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All Soul's Day (Wednesday, November 2, 2022)


All Souls November 2 2022
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Prelude: Organ Voluntary

Please stand as you are able.


The Processional: For All the Saints, Page 17-18


The Introit


The Opening Acclamation

Rest eternal grant unto them, O Lord, and let light

perpetual shine upon them.

Thou, O God, art praised in Zion, and unto thee shall the vow be performed in Jerusalem; thou that hearest the prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come.

Rest eternal grant unto them, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon them.

The Collect of the Day

The Lord be with you.

And with thy spirit.

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 so to follow your blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living, 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.


The Liturgy of the Word


The First Lesson: Wisdom 3: 1-9

But the souls of the righteous are in the hand of God, and no torment will ever touch them. In the eyes of the foolish they seemed to have died, and their departure was thought to be a disaster, and their going from us to be their destruction; but they are at peace. For though in the sight of others they were punished, their hope is full of immortality. Having been disciplined a little, they will receive great good, because God tested them and found them worthy of himself; like gold in the furnace he tried them, and like a sacrificial burnt offering he accepted them. In the time of their visitation they will shine forth, and will run like sparks through the stubble. They will govern nations and rule over peoples, and the Lord will reign over them forever. Those who trust in him will understand truth, and the faithful will abide with him in love, because grace and mercy are upon his holy ones, and he watches over his elect.


The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.


The Psalm: Psalm 116: 1, 10-17, Dilexi, quoniam

1 I love the LORD, because he has heard the voice of my supplication, * because he has inclined his ear to me whenever I called upon him.


10 How shall I repay the LORD * for all the good things he has done for |me?


11 I will lift up the cup of salvation * and call upon the Name of the LORD.


12 I will fulfill my vows to the LORD * in the presence of all his people.


13 Precious in the sight of the LORD * is the death of his servants.


14 O LORD, I am your servant; * I am your servant and the child of your handmaid; you have freed me from my bonds.


15I will offer you the sacrifice of thanks giving * and call upon the Name of the LORD.


16 I will fulfill my vows to the LORD * in the presence of all his people,


17 In the courts of the LORD'S house, * in the midst of you, O Jerusalem. Hallelujah!



The Second Lesson: 1 Thessalonians 4: 13-18

We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about those who have died, so that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have died. For this we declare to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will by no means precede those who have died. For the Lord himself, with a cry of command, with the archangel's call and with the sound of God's trumpet, will descend from heaven, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up in the clouds together with them to meet the Lord in the air; and so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words.


The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.


The Sequence Hymn: What Wondrous Love is This, Page 19-20


The Gospel Tract: Absolve Domine


Absolve, O Lord, the souls of all the faithful departed from all the chains of their sins,

That by the succor of thy grace they may be found worthy to escape the avenging judgement, And enjoy the bliss of everlasting light.


The Gospel: John 5: 24-27

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John.

Glory be to Thee, O Christ.


Jesus said, "Very truly, I tell you, anyone who hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life, and does not come under judgment, but has passed from death to life.


"Very truly, I tell you, the hour is coming, and is now here, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live. For just as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself; and he has given him authority to execute judgment, because he is the Son of Man. "


The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise be to Thee, O Christ.


The Sermon: The Rev’d. Hank Tuell


The Prayers of the People

In peace, we pray to you Lord God.

Silence


Let us pray to the Lord who has conquered death.

Jesus, bread from heaven, you satisfy the hungry heart with good things” grant us a share with all the faithful departed in the banquet of your kingdom.

Hear us, risen Lord, Our resurrection and our life


Jesus, the light of the world,

You gave the man born blind the gift of sight: open the eye of faith and bring us from darkness to your eternal light and glory.

Hear us, risen Lord. Our resurrection and our life


Jesus, Son of the Living God,

You summoned your friend Lazarus from death to life: raise us at the last to full and eternal life with you.

Hear us, risen Lord, Our resurrection and our life


Jesus, Crucified Savior,

In your dying you entrusted each to the other, Mary your mother and John your beloved disciple: sustain and comfort all who mourn.

Hear us, risen Lord, Our resurrection and our life


Jesus, our way, truth and life,

You drew your disciple Thomas from doubt to faith: reveal the resurrection faith to the doubting and the lost.

Hear us, risen Lord, Our resurrection and our life


The Concluding Collect

May God in His infinite love and mercy bring the whole Church, living and departed in the Lord Jesus, to a joyful resurrection and the fulfillment of His eternal kingdom.

Amen.


The Peace

The peace of the Lord be always with you.

And with thy spirit.

Let us offer one another a sign of peace.


Offertory Hymn: Abide With Me


The Offertory Sentence

We offer thee, O Lord, this sacrifice of prayer and praise: do thou receive it for the souls whose memory we this day recall; make them, O Lord, to pass from death unto life.

Which thou didst promise of old unto Abraham and his seed.


The Great Thanksgiving

It is very meet, right, and our bounden duty, that we should at all times, and in all places, give thanks unto thee, O Lord, holy Father, almighty, everlasting God.


Through Jesus Christ our Lord; who rose victorious from the dead, and doth comfort us with the blessed hope of everlasting life; for to thy faithful people, O Lord, life is changed, not ended; and when our mortal body doth lie in death, there is prepared for us a dwelling place eternal in the heavens.


Therefore with Angels and Archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify thy glorious Name; evermore praising thee, and saying,


The Sanctus & Benedictus


All glory be to thee, Almighty God, our heavenly Father, for that thou, of thy tender mercy, didst give thine only Son Jesus Christ to suffer death upon the cross for our redemption; who made there, by his one oblation of himself once offered, a full, perfect, and sufficient sacrifice, oblation, and satisfaction, for the sins of the whole world; and did institute, and in his holy Gospel command us to continue, a perpetual memory of that his precious death and sacrifice, until his coming again.


