West End United Methodist Church

A Song of the Saints

Today is All Saints Sunday when we name and remember those who have died in the past year.  This year the grief is particularly acute because of the effects of the pandemic.  However, we are in the presence of a loving and compassionate God, a God of life and resurrection and hope.  The reading today Psalm 34 is a message of hope.  It is an acrostic poem, the beginning of each verse being a letter of the Hebrew alphabet in order, as a teaching tool.  It teaches about the nature of God, and it uses a personal example to witness to the goodness and love of God.   (NOTE: We are beginning to reopen from the COVID-19 pandemic.  The early service has a chamber choir but no congregation.  The late service has a limited congregation but no choir.  Except for some of the music, the services are essentially the same.  NOTE: Both videos begin with the Children’s Moment or sermon, but after starting you can scroll back to the beginning of the service if you want to see the entire service.)

References

  • Psalms :34:1-18, 22

Downloads

Early Service Bulletin (11/1/2020)

Late Service Bulletin (11/1/2020)

Audio

A Song of the Saints (Children's Moment & Communion Meditation)

Carol Cavin-Dillon