Join Us for a Service of Worship and Communion
Sunday, November 3, 2019 11:00 AM
All Saints Sunday
Scriptures include: Psalm 149 and Luke 6:20-31
The celebration of All Saints Day (Nov. 1) is an opportunity to remember the saintly status of all Christian people, and we take a moment in worship the first Sunday in November to remember those from our own church family who have left us in the past year. This year, we will also remember all those saints whom we remember in our hearts by writing their names and hanging them on the Remembrance Tree. All those saints who have touched our lives will enter into our worship space to remind us of all it means to be a saint, even if no one ever writes a book about them.
Our Gospel lesson for the day reminds us that being saintly is no easy task, though. Luke’s account of Jesus’ beatitudes are a challenge to all of us to be the kind of saints who bring God’s Kingdom to earth. Even as we remember the saintly attributes of those who have left us, what legacy of faith do we leave, and how does it line up with Jesus’ words in our Gospel lesson today?