This Sunday is All Saints Sunday at Christ Church. It is the Sunday nearest All Saints Day. On this Sunday, we especially remember the people who have died who have helped to shape our lives of faith. All Saints Sunday is a day to say “thank you,” not to the people who have died, but to the God who gave them life on this earth and who gives them life in eternity. Also, it is a Sunday where we reflect upon the “communion of the saints” which we affirm each time we use the Apostles' Creed in worship.
At all services of worship, we will light a candle for each saint (which in the New Testament meant “Christian”) who was a member of our church who has died in the last year.
Join with us as the candles are lighted in remembering the words of Jesus, “You are the light of the world.” As the names of the Christ Church members who have died in the past year are read, recall their faces. As we sing songs of faith, listen for the voices of the “communion of saints.” This All Saints Sunday, celebrate with us the link past, present, and future together.
As you prepare for worship this week, think about the saints from your life who have influenced your journey of faith and for whom you are thankful. Also, let us remember and give thanks for these, the saints of Christ Church who have died in the past year:
* Luke French * Dewey Tedder * Grace Illman * Joe SanGeorge * Dot Few * Lake Woods * Ray Wilson * Lib Allgood * Roberta Price * Bill Connor * Charles Hamilton * Russ Mooney * Richard Longmire * Susan Norman Vickers * Lucinda Peeler * Mike Fleming