November 1, 2020 - 9 AM Worship Service
All Saints' Day
*This Sunday, the Sacrament of Communion will be offered in worship and to all in a drive-through format. During our 9AM and 10:30AM worship service, individual, prepackaged elements will be consecrated and offered to in-person worshippers. Those not able or comfortable attending in-person are asked to come to St. John's at 11:30 a.m. to receive the Communion elements. You will be asked to please remain in your car. We look forward to seeing you and sharing in Christ's love together through the Sacrament of Holy Communion!

Prelude GENesis Bells " Celebration"

Welcome & Announcements

Hymn of Praise For All the Saints, verses 1,2,4 (UMH #711)
For all the saints, who from their labors rest,
Who thee by faith before the world confessed,
Thy name, O Jesus, be forever blest.
Alleluia, Alleluia!

Thou was their rock,
 their fortress, and their might;
Thou, Lord, their captain
 in the well-fought fight;
Thou, in the darkness drear,
 their one true light.
Alleluia, Alleluia!

O blest communion, fellowship divine!
We feebly struggle, they in glory shine;
yet all are one in thee, for all are thine.
Alleluia, Alleluia!

Call to Worship:
Pastor: Come, people of God; offer praise and worship to the Lord on high.
People: We come, rejoicing in the truth of eternal life through Christ.
Pastor: Because Christ lives, we have the promise of life.
People: Because the Spirit of truth abides in us, we are never abandoned.
Pastor: Praise be to God, who prepares a place for all His children;
People: Praise the Lord, who guides us to springs of the water of life. Amen.
Affirmation of Faith – The Apostles’ Creed   (UMH 881)
Message in Music GENesis Bells "A Time For Joy"
Scripture Lesson – Revelation 7:9-17
Prayer of Intercession

Prayer of Confession
Eternal God, Your voice speaks light into darkness and calmness into the chaos of our lives. Thank you for your Spirit of truth, abiding in us and guiding us. Still, the struggles, trials and uncertain situations of this world often separate us from you. Forgive us, Lord, for the times we follow the wisdom, ways and broken systems of this world over the call of your Son. Open our eyes to the shalom of your kingdom as we break bread at your table. Renew and guide us, from confusion into clarity, such that the everlasting promise of resurrection life is revealed to all. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Experiencing and Extending the Peace of Christ (Note: we will extend the Peace of Christ without physical contact.)

Prayer of Thanksgiving
HymnHymn of Promise  (UMH #707)
In the bulb there is a flower;
 in the seed, an apple tree;
in cocoons, a hidden promise:
 butterflies will soon be free! 
In the cold and snow of winter
 there’s a spring that waits to be,
unrevealed until its season,
 something God alone can see.

There’s a song in every silence,
 seeking word and melody;
there’s a dawn in every darkness,
 brining hope to you and me. 
From the past will come the future;
 what it holds, a mystery,
unrevealed until its season,
 something God alone can see.

In our end is our beginning;
 in our time, infinity;
in our doubt there is believing;
 in our life, eternity. 
In our death, a resurrection;
 at the last, a victory,
unrevealed until its season,
 something God alone can see.

SermonEternal: Truth Never Ends, Pastor Brad
               Text: John 14:1-7, 15-20
Sacrament of Holy Communion
Pastor: The Lord be with you.
People:  And also with you.
Pastor: Lift up your hearts
People: We lift them up to the Lord.
Pastor: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
People: It is right to give our thanks and praise.
Pastor: And so, with your people on earth and all the company of heaven we praise your name and join their unending hymn.
People:  Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory, Hosanna in the highest.  Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. 
Hosanna in the highest.
Pastor: And so, in remembrance of these your mighty acts in Jesus Christ, we offer ourselves in praise and thanksgiving as a holy and living sacrifice, in union with Christ’s offering for us, as we proclaim the mystery of faith.
People: Christ has died; Christ is risen; Christ will come again.

Remembering Our Saints
Marjorie Schrenk
Catherine Cornell
Norma McClintock
Richard Paulus
Allyn Lehman
Margaret Kunkel
Ethel White
Jack Barr
Joan Minderjahn
Ed Campbell
Sally Snowden
Harry Verdier
Catharine Mayson
Glenn Fleming

HymnMarching to Zion, verses 1,3,4 (UMH #733)
Come, we that love the Lord,
 and let our joys be known;
Join in a song with sweet accord,
 join in a song with sweet accord
And thus surround the throne,
 and thus surround the throne.

We’re marching to Zion,
 beautiful, beautiful Zion;
we’re marching upward to Zion,
 the beautiful city of God

The hill of Zion yields
 a thousand sacred sweets
before we reach the heavenly fields,
 before we reach the heavenly fields,
or walk the golden streets,
or walk the golden streets.
We’re marching to Zion,
 beautiful, beautiful Zion;
we’re marching upward to Zion,
 the beautiful city of God

Then let our songs abound,
 and every tear be dry;
We’re marching through
 Emmanuel’s ground,
We’re marching through
 Emmanuel’s ground,
To fairer worlds on high,
to fairer worlds on high.

We’re marching to Zion,
 beautiful, beautiful Zion;
we’re marching upward to Zion,
 the beautiful city of God



Accompanist: Brian Barber
GENesis Bell Choir
Amy Cons, Jackie Jusino, Roy Nelson, Ron Oedemann

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or by mail: 820 Almshouse Road, Ivyland, PA 18974
St. John's Ivyland
820 Almshouse Road
Ivyland, PA 18974
Rev. Brad Leight, Pastor