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All Saints Day

Text: Hebrews 11:32-12:2


Prayer Pointers:

For the saints of God

For the consolation of the Resurrection










ALL SAINTS DAY has become somewhat neglected in the Church’s calendar, but it is an important reminder to us of the promise that is held within the Resurrection: that those who have died are not separated from us, but in Christ are alive, and present to us in a way that we cannot completely explain, only appreciate. As pastor and theologian Berthold Von Schenk explains:

When we view death in the light of the Communion of Saints and Holy Communion, there is no helpless bereavement. My loved one has left me, yes, and gone on a long journey. But I am in touch with her. I know there is a place where we can meet—at the Altar of our Lord! How it thrills me when I hear the words of the Liturgy “Therefore with angels and archangels and all the company of heaven,” for I know that, [by God’s promise] she is there with that great company…

And so we sing:

And when the strife is fierce, the warfare long,

Steals on the ear the distant triumph-song

and hearts are brave again, and arms are strong

Alleluia! Alleluia!

The golden evening brightens in the west;

soon, soon to faithful warriors comes their rest;

sweet is the calm of Paradise the blest!

Alleluia! Alleluia!



May your day be grace-filled ~ Pr. Dave Brooks


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Mission Statement: We are called to Welcome Everyone to Walk the Way of GRACE, and walk in that way in our individual lives, in our shared life in our various communities, in our common life with our neighbors, and even to the world at large as God sends us. The Way of Grace is to: GROW with Jesus, REJOICE in God, ANSWER with hope, CARE for the neighbor, and EMBRACE community.

Vision Statement: God has a plan FOR OUR LIVES, and so we teach how to walk in the path of Jesus Christ; FOR OUR NEIGHBORHOODS, and so we work to build healthy and strong communities; FOR OUR CITY, and so we share life with our neighbors in Walltown, Trinity Park, Duke, and the Triangle; and FOR OUR WORLD, and so we go with Good News.

Core Values: Because God loves us first, we value worship rooted in Scripture and Sacraments, service to all people, and being a welcoming community that loves and forgives one another.

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