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What Makes a Saint? -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31 -- David Coffin -- All Saints Day - C -- 2019
This is the day that the early church commemorated the great leaders and heroes of the church, espec
For all the saints -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31 -- David Kalas -- All Saints Day - C -- 2013
All Saints Day does not boast the repertoire of music that some other seasons and holidays have.
Saints -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31, Psalm 149 -- Wayne Brouwer, Schuyler Rhodes -- All Saints Day - C -- 2010
Many centuries ago, the great theologian Cyprian said that a person who has God as his father, has t
The twilight zone -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31, Psalm 149 -- All Saints Day - C -- 2007
Many will remember the television series, Twilight Zone, that aired in
The death pax -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31, Psalm 149 -- All Saints Day - C -- 2001
As a part of President Bush's budget and tax proposals, Congress will soon be debating the relative
The grateful dead -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31 -- All Saints Day - C -- 1998
(Dr. Foster R. McCurley has had a distinguished career as St.
It came from beneath the sea -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31, Psalm 149 -- William H. Shepherd -- All Saints Day - C
Theaters in the 1950s were deluged with "wildlife-gone-amok" disaster films ...

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As Good As It Gets -- Luke 6:20-31, Luke 19:1-10, Ephesians 1:11-23, 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury -- All Saints Day - C -- 2013
Many congregations will celebrate the first Sunday in November as All Saints Sunday, using those
As Good As It Gets -- Luke 6:20-31, Luke 19:1-10, Ephesians 1:11-23, 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - C -- 2013
Many congregations will celebrate the first Sunday in November as All Saints Sunday, using those

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Remember me -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- Leah Thompson -- All Saints Day - C -- 2010
"I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, and for this r
The real power -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- All Saints Day - C -- 2007
God put this power to work in Christ when he raised him from the dead and
Connected by a web -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- All Saints Day - C
Today is the day we celebrate All Saints' Day.
The best guarantee -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- All Saints Day - C
Good morning! I have something to show you this morning. Do
Our inheritance -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- All Saints Day - C
Good morning, boys and girls. Today is a day we call All Saints' Day. Do
Inheritance -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- All Saints Day - C
I have with me something that belonged in my family a long

Illustration

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Sermon Illustrations for All Saints Day (2019) -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31 -- Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Bonnie Bates, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez -- All Saints Day - C -- 2019
Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18
Sermon Illustrations for All Saints Day (2016) -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31 -- Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Bonnie Bates, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez, R. Robert Cueni -- All Saints Day - C -- 2016
Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18
Sermon Illustrations for All Saints Day (2013) -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31 -- Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Mark J. Molldrem -- All Saints Day - C -- 2013
Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18
An inheritance can be... -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- Mark J. Molldrem -- All Saints Day - C -- 2013
An inheritance can be a wonderful gift that can keep on giving.
Paul starts with himself... -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- Bob Ove -- All Saints Day - C -- 2013
Paul starts with himself and his converts who were the first to hope in Christ.
NULL -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31 -- All Saints Day - C -- 2010
Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18
NULL -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- Leah Thompson -- All Saints Day - C -- 2010
The 1991 film Hook, starring Robin Williams and Julia Roberts, is an adaptation of the story
NULL -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- Ron Love -- All Saints Day - C -- 2010
Two years before LeBron James was eligible for free agency, basketball teams across the conference b
The movie, The Hiding Place... -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- All Saints Day - C -- 2007
The movie, The Hiding Place, depicts events during the Nazi occupation of
Have you considered how much... -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- All Saints Day - C -- 2007
Have you considered how much power you have available to you? In Christ, the potential
What inheritance are you going... -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- All Saints Day - C -- 2007
What inheritance are you going to pass or have you passed on to your family? What
After the eccentric billionaire, Howard... -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- All Saints Day - C -- 2007
After the eccentric billionaire, Howard Hughes, died, secluded in a Las Vegas penthouse,
We are frequently reminded that... -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- All Saints Day - C -- 2001
We are frequently reminded that a properly made will is a must.
Reportedly, about three-fourths of... -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- All Saints Day - C -- 2001
Reportedly, about three-fourths of all teenagers have contemplated suicide, and a large number have
We all know now about... -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- All Saints Day - C -- 2001
We all know now about Cassie Bernall, one of the students killed at Columbine High School in Littlet
It seems that most people... -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- All Saints Day - C -- 2001
It seems that most people in the ministry have a weakness when it comes to books.
An early explorer in the... -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- All Saints Day - C -- 1998
An early explorer in the Amazon valley felt swallowed up in endless forest, far from the ocean that
Several years ago the late... -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- All Saints Day - C -- 1998
Several years ago the late astronomer Carl Sagan opened the eyes of television viewers to the wonder
Did you ever wonder what... -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- All Saints Day - C -- 1998
Did you ever wonder what Halloween means to a child? It really has to do with power and control.
Consider the wealth of blessings... -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- All Saints Day - C -- 1998
Consider the wealth of blessings that Paul is pointing out in this passage.
The regional meeting ended on... -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- All Saints Day - C -- 1995
The regional meeting ended on a positive note that reflected the whole event.
In an English village during... -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- All Saints Day - C -- 1995
In an English village during the Middle Ages, a tyrannical nobleman was determined to undermine the
One formula for presenting a... -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- All Saints Day - C -- 1995
One formula for presenting a good thesis was most favored for decades.

