Sunday, October 26 is Reformation Sunday, a day we uplift Luther’s theology that teaches we are saved by God’s grace alone not by any work that we do. Plan to be in worship as we remember our heritage. As a part of the reformation celebration, wear something red to remind us of the fire of the Spirit that continues to burn in our church today.
All Saints Day, Sunday, November 2 - In holy baptism God makes saints out of sinners. In holy communion God forgives the sins of all the saints. In the assembly Sunday we will give thanks for all the saints "who from their labors rest," who have fought the good fight, who have gained the crown. In the same breath we petition our God for the strength to hear and to heed the admonitions of the Lord Jesus in today's gospel. Recalling that we have been sealed by the Spirit and sustained by the Savior's body and blood, we keep on keeping on as God gives us breath, to the praise of God's glory.