Friday, October 30, 2015

All Saints Day, 1 November 2015

Torah:  Deuteronomy 6:4-9
Prophet:  Micah 6:6-8
Writings:  Ecclesiasticus 2: 1-11
Psalm 37
Epistle:  Ephesians 1: 11-23
Gospel:  Matthew 5: 1-16

Heavenly Father, you have raised up Saints in every generation to show us the way to you, and to demonstrate holiness of life.  So reign in our hearts and of those baptised this day, that we too would join in the fullness of the communion of saints.  This we ask through Yeshua haMoshiach who lives and reins with you and the Ruach haKodesh, one God in glory everlasting.  Amen.

October 31: Reforrmation Day:
 Jeremiah 1:31-34                                                                                                                                     Psalm 46                                                                                                                                                Romans 3:19-28                                                                                                                                          John 8:31-36

Collect:  Heavenly Father, on this day Martin Luther nailed his theses to the door of the Wittenberg Cathedral, not to challenge the church, but to transform it into a true body for mission.  Grant us zeal in reforming the church and translating scripture and liturgy so all may understand your word, and be enabled for mission to the entire world.  This we ask in the name of our Lord Yeshuah.  Amen.  (white)
November 2:  All Souls Day

Eve: Psalm: 116:10-17
Isaiah 25:6-9
I Thessalonians 4:13-18

All Souls Day:
Psalm: 130
Wisdom 3:1-9
John 5:24-27

Collect: Blessed Father, you are the Lord of the Living, and all the faithful are alive to you. Bless us with the memories of our loved ones who have gone on before us, that we following their examples may find a mansion prepared for us by our Lord Yeshua. This we ask in his most precious name. Amen. (white)