A blessed All Saints Day to you all! Here is your online Sunday worship from St. George’s.
Please note that our special service for All Saints/All Souls will be online tomorrow. In that special service we will celebrate and give thanks for the lives of all the Saints and for all the souls of all who have died.
Attention St. George’s families, we have some great resources available in the email bulletin for this Sunday, including a link to a helpful and fun video based on today’s gospel reading. Please sign up for the email bulletin by following this link: http://eepurl.com/kewRz
We start off our online worship with a opening hymn, “For All the Saints”
Our reading today is the Beatitudes, Matthew 5:1-12, the opening teaching of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount.
When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying:
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
“Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
“Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
“Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.1
Here is your Sunday prayers and message:
For our musical closing, we have both a traditional and a contemporary song to sing along with. The traditional hymn is “Blest Are The Pure In Heart.”
And the contemporary song is a beautiful version of “Change My Heart, O God.”
Again, I hope you join us for our special online All Saints/All Souls liturgy tomorrow.
Have a great Sunday and a blessed week.
The Rev’d Canon Rob Park
- Scripture quotation is from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.