ALL SAINTS DAY
* Indicates that worshippers are to stand if able.
Congregational responses are in bold print.
Online Greeter: Jacquee Lawrence
Worship Leader: Dave Bomersback
Text to 630.454.1434.
Member’s word: SAINT Guest’s word: GUEST
Entrance & Praise
Prelude Traditional Scottish Chorale John Kwon
Welcome Rev. Park
Opening Hymn “Victory in Jesus” (vs.1-3) UMH #370
1. I heard an old, old story how a Savior came from glory, how he
gave his life on Calvary to save a wretch like me; I heard about his groaning, of his
precious blood's atoning, then I repented of my sins and won the victory.
O victory in Jesus, my Savior forever!
He sought me and bought me with his redeeming blood;
he loved me ere I knew him, and all my love is due him;
he plunged me to victory beneath the cleansing flood.
2. I heard about his healing of his cleansing power revealing,
how he made the lame to walk again and caused the blind to see;
and then I cried “Dear Jesus, come and heal my broken spirit”
And somehow Jesus came and brought to me the victory (Refrain)
3. I heard about a mansion he has built for me in glory,
and I heard about the streets of gold beyond the crystal sea; about
the angels singing and the old redemption story,
and some sweet day I'll sing up there the song of victory (Refrain)
Call to Worship Dave Bomersback
L: We remember the great ancestors of our faith, from Abraham to
C: Ancestors of the faith, we remember you.
L: We remember the prophets and priests, the ministers and teachers
who have taught us the way of God:
C: Teachers of the faith, we remember you.
L: We remember our grandparents and parents, aunts and uncles,
those who have gone before us in our lifetime:
C: Family of our faith, we remember you.
L: We life up the memories of children and grandchildren, brothers
and sisters, husbands and wives and parents whose lives ended
C: Those close in our heart, we remember you.
We celebrate the lives of those we have named, O God, lift up many more names in our hearts
Silent Prayer All
Naming and Remembering All Saints
- Dawn E. Miller (10/15/1933 - 11/26/21)
- Harriet Van Overmeiren (01/ 09/1942 – 10/22/22)
Intercession Prayer Rev. Park
Lord’s Prayer All
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name.
Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
Scripture Reading James 1:17-18 (CEB); Matthew 7:24-27 (CEB) Dave Bomersback
17 Every good gift, every perfect gift, comes from above. These gifts come down from the Father, the creator of the heavenly lights, in whose character there is no change at all. 18 He chose to give us birth by his true word, and here is the result: we are like the first crop from the harvest of everything he created. (James 1:17-18)
24 “Everybody who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise builder who built a house on bedrock. 25 The rain fell, the floods came, and the wind blew and beat against that house. It didn’t fall because it was firmly set on bedrock. 26 But everybody who hears these words of mine and doesn’t put them into practice will be like a fool who built a house on sand. 27 The rain fell, the floods came, and the wind blew and beat against that house. It fell and was completely destroyed.” (Matt. 7:24-27)
This is the Word of Life for all the people of God.
Thanks be to God
Offering Anthem “Were You There?”
(Spiritual, Arranged by Lee Evans) John Kwon
You may give your offering at www.bfvumc.org/online-giving
Or mail it to
Bethany of Fox Valley UMC
(2200 Ridge Ave. Aurora, IL. 60504)
Message: Setting Goals 4: Setting Goals in Solid Foundation (Rev. Park)
Holy Communion & Sending Forth
Holy Communion Screen (In-person) Subtitle (Online)
Communion Hymn “Let Us Break Bread Together” (vs. 1-3) UMH #618
1. Let us break bread together on our knees, (on our knees)
let us break bread together on our knees. (on our knees)
When I fall on my knees with my face to the rising sun, O Lord,
have mercy on me. (on me)
2. Let us drink wine together on our knees, (on our knees) let us drink wine together on our knees. (on our knees) When I fall on my knees
with my face to the rising sun,O Lord, have mercy on me. (on me)
3. Let us praise God together on our knees, (on our knees)
let us praise God together on our knees. (on our knees)
When I fall on my knees with my face to the rising sun,
O Lord, have mercy on me. (on me)
Closing Hymn “When We All Get to Heaven” (vs.1&4) UMH #701
1. Sing the wondrous love of Jesus; sing his mercy and his grace.
In the mansions bright and blessed he'll prepare for us a place.
When we all get to heaven, what a day of rejoicing that will be!
When we all see Jesus, we'll sing and shout the victory!
4. Onward to the prize before us! Soon his beauty we'll behold; soon
the pearly gates will open; we shall tread the streets of gold. (Refrain)
Benediction Rev. Park
Postlude Traditional Dutch Chorale John Kwon
We are glad that you joined us this morning in worship.
We hope that you find strength, renewal, and a sense of peace
going through the coming week.