All Saints’ Preview

This Sunday is All Saints’ Sunday. Who are the saints, and what do they have to say to us?

Rather than being perfect Christians, the saints are people who have been made whole by the grace of God, through baptism into Christ. The communion of saints is a diverse array of witnesses who remind us of God’s continuing faithfulness, past, present, and future. In the picture painted by the gospel reading from Luke, the saints challenge us to embody the surprising, world-reversing ways of the reign of God.

But the holy ones of the Most High shall receive the kingdom and possess the kingdom forever—forever and ever.

Daniel 7:18

Preaching Question

“Do you feel blessed?”

Home Devotional Questions

Our Gospel text (Luke 6:17-26) is a bit of a mixed bag of blessings and woes. Take a look at it. What words resonate most closely?

Taking in Jesus’ words from Luke’s Gospel, do you feel blessed?

When you think of a saint, who comes to mind?

Today we remember those who have been sainted through God’s power in Jesus Christ. These saints may be famous (like Mother Teresa) and they may be very special to you (like your grandma, your dad, a mentor). How have the sainted been mentors to you?

What ways are you a mentor in faith and life to another?

 

 

Rev. Sarah Teichmann

Rev. Sarah Teichmann

Pastor of Christian Formation

I love working in a staff where we are able to use each other’s strengths for the glory of God. I am energized by the lay leaders of the church and the creative ways they can extend the mission of Jesus to congregational members and our community.

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