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As Good As It Gets -- Luke 6:20-31, Luke 19:1-10, Ephesians 1:11-23, 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury -- All Saints Day - C -- 2013
Many congregations will celebrate the first Sunday in November as All Saints Sunday, using those
As Good As It Gets -- Luke 6:20-31, Luke 19:1-10, Ephesians 1:11-23, 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - C -- 2013
Many congregations will celebrate the first Sunday in November as All Saints Sunday, using those

Preaching

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As Good As It Gets -- Luke 6:20-31, Luke 19:1-10, Ephesians 1:11-23, 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury -- All Saints Day - C -- 2013
Many congregations will celebrate the first Sunday in November as All Saints Sunday, using those
As Good As It Gets -- Luke 6:20-31, Luke 19:1-10, Ephesians 1:11-23, 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - C -- 2013
Many congregations will celebrate the first Sunday in November as All Saints Sunday, using those

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All Saints -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31 -- Carlos Wilton -- All Saints Day - C -- 2006
Theme For The Day
All Saints' Sunday -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- All Saints Day - C -- 2003
Theme For The Day
All Saints -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- All Saints Day - C -- 2000
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONSLesson 1: Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 (C)
All Saints' Sunday -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-36 -- Perry H. Biddle, Jr. -- All Saints Day - C -- 1988
Comments on the Lessons

Sermon

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As Good As It Gets -- Luke 6:20-31, Luke 19:1-10, Ephesians 1:11-23, 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury -- All Saints Day - C -- 2013
Many congregations will celebrate the first Sunday in November as All Saints Sunday, using those
As Good As It Gets -- Luke 6:20-31, Luke 19:1-10, Ephesians 1:11-23, 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - C -- 2013
Many congregations will celebrate the first Sunday in November as All Saints Sunday, using those

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The Final Word -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- Scott Suskovic -- All Saints Day - C -- 2009
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Whose Inheritance Is It? -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- Donna E. Schaper -- All Saints Day - C -- 2006
The Holy Spirit gives us our inheritance.
Enlightened Eyes -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- Gary L. Carver -- All Saints Day - C -- 2003
It is a matter of perspective. It is a matter of how we choose to look at things.
Predestination? You've Got To Be Kidding! -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- Robert R. Kopp -- All Saints Day - C -- 2000
Everybody has a favorite joke.

Stories

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Let There Be Light! -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31 -- Keith Wagner, Peter Andrew Smith -- All Saints Day - C -- 2019
Contents “Let There Be Light!” by Keith Wanger
That's Nuts -- Luke 6:20-31, Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Psalm 149 -- C. David Mckirachan, Keith Hewitt -- All Saints Day - C -- 2016
Contents "That's Nuts" by C. David McKirachan
Who, Me? -- Luke 6:20-31, Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Psalm 149 -- C. David Mckirachan, Peter Andrew Smith -- All Saints Day - C -- 2013
Contents"Who, Me?" by C. David McKirachan
Of Dreams, Saints, And Kingdoms -- Luke 6:20-31, Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Psalm 149 -- Larry Winebrenner -- All Saints Day - C -- 2010
Contents"The Worst Days" by Peter Andrew Smith
Crazy Dreams -- Luke 6:20-31, Ephesians 1:11-23, Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Psalm 149 -- Stan Purdum, David E. Leininger, Gary L. Carver, Scott Dalgarno -- All Saints Day - C -- 2007
ContentsWhat's Up This Week "A Change of Heart" by Scott Dalgarno
Another Reformed Short Guy -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31, Psalm 149 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - C
Contents What's Up This Week

