All Saints' Day

SCRIPTURE READINGS

THE COLLECT

Almighty God, you have knit together your elect in one communion and fellowship in the mystical body of your Son Christ our Lord: Give us grace so to follow your blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those ineffable joys that you have prepared for those who truly love you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

The First Lesson:
Revelation 7:9-17

The Response:
Psalm 34:1-10, 22

The Epistle:
1 John 3:1-3

The Gospel:
Matthew 5:1-12

Sermon

To be in God’s presence is God’s blessedness. To be a saint of the church means nothing more than to be in the presence of God.
— Fr. Bill
 Fr. Bill Breedlove

Fr. Bill Breedlove