Though we don’t like to think about or talk about death, we understand that it’s a part of life and we are blessed to be able to understand death in the context of faith.
Faith in God gives us the assurance of eternal rest in God. Faith in God gives us hope that there’s not only meaning in this life, but also in the life to come. And, faith in God gives us strength and peace when we go through grief.
In John 11:17-27, we get to overhear a conversation between Jesus and his friend Martha, who’s grieving the death of her brother Lazarus. First, we hear her grief and then watch as she proclaims her faith.
On this All Saints weekend, we will be remembering those from our congregation who died this past year. By faith, each of these saints impacted many lives. We have invited their families to join us for worship.
In addition, we will be celebrating Holy Communion and serving the elements in the pews. I encourage you to think about the symbolism of serving one another while sitting together in the pews.
The All Saints service (reading names, lighting candles, and projecting pictures) will be celebrated on Saturday at 5:00 and Sunday at 9:30.