God’s love wipes away tears and provides a foretaste of the feast.
Of all three years of the lectionary cycle, this year’s All Saints readings have the most tears. Isaiah and Revelation look forward to the day when God will wipe away all tears; in John’s gospel, Jesus weeps along with Mary and all the gathered mourners before he demonstrates his power over death.
On All Saints Day we celebrate the victory won for all the faithful dead, but we grieve for our beloved dead as well, knowing that God honors our tears. We bring our grief to the table and find there a foretaste of Isaiah’s feast to come.
Worship In-Person or Livestream
Sunday at 10 am
Order of Worship & lessons
P: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
C: And also with you
Epistle: Gospel Acclamation Gospel: Message
Prayers of the Faithful Pr D+ and/or Reader lighting candles ??
Sharing Christ’s Peace Pr D+
Communion: Off screen
Announcements Pr D+
Go in peace. Share the gift of Jesus.
Thanks be to God.
Readings & Psalm
Offerings of Thanksgiving
While we are keeping physical social distance, there are still options for you to continue bringing your offerings to God and support the ministries of Grace.
- Mail a check to church address below
- Online bill pay through your bank
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