We gathered on the (transferred) principal feast day in our Church – All Saints’ Sunday. We celebrated those who have come before us and have set the stage for our faith and ministry in our society. The only thing missing from worship was “I sing the song of the saints of God” but that’s okay. We heard Luke’s version of the Beatitudes and the encouragement to strive for the greater part that comes from a real relationship with God. Our Hebrew Scripture recounted a portion of Daniel’s vision and how we will overcome all the foes of the world in the end. Our Psalm reminded us to give thanks and sing “Hallelujah!” Today’s sermon focused on the letter to the Ephesians and the context it was formed in. We are reminded that many of our predecessors were small communities of believers, who didn’t always have great influence in their society, and yet they thrived by remembering who was the source of their strength and the reason they are: God.

Editor’s note: Ephesus is in Turkey not Greece; disregard the reference in the sermon.

I invite your comments,

Readings: Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18; Psalm 149; Ephesians 1:11-23; Luke 6:20-31

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