Church of England Diocese of Birmingham St. Matthew with St. Chad, Smethwick

Annual Memorial service for All Souls - 1st November 2020

1 Nov 2020, midnight

Join us in the MEMORIAL SERVICE at https://youtu.be/uqrUekxHPC0

If you want: Collect some music to play. Write a list of those who died. If you have one to hand, prepare a candle in a safe place with means to light it in the service.

GATHER: In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

WORD: Psalm 23

ACT OF MEMORIAL:

If you have them, light your candle and turn on your music. Now recall and remember the person or people on your list.

PRAYERS:  Lord, as I remember, I pray that the people I recall will rest in peace and rise in glory. Lord, hear my pray. Lord, be with me today, may I feel your presence, peace and love. Lord, hear my prayer.

CLOSING PRAYERS: Lord help me to take heart this word from scripture: “God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that we should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3v16

Now, may the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with me, be with those I love and with everyone I pray for. Amen