Sunday November 5th is being celebrated as All Saints Sunday. If you want to know more about what a saint is, come to one of our services:
09:00 Holy Communion at St Giles, Farlow; 10:30 Morning Prayer at St John the Baptist, Middleton Scriven; 16:30 Evensong at St Mary, Stottesdon
Revelation 7:9-end – The multitude of the Saints
I John 3:1-3 – Children of God
Matthew 5:1-12 – The Beatitudes
1 I will bless the Lord at all times : his praise shall ever be in my mouth.
2 My soul shall glory in the Lord : let the humble hear and be glad.
3 O magnify the Lord with me : let us exalt his name together.
4 I sought the Lord and he answered me : and delivered me from all my fears.
5 Look upon him and be radiant : and your faces shall not be ashamed.
6 This poor soul cried, and the Lord heard me : and saved me from all my troubles.
7 The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him : and delivers them.
8 O taste and see that the Lord is gracious : blessed is the one who trusts in him.
9 Fear the Lord, all you his holy ones : for those who fear him lack nothing.
10 Lions may lack and suffer hunger : but those who seek the Lord lack nothing that is good.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit: as it was in the beginning is now and shall be for ever. Amen.
Collect for the Day
Almighty God, you have knit together your elect in one communion and fellowship in the mystical body of your Son Christ our Lord: grant us grace so to follow your blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living that we may come to those inexpressible joys that you have prepared for those who truly love you; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.