Posts tagged with ‘All Saints Sunday’

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November 3, 2019 – All Saints Sunday

by Melissa VanTassell

    In holy baptism God makes saints out of sinners. In holy communion God forgives the sins of all the saints. In the assembly today we give thanks for all the saints “who from their labors rest,” who have fought the good fight, who have gained the crown. In the same breath we petition our God […]

    November 4, 2018 – All Saints Sunday

    by Melissa VanTassell

      Jesus states the core of God’s law: love God with all you are and have, and love your neighbor as yourself. The scribe agrees that Jesus has rightly identified the most important commandments, much more important than sacrifices. It’s easy for us to say with the writer of the letter to the Hebrews that sacrifices […]

      November 5, 2017 – All Saints Sunday

      by Melissa VanTassell

        All Saints celebrates the baptized people of God, living and dead, who are the body of Christ. As November heralds the dying of the landscape in many northern regions, the readings and liturgy call us to remember all who have died in Christ and whose baptism is complete. At the Lord’s table we gather with […]

        Sunday, November 6, 2016 – All Saints Sunday

        by Melissa VanTassell

          We worship on the first day of the week because our Savior was raised on that day. Every Sunday is a little Easter. This Sunday feels more like Easter than many as the appointed texts celebrate the reality of the resurrection. Live it up this Lord’s day. Our God is the God of the living. […]