – Lesbia Scott

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 God’s 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, or in lanes, or at sea,
in church, or in trains, or in shops, or at tea;
for the saints of God are just folk like me,
and I mean to be one too.

Remembering the Saints

Rev. Dr. J. Terry Todd

Concluding Prayer

Beth Quick

Let us pray:

Almighty God,
you have knit together your elect in one communion and fellowship
in the mystical body of your Son Christ our Lord:
Give us grace to follow your blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living, so that we may come to those ineffable joys that you have prepared for those who truly love you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

Blessing

Rev. Dr. J. Terry Todd

Sending Song

“When the Saints Go Marching In”

Chanmin Jeong, Jong-Min Ahn, Jinseok Rho, and Zhengwei Sun

We are all trav’ling in the footsteps
Of those that’ve gone before
We’ll all be reunited
On that new and sunlit shore

When the saints marching in
When the saints go marching in
Lord, how I want be in that number
When the saints go marching in

And when the sun refuses to shine
When the sun refuses to shine
Lord, how I want to be in that number
When the saints go marching in
Oh when the saints go marching in
Oh when the saints go marching in
Lord, how I want to be in that number
Oh when the saints go marching in

And when the trumpet sounds its call
When the trumpet sounds its call
Lord, how I want to be in that number
When the trumpet sounds its call

When the saints marching in
When the saints go marching in
Lord, how I want to be in that number
When the saints go marching in

And some say that this world of trouble
Is the only one we’ll ever see
But I’m waiting for that morning
When the new world is revealed

When the saints marching in
When the saints go marching in
Lord, how I want to be in that number
When the saints go marching in

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