All Saints Liturgy

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Invitation to Worship

A thousand days are but a moment to God;
All flesh is grass, and withers away.
Still we treasure our days with those whom we love,
And reluctantly give them back to God.
On this day, we thank God for the saints in our lives.
Let us worship God.

In the beginning, God called the world into being, saying,
“Let there be light!”
In the fullness of time, Jesus came from God to us, saying,
“I am the Light of the world.”
In our everyday life, we see the work of the saints,
The ones in whom God’s light shines.
So let us give thanks for the saints this day,
And let us worship God.
We gather this morning to remember our call:
To do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with God.
We bring with us the events of the week in the world and in our lives,
Trying to know how to be just and loving and humble in the midst of it all.
We gather here, and see those who are doing justice, who are kind beyond measure,
who set the example for humility.
With gratitude for living saints, with thankfulness for the purpose of faith,
let us worship God.