For in the night in which he was betrayed, he took bread; and when he had given thanks, he brake it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, "Take, eat, this is my Body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me."


Likewise, after supper, he took the cup; and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, "Drink ye all of this; for this is my Blood of the New Testament, which is shed for you, and for many, for the remission of sins. Do this, as oft as ye shall drink it, in remembrance of me."


Wherefore, O Lord and heavenly Father, according to the institution of thy dearly beloved Son our Savior Jesus Christ, we, thy humble servants, do celebrate and make here before thy divine Majesty, with these thy holy gifts, which we now offer unto thee, the memorial thy Son hath commanded us to make; having in remembrance his blessed passion and precious death, his mighty resurrection and glorious ascension; rendering unto thee most hearty thanks for the innumerable benefits procured unto us by the same.


And we most humbly beseech thee, O merciful Father, to hear us; and, of thy almighty goodness, vouchsafe to bless and sanctify, with thy Word and Holy Spirit, these thy gifts and creatures of bread and wine; that we, receiving them according to thy Son our Savior Jesus Christ's holy institution, in remembrance of his death and passion, may be partakers of his most blessed Body and Blood.


And we earnestly desire thy fatherly goodness mercifully to accept this our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving; most humbly beseeching thee to grant that, by the merits and death of thy Son Jesus Christ, and through faith in his blood, we, and all thy whole Church, may obtain remission of our sins, and all other benefits of his passion.


And here we offer and present unto thee, O Lord, our selves, our souls and bodies, to be a reasonable, holy, and living sacrifice unto thee; humbly beseeching thee that we, and all others who shall be partakers of this Holy Communion, may worthily receive the most precious Body and Blood of thy Son Jesus Christ, be filled with thy grace and heavenly benediction, and made one body with him, that he may dwell in us, and we in him.


And although we are unworthy, through our manifold sins, to offer unto thee any sacrifice, yet we beseech thee to accept this our bounden duty and service, not weighing our merits, but pardoning our offences, through Jesus Christ our Lord; By whom, and with whom, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, all honor and glory be unto thee, O Father Almighty, world without end.

Amen.


And now, as our Savior Christ has taught us, we are bold to sing,


The Lord's Prayer


The Breaking of the Bread

The Presider breaks the consecrated Bread. A period of silence is kept.

Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us.

Therefore, let us keep the feast.


The Invitation

The gifts of God for the people of God.


The Communion


Communion Hymn: Shall we Gather at the River, Page 22


The Post Communion Prayer

Let us pray.

Almighty God, we thank thee that in thy great love thou hast fed us with the spiritual food and drink of the Body and Blood of thy Son Jesus Christ, and hast given unto us a foretaste of thy heavenly banquet. Grant that this Sacrament may be unto us a comfort in affliction, and a pledge of our inheritance in that kingdom where there is no death, neither sorrow nor crying, but the fullness of joy with all thy saints; through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.


The Commemoration of All Faithful Departed

Give rest, O Christ, to thy servants with thy saints:

Where sorrow and pain are no more, neither sighing, but life everlasting.


Thou only art immortal, the creator and maker of humankind; and we are mortal, formed of the earth, and unto earth shall we return. For so thou didst ordain when thou createdst me, saying, “Dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.” All we go down to the dust; yet even at the grave we make our song: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

Give rest, O Christ, to thy servants with thy saints, where sorrow and pain are no more, neither sighing, but life everlasting.


The Necrology of the Parish

The names of the Faithful Departed will be read in memoriam.


The Litany for the Departed

God the Father,

Have mercy on thy servants.


God the Son,

Have mercy on thy servants.


God the Holy Spirit,

Have mercy on thy servants.


Holy Trinity, one God,

Have mercy on thy servants.


From all evil, from all sin, from all tribulation,

Good Lord, deliver them.


By thy holy Incarnation, by thy Cross and Passion, by thy precious Death and Burial,

Good Lord, deliver them.


By thy glorious Resurrection and Ascension, and by the Coming of the Holy Spirit,

Good Lord, deliver them.

We sinners beseech thee to hear us, Lord Christ: That it may please thee to deliver the soul of thy servants from the power of evil, and from eternal death,

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord


That it may please thee mercifully to pardon all their sins.

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.


That it may please thee to grant them a place of refreshment and everlasting blessedness,

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to give them joy and gladness in thy kingdom, with thy saints in light,

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.


Jesus, Lamb of God:

Have mercy upon them.


Jesus, bearer of our sins:

Have mercy upon them.


Jesus, redeemer of the world:

Grant them thy peace.


Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.


Deliver thy servants, O Sovereign Lord Christ, from all evil, and set them free from every bond; that they may rest with all thy saints in the eternal habitations; where with the Father and the Holy Spirit thou livest and reignest, one God, for ever and ever.

Amen


The Blessing

God the Father, by whose love Christ was raised from the dead, open to you who believe the gates of everlasting life.

Amen.


God the Son, who, in bursting the grave has won a glorious victory, give you joy as you share the Easter faith.

Amen.


God, the Holy Spirit, whom the risen Lord breathed into His disciples, empower you and fill you with Christ’s peace.

Amen.


Recessional: The Day Thou Gavest, Lord, Is Ended, Page 23


The Dismissal

Let us go forth into the world, rejoicing in the power of the Spirit.

Thanks be to God.


The Postlude: Organ Voluntary

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