All Saints Day and Communion-at-Home

    10.30.20 | Articles by John Matkin

    Join us this coming Sunday for one of our most powerful annual worship experiences - All Saints Sunday - when we remember the saints who have gone on before us during the last twelve months. In addition to reading the names of our beloved church members, we will ring a handbell and light a candle as each name is read. The congregation will also be invited to speak the names of other saints from other congregations that have gone on before us during the last twelve months. For those worshipping from home, we will invite you to enter the names of saints in the comments section of Facebook Live or our YouTube Channel.

    John Wesley emphasized the New Testament understanding of saints. Saints are all believers in Jesus Christ, past, present, and those to come. So, on All Saints Sunday, we also celebrate the living saints - you, your husband or wife, your children, your friends - all the believers in the church today being the hands and feet of Christ here and now. 

    Holy Communion will feel different this Sunday - IF you are at home worshiping online. We think we may reach more folks by inviting people to receive the bread and cup in your own home rather than inviting folks to drive through the church parking lot later in the day. So, grab some bread, crackers, or chips and some juice, and have them ready to represent the body and blood of Christ when we celebrate Holy Communion.

    God bless,
    Jack Matkin