We have choices this week. We could defer All Saints' Day to Sunday and use these readings. Or we could stick with the lectionary readings for Proper 27A(32A).
SO is it Revelation and the martyred saints who will be visiting you? OR Joshua exhorting the people to make a choice? or those foolish brisdesmaids who forgot to invest:
Another option that may be feeding some of us is that this is the Sunday before November 11. In many Canadian churches that means we will be talking about war dead and peace. Is that true in the US?
Or maybe the ongoing Occupy_________ movement still calls to touch our sermons:
|I got this from Facebook, I don't know the original source|
At any rate, since this is All Saints' Day I offer a chance for us all to pray together: (prayer source)
God of the ages,
your saints who lived in faithful service
surround your throne
and offer you praise and worship both night and day.
May we, your saints on earth,
join our voices with theirs to proclaim
your rule of righteousness and peace,
which comes to us through Jesus Christ
now and forever. Amen.
Oh and anyone have some leftover Halloween chocolate they want me to "take care" of?????