All Saints Sunday – Nov. 4

saints_5236cThe festival of All Saints calls us to rejoice in all the saints:  those who have died and now rest in Christ, those who live now and those yet to come.  We are reminded that in the sacraments — Baptism and Communion — God unites all the faithful on earth and in heaven.

Special Eucharists — services of Holy Communion — are planned for our Sunday worship at Salem on Nov. 4, as we will remember the saints.  We will first light a candle for each of the members of our congregation who have died since last All Saints Sunday.  Then all who worship will have an opportunity to light a candle in remembrance of a loved one.  Please join us on this unique Christian holy day.