In the Methodist church, All Saints Day (Nov. 1) is observed on the first Sunday of November. Join us for worship at 9am or 11am on Nov. 3 as we honor those church members who have passed away this year.
A Prayer Meditation for All Saints Day (Written by Safiyah Fosua)
We give you thanks, O God, for all the saints who ever worshiped you, whether in arbors or cathedrals, wooden churches or cement meeting houses. We give you thanks, O God, for hands lifted in praise: manicured hands and hands stained with grease or soil, strong hands and hands gnarled with age, holy hands. We thank you, God, for hardworking saints, whether hard-hatted or aproned, blue-collared or three-piece-suited. They left their mark for you, for us, for our children to come. Thank you for the sacrifices made by those who have gone before us. Bless the memories of your saints. May we learn how to walk wisely from their examples of faith, dedication, worship, and love.
For more information on the history and meaning behind the Methodist tradition on All Saints, click here.