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Even In Death, Life Is Celebrated -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- Constance Berg -- All Saints Day - C -- 2000
Our son, Andrew, was born on November 1, All Saints' Day.
All Saints' Day -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- John Steward -- All Saints Day - C
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Worship

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As Good As It Gets -- Luke 6:20-31, Luke 19:1-10, Ephesians 1:11-23, 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury -- All Saints Day - C -- 2013
Many congregations will celebrate the first Sunday in November as All Saints Sunday, using those
As Good As It Gets -- Luke 6:20-31, Luke 19:1-10, Ephesians 1:11-23, 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - C -- 2013
Many congregations will celebrate the first Sunday in November as All Saints Sunday, using those

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All Saints -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31, Psalm 149 -- Julia Ross Strope -- All Saints Day - C -- 2009
If we love the Lord with all our hearts, minds, and strength,
All Saints -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- Frank Ramirez -- All Saints Day - C -- 2006
Second Lesson: Ephesians 1:11-23Theme: Seal Of Approval
All Saints' Sunday -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- All Saints Day - C -- 2003
Theme: God's People Will Receive PowerCall To Worship
Forever And Ever -- Luke 6:20-31, Ephesians 1:11-23, Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- All Saints Day - C -- 2000
First Lesson: Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 Theme: Forever And Ever Call To Worship
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For May 9, 2021:
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Psalm 98

Let the floods clap their hands;
    let the hills sing together for joy
 at the presence of the Lord, for he is coming
    to judge the earth.
He will judge the world with righteousness,
    and the peoples with equity.
(vv. 8-9)

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David Kalas
In the mid-1960s, a popular song declared, “What the world needs now is love, sweet love. It's the only thing that there's just too little of.”1 It was an era of both national and international unrest. And the American landscape was reeling from the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights movement, and opposition to both. Amidst headlines so marked by unrest and division, therefore, the sentiment of the song struck a chord with an American audience. 
Bill Thomas
Mark Ellingsen
Frank Ramirez
Bonnie Bates
Acts 10:44-48
Prejudice is always wrong. Nat King Cole is a well-known artist who was the first African American to host his own national television program. In 1948, he purchased a beautiful home in an exclusive Los Angeles neighborhood. When the local neighborhood association confronted him and informed him it didn’t want any undesirables to move in, Cole responded, “Neither do I. If I see any coming in here, I’ll be the first to complain.” He lived in that house until his death in 1965.

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John Jamison
“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.” (vv. 9-12)

Hi, everyone! (Let them respond.)

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Janice B. Scott
Call to Worship:

Jesus gave up his life for us. In our worship today let us explore how to love one another as he has loved us.


Invitation to Confession:

Jesus, sometimes our love for each other is thin and pale.
Lord, have mercy.

Jesus, sometimes we pretend to love but fail to care.
Christ, have mercy.

Jesus, sometimes we don't know how to love.
Lord, have mercy.

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John E. Sumwalt
Jo Perry-sumwalt
One evening, when I was 26 years old, beleagered by guilt for acknowledged sins, I was deep into an hour-long prayer of repentance. In despair, I grieved that I had broken the commandments and that I was not worthy of God's love.

Near me lay the Bible, unused and unfamiliar. I had never, ever read from the Bible. Yet my hands reached out and took the Bible to open it. I knew not where, nor why. But my hands knew the way. They opened to John 15:9-11 and as my eyes began to read, my mind knew the meaning with clarity. My eyes read verse 10 first:
Mark Ellingsen
Theme of the Day
God's love brings us together.

Collect of the Day
It is noted that God has prepared great joy for those who love Him. Petitions are then offered that such love may be poured into the hearts of the faithful so that they may obtain these promises. Justification as a reward for our deeds (love) is communicated by this prayer.

Psalm of the Day
Psalm 98
Stan Purdum
(See Christmas Day, Cycles A and B, for alternative approaches.)

Richard E. Gribble
Once upon a time a great and powerful king ruled over a vast territory. There was something very strange about this kingdom, however -- everything was the same. The people ate the same food, drank the same drink, wore the same clothes, and lived in the same type of homes. The people even did all the same work. There was another oddity about this place. Everything was gray -- the food, the drink, the clothes, the houses; there were no other colors.

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