Preparation for All Saints Sunday

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All Saints Sunday is November 6 this year. It is important for us to lift up the names of the people we know who have died, especially this past year, in order to remember them and be reminded of God's promise to us all of life in and after death.

You are welcome to e-mail Pastor Renee names (first and/or last) or hand them to Pastor, Peder, or Shera on a sheet of paper before Nov. 4. You may give as many names as you'd like. It need not be people who have only died in this past year, but if you like, please list whoever comes to mind.

Be renewed and comforted in what God reveals to us in Revelation 7.9-17:

"After this I looked, and there was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, robed in white, with palm branches in their hands. 10 They cried out in a loud voice, saying, "Salvation belongs to our God who is seated on the throne, and to the Lamb!" 11 And all the angels stood around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, 12 singing, "Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen." 13 Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, "Who are these, robed in white, and where have they come from?" 14 I said to him, "Sir, you are the one that knows." Then he said to me, "These are they who have come out of the great ordeal; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 15 For this reason they are before the throne of God, and worship him day and night within his temple, and the one who is seated on the throne will shelter them. 16 They will hunger no more, and thirst no more; the sun will not strike them, nor any scorching heat; 17 for the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of the water of life, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes."

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