Sunday, November 6, 2022
Potluck following service
How Trinity can help you remember the saints in your life:
Submit names to the office of your loved ones who have passed, by Tuesday, October 26, 2022. EVERYONE (members or nonmembers) can join in celebrating those who have made us the people we are today.
And/Or bring one (1) picture of a loved one to be placed on the altar on All Saints Sunday. If you are attending the Church Service that day, you may bring it then. If not, please leave your picture in the office. The pictures will be returned to you.
All Saints’ Day, one of the seven principal feasts of the church year, commemorates all saints, known and unknown. As a community of faith, we join together to say that these “saints” are guideposts for our lives. “Saints” are current, past, and historic persons that help us, by his/her/their example, to focus on our own lives. They provide us examples on how to live our best lives by showing kindness to strangers, helping the weaker, seeking redress for those injured, pursuing peace, etc.
All Saints’ is a day saturated with meaning, in no small part, because it is a day saturated with stories, begging to be dusted off, told and retold, read and reread. How a saint in your life changed the way you thought about something, helped you overcome a loss or hardship, lifted you up when you needed it most, in short made you better.
A simple way of saying what is so extraordinary about the saints is the ways in which their ordinary lives unfolded, page by grace-filled page. The saints are those for whom God’s love has seeped into the cracks and crevices of the human condition to encourage new ways of seeing the world and God. Telling the saints’ stories are ways to repeatedly remind ourselves of how God has worked with generation after generation inside and outside the church for the elevation of humankind.
May you receive these words this day and may the examples of the saints, known and unknown, help you find peace and grace in their honest, if imperfect, examples of God at work in our midst. And encouragement for the challenging job of living on this side of heaven.
Links to know more about Saints:
Hope Is Stronger Than Death: All Saints Day
(Thoughts on this page were gleaned from multiple sources with apologies for the plagiarism. dmi)