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 April 16:  Acts 4:5-12; Psalm 23; 1 John 3:16-24 and John 10:11-18

For the week beginning April 23:  Acts 8:26-40; Psalm 22:25-31; 1 John 4:7-21 and John 15:1-8

For the week beginning April 30:  Acts 10:44-48; Psalm 98; 1 John 5:1-6 and John 15:9-17

For the week beginning May 7:  Acts 1:15-17, 21-26; Psalm 1; 1 John 5:9-13 and John 17:6-19


 

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 God, who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ overcame death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life:  Grant that we, who celebrate with joy the day of the Lord's resurrection, may be raised from the death of sin by your life-giving Spirit; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for 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.