You Were Their Rock
Bulletin: November 2, 2014
All Saints’ (Observed)
- Praise: For All the Saints (lyrics & melody, video, 2, orchestra, text, music, meditation)
- Approach: My Hope is Built on Nothing Less (lyrics & melody, video, background, meditation)
- Response: The Church’s One Foundation (lyrics & melody, video, alternate tune, background, devotional)
Rev. Mark McKim
In the church’s calendar All Saints’ Day (November 1) is set aside to give thanks for all those believers – the Bible calls all followers of Jesus “saints” – who have lived and served Jesus before us.
As followers of Jesus we are part of a huge company which crosses the centuries and continents.
Even death can not separate us from one other. That is why in the Apostles’ Creed we say we believe in the “communion” of the saints. The word “communion” means “to have a connection” while a “saint,” according to the Bible is anyone who has pledged their loyalty to God, known best to us in Jesus, who was God come among us.
Probably most of us have had other believers in our lives – saints – who were especially influential and important. In many cases, these folk may have long since died. Have you ever given thanks to God for that person? Are you passing on what you learned by acting as a mentor for someone else, perhaps someone new to the faith?