Welcome to Our Congregational Webpage! During the current COVID 19 Pandemic we continue to modify the ways we share in ministry.
Sunday Worship is offered online with singing and liturgy at 9am. At 10am Sunday we offer a brief prayer service in person in the sanctuary with masks, physical distancing, no congregational singing and liturgy. At 10:30am we offer Sunday School for all ages via Zoom. Wednesday vespers at 6pm are streamed online via our Facebook page.
If you feel led to support these ministry and emerging needs please go to https://mmfa.info/west-side-moravian-church-wi-donation-form/
Sunday, November 1st~ All the Saints Live streamed @westsidemoraviangreenbay/facebook and available soon after on our website wsmoraviangb.org
Preparing for Worship~ Today we are invited by Christ to share in Holy Communion. We invite you to bring some juice or water, and bread or a cracker with you to worship.
Prelude, Words of Welcome, Reading from Today’s Daily Text
Liturgy All Saints, page 105
Behold, a great multitude, which no one can number, out of every nation and of all tribes, and peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, with palm branches in their hands, And they cry with a loud voice saying, “Salvation belongs to our God, who is seated on the throne, and to the Lamb.”
Salvation to God, who sits on the throne! Let all cry aloud and honor the Son; The praises of Jesus the angels proclaim, fall down on their faces and worship the Lamb.
These are the ones of whom the world was not worthy. They wandered in deserts and mountains, and in caves and the holes in the ground. They were stoned to death, they were sawn in two, they were slain with the sword, they were burned at the stake, they were killed by an assassin’s bullet. They were destitute, persecuted, tormented. These are the ones who have come out of great tribulation; they have washed their robes and cleansed them in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore they are before the throne of God, and they worship day and night in the temple.
They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any scorching heat; for the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their Shepherd, and will guide them to springs of living water. And God shall wipe away every tear from their eyes.
TUNE: BEDFORD (14 C)
Glory to God, whose witness train, those heroes bold in faith, Could smile on poverty and pain and triumph e’en in death.
Almighty God, Redeemer and Sustainer, we offer you thanks and praise for the holy lives of all your servants — the prophets, apostles, and martyrs — who have shone forth as lights in the world and sacrificed their lives in testimony of their faith. We thank you for the triumphant fellowship of all the saints in glory. We remember before you all who have been called to the more immediate presence of the Savior, and especially those most dear to us and our congregation. We rejoice in our present fellowship with them, in our continuing hope, and in the promise of eternal joy. Let the great cloud of witnesses, the innumerable company of those who have gone before and entered into rest, be to us an example of godly life. May we run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith; and may we obtain entrance into your eternal kingdom, and with the glorious assembly of the saints, worship and adore you. In the name of Jesus, Amen.
TUNE: LANCASHIRE (151 M)
Apostles, prophets, martyrs, and all the sacred throng who wear the spotless raiment, who raise the ceaseless song; For those passed on before us, our Savior, we adore, and walking in their footsteps, would serve you more and more.
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. If God is for us, who can be against us!
Hear the words of the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, who was dead and is alive again: Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life. To him who loves us and washed us from our sins by his blood, and made us to be a kingdom, priests to God, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
Prayers of Intercession
Meditation with Youth and Children
Scripture 1 Kings 17:1-16
Sermon All the Saints
Hymn “All Who Have Gone Before Us” #389 to Tune on page 453 “We Plow the Fields and Scatter”
All who have gone before us Christ’s victory now share! In Christ they are established in God’s eternal care; In Christ their pain is ended, in Christ’s death’s sting is done, in Christ, all cares forgotten, their perfect joy begun! All who’ve gone before us, Christ’s victory now share! God, bless them all! God, bless them all in your eternal care!
All who have gone before us have shown us how to live a life of faith and service to prayer, to praise, to give! And so as we remember, more so, we pray that we may follow their example, God’s ministers to be! All who’ve gone before us, Christ’s victory now share! God, bless them all! God, bless them all in your eternal care!
Our Offerings Celebrating the ways we can offer ourselves and our resources to reflect Christ’s care for others
>Financial Tithes and Offerings can be mailed into the church office at 1707 South Oneida, Green Bay 54304
>Electronic direct deposit forms can be secured from the church office- call 920.499.4433
>Online Giving can be accessed at https://mmfa.info/west-side-moravian-church-wi-donation-form/
The Lord’s Supper
Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. Thanks be to God.
A Sign of Peace- to indicate oneness in Christ and the desire to be at peace with one another.
Breaking of the Bread After words of Institution, Take and Eat in Silence
Tune: LAND OF REST
As Christ breaks bread and bids us share, each proud division ends; the love that made us, makes us one and strangers now are friends.
The Cup of Salvation After the words of Institution, Take and Drink in Silence
Tune: AUSTRIAN HYMN, page 229 Moravian Book of Worship
With our sainted ones in glory seated at the heavenly board, may the church that’s waiting for you keep love’s tie unbroken Lord. In your service, Lord, defend us, in our hearts keep watch and ward;
in the world where you have sent us, let your kingdom come, O Lord.
Whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death, Until he comes.
A sign of Peace- To show renewed dedication and unity of purpose in the service of Christ.
Sending Forth Tune: GERMANY (22R)
Now let us from this table rise renewed in body, mind and soul; with Christ we die and live again, His selfless love has made us whole.
Benediction & Postlude CCLI 172614
Liturgy and Hymns Reprinted or adapted from the 1995 Moravian Book of Worship with the permission of the Interprovincial Board of Communication, Moravian Church in America. © 1995 IBOC. www.moravian.org; e-mail: email@example.com. All rights reserved.
Wednesday Vespers October 28th, 2020
Worship Sunday, October 25th– Remembering God’s Promises
Congregational Core Values
Christ, Our Lamb Has Conquered! We follow as we Worship, Share in Fellowship and Christian Love As we Learn to be Like Christ the Lamb & In our Care for Others