Enter into the gift and joy of worship as we come together in prayer, scripture, reflection and the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. This is a quiet, simple service, designed to feed your soul and empower you to live with purpose and grace as you leave our church.
Each of our Sunday worship services is considered a “little Easter” in that we remember and celebrate the gift of Jesus’ resurrection each week in the celebration of the Holy Eucharist. Through this memorial of our redemption we acknowledge and honor the impact it makes in our life here on earth and the invitation it offers us into life eternal.
This is especially true today as we celebrate one of the major feast days in our church year, All Saints’ Day. This day marks the time of year when we remember all those who have entered into the fullness of time, which we call eternal life. The veil between heaven and earth seems particularly transparent today as we participate in the act of remembering those who have gone before us. Because we are incarnational people, we remember our loved ones with our voices, hands, and hearts.
We allow music to lift our souls to God and to bring us closer to our loves ones. We fold our hands in prayer to give thanks for our beloved ones whose lives and spirits continue to touch us in our pilgrimage here on earth. And we open our hands to reach out for the life-giving gift of Holy Communion, which allows the light of Jesus to shine in the midst of any darkness contained by our world.
We remember, with our hearts breaking open, that we belong to God in life and in death. Deep in our hearts there is the hope that nothing in all of creation will separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus. Thanks be to God for the gift of remembering: God remembering us, and the blessed memory of our loved ones. The names of those we would like to especially remember on this All Saints’ Day will be read during the Eucharistic Prayer. There will be a time of silence offered for you to remember anyone else, not already listed, to be enfolded into our time of prayer and remembrance. May the healing love of Christ always be present to you in your time of remembrance of your loved ones.
To download a bulletin for the service, please click below.
To read the Lectionary Readings for All Saints’ Day, click below: https://www.lectionarypage.net/YearB_RCL/HolyDays/AllSaints_B_RCL.html