|Scripture Text||Luke 19:1-10|
|Gist of Scripture||The parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector comes alive in the story of Zacchaeus. The core element of being a saint is humility… seeing people as people and treating them as people.|
|Special Sunday?||All Saints’ Sunday|
|Call to Worship:||Call to Worship:|
L: As the leaves of the Autumn kiss the cheek of the earth
P: We are reminded that you cover us with the vibrant color of your loving kindness.
L: We are surrounded by your holy eternal presence
P: And we are surrounded by the cloud of your witnesses.
All: On this All Saints’ Sunday, may we praise you in gratitude for the legacy of loving kindness. Amen.
|Processional Hymn||711 For All the Saints|
|Welcome to worship and invitations to discipleship (announcements) (invitation to fill out ritual of friendship tablets in the pews and invitation to stay for fellowship following the service)|
|Hymn||2051 I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry|
|Prayer for Understanding||We remember those who heard the teachings of your son Jesus the Christ and are thankful for their example. We pray for your help in following their legacy. May our vision be clear and our hearing keen to the sight and sound that’s freshly offered by your Holy Spirit to us this morning. Amen.|
|Scripture Reading:||Luke 19:1-10 – Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy. He wanted to see who Jesus was, but because he was short he could not see over the crowd. So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree to see him, since Jesus was coming that way.|
When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.” So he came down at once and welcomed him gladly.
All the people saw this and began to mutter, “He has gone to be the guest of a sinner.”
But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount.”
Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”
|Sermon Title:||God Sees You|
|Hymn:||2218 You Are Mine|
|Prayers of the People||This is where we will read the names of the saints with the chime beginning and ending. I will talk with Jaclyn and Laura about the process.|
|Blessing of Gifts||We give thanks that you see the saints who are now fully present with you. May we be mindful that we give our gifts this morning in following their legacy–so that others will know that you fully & lovingly see them as well. Amen.|
|Recessional Hymn:||555 Forward Through The Ages|