Dear Friends in Christ -

posted Nov 3, 2014, 2:53 PM by Shannon Vietmeier
Yesterday, we celebrated the Festival of All Saints. The festival commemorates our communion with all believers in Christ - spiritual ancestors, believers from every time and place, and disciples from every continent. It is also the day that we celebrate the truth that each one of us is a saint who belongs to the great cloud of witnesses.

We belong, not because of something that we have done; but because Jesus Christ claimed us in our baptisms, and caring witnesses shared the faith with us. Maybe it was a pastor, parent, Sunday School teacher, co-worker, or friend. Whoever it was, thanks be to God for them! And thanks be to God for all of you, who continue to share your faith with others so that new people will encounter the Risen Christ, in whose life and resurrection we will share!

Pastor Culynn

To prepare for worship this Sunday
(Nov. 9), you are invited to read:
     Amos 5:18-24
     1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
     Matthew 25:1-13