The Collects and Readings for
All Saints Day, 3rd November, 2019
you have knit together your elect
in one communion and fellowship
in the mystical body of your Son Christ
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
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Revelation 7. 9 - end.
9 After this I looked, and there was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, from
all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, robed in white, with palm branches in
their hands. 10They cried out in a loud voice, saying,
‘Salvation belongs to our God who is seated on
the throne, and to the Lamb!'
11And all the angels stood around the throne and around the elders and
the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshipped God, 12singing,
Blessing and glory and wisdom
and thanksgiving and honour
and power and might
be to our God for ever and ever!
13 Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, ‘Who are these, robed in white, and where
have they come from?' 14I said to him, ‘Sir, you are the one that knows.' Then he said to me, ‘These
are they who have come out of the great ordeal; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
15 For this reason they are before the throne of God,
and worship him day and night within his temple,
and the one who is seated on the throne will shelter them.
16 They will hunger no more, and thirst no
the sun will not strike them,
nor any scorching heat;
17 for the Lamb at the centre
of the throne will be their shepherd,
and he will guide them to springs of the water of life,
and God will wipe
away every tear from their eyes.'
6. 20 - 31
20 Then he looked up at his disciples
‘Blessed are you who are poor,
for yours is the kingdom of God.
are you who are hungry now,
for you will be filled.
‘Blessed are you who weep now,
for you will
22 ‘Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude you, revile you, and defame
you on account of the Son of Man. 23Rejoice on that day and leap for joy, for surely your reward is great in heaven;
for that is what their ancestors did to the prophets.
24 ‘But woe to you who are rich,
you have received your consolation.
25 ‘Woe to you who are full now,
for you will be hungry.
‘Woe to you who are laughing now,
for you will mourn and weep.
26 ‘Woe to you when
all speak well of you, for that is what their ancestors did to the false prophets.
27 ‘But I say to
you that listen, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28bless those who curse you, pray for those
who abuse you. 29If anyone strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also; and from anyone who takes away your
coat do not withhold even your shirt. 30Give to everyone who begs from you; and if anyone takes away your goods,
do not ask for them again. 31Do to others as you would have them do to you.
Post Communion Collect:
the source of all holiness and giver of all good things: may we who have shared at this table
as strangers and pilgrims
here on earth
be welcomed with all your saints
to the heavenly feast on the day of your kingdom;
Christ our Lord. Amen.
Prayers - we have
been asked to remember in our prayers:
Aked-Walker, Father Mike, Katie Hakin, Carole Harrington, Lynda Hinton, Diane Jones, Rev’d John Knight, Jill Knight,
Philip Le Roux, Sylvia Reynolds, and James Wagstaffe.