On Sunday, November 3, we will celebrate All Saints’ Sunday. What is All Saints? It is a day to give thanks for those who have gone before us in faith: not only for our own departed loved ones, but for those who founded our churches, wrote our hymns, taught our ancestors when they were little, and so on.
All Saints is a day to remember that Christ is Lord of all: those living on this side of God’s creation, and those on the side of the “new heaven and new earth.” (Revelation 21:1)
Here’s a description of All Saints that caught my attention. A Lutheran church had a communion rail constructed in a half-circle. The other side of the circle, which the worshiper is invited to imagine, represents the communion of saints living in God’s new creation. (1)
Join us Sunday to give thanks for all who have been a part of the circle of faith, both in this community and beyond.