It’s a curious mix we’re given to enjoy at this time of year. Just as the season turns darker and cooler, we enjoy some of our most lustrous celebrations. A Hallowe’en of demons and heroes tricking and treating through the night is followed by a day of thanksgiving for all the saints, remembering especially those who have most recently gone to their reward.
Sunday, October 30, we’ll mark the 499th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation, remembering and renewing the revolution that gave birth to our movement of Protestant Christianity with a festive worship service in which we receive new members.
November 6 will be our Memorial Sunday, keeping the Feast of All Saints with a service of Holy Communion that includes prayers of remembrance for those who have died in the last year.
It is a curious mix we’re given to enjoy. Be a part of it as we gather in the light that shines through the darkness, the life that reaches beyond death, the love that would shape our future whatever our past.
I’ll see you in church.