From the earliest days of the Church, Christian worshipers saw the rising of the sun and lighting of the evening lamps as symbolic of Christ's victory over death. Additional hours of the day were also designated as significant moments of celebrating Christ's presence in the world. All Saints' continues on in the tradition with the resources available on this page:


-Scripture Texts: 

For the week beginning March 25: Joshua 5:9-12; Psalm 32; 2 Corinthians 5:16-21; Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32

For the week beginning April 1: Isaiah 43:16-21; Psalm 126; Philippians 3:4b-14; John 12:1-8

For the week beginning April 8: Luke 19:28-40; Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29; Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 31:9-16; Philippians 2:5-11; Luke 22:14-23:56

For Holy Week, April 15 to 20:
Monday - Isaiah 42:1-9; Psalm 36:5-11; Hebrews 9:11-15; John 12:1-11
Tuesday - Isaiah 49:1-7; Psalm 71:1-14; 1 Corinthians 1:18-31; John 12:20-36
Wednesday - Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 70; Hebrews 12:1-3; John 13:12-32
Thursday - Exodus 12:1-4, 11-14; Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; John 13:1-17, 31b-35
Friday - Isaiah 52:13-53:12; Psalm 22; Hebrews 10:16-25; John 18:1-19:42
Saturday - Job 14:1-14; Psalm 31:1-4, 15-16; 1 Peter 4:1-8; John 19:38-42

For Easter Sunday, April 21: Acts 10:34-43; Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; 1 Corinthians 15:19-26; John 20:1-18


 

Opening Words, From Psalm 51

Open my lips, O Lord, and my mouth shall proclaim your praise. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from your presence and take not your Holy Spirit from me. Give me the joy of your saving help again and sustain me with your bountiful Spirit. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. - Amen.

The Weekly Psalm   {See the weekly Scripture readings below.  Search the Common English Bible here.}

The Seasonal Collect

Almighty and everliving God, in your tender love for the human race you sent your Son our Savior Jesus Christ to take upon him our nature, and to suffer death upon the cross, giving us the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant that we may walk in the way of his suffering, and also share in his resurrection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The Reading of Scripture  & Reflection   {Search the Common English Bible here.}

 

Prayers for Others  

Together let us pray for...
     (Monday) the people of this congregation...
     (Tuesday) those who suffer and those in trouble...
     (Wednesday) the concerns of this local community...
     (Thursday) the world, its people, and its leaders...
     (Friday) the church universal - its leaders, its members and its mission...
     (Saturday) the communion of saints...

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father in heaven,
    hallowed be your name,
    your kingdom come,
    your will be done, on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins.
    as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial
    and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours
    now and for ever.  

- Amen.

The Dismissal

May the Lord bless us,
    protect us from all evil,
    and bring us to everlasting life.
- Amen.