You are invited to a special service of All Saints Sunday with Holy Communion this Sunday on November 6 at 10 am. You are invited to bring photos of your loved ones and/or someone you would like to honor to be placed on the altar.
*Masks are optional. The bulletin for this Sunday is available for viewing HERE. You can worship live on ZOOM by clicking the link below:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9658816441 or Meeting ID: 965 881 6441
You can also watch Sunday services at your convenience by going to our website “watsonville1stumc.org” and click YouTube or Facebook. Each Sunday worship will be uploaded on Sunday afternoon for your viewing.
All Saints Sunday with Holy Communion
Sunday, November 6, 2022, 10 am
Meaning of All Saints Sunday
All Saints Sunday is an annual reminder that Christian faith is a gift that is passed on from generation to generation. All Saints Day reminds us that we stand on the shoulders of all those faithful witnesses who have gone before us; the living and the dead.
The feast of All Saints teaches that grace is relational. We know and experience God’s love through the people God gave us in the past, God gives us in the present, and God will continue to give us in the future. God’s steadfast presence is revealed and made real through people who love God enough to allow God’s grace to flow through their lives that gives hope to the world.
Message “Spiritual Sobriety of Everyday Saints” Rev. John Song
Meditation for Fall Back on All Saints Sunday
By Dr. Marcia McFee
(United Methodist pastor of CA-Nev Conference)
Today we fall back.
Not just our clocks to usher in the darker days of winter.
But we fall back upon our memories of loved ones
gone from this realm.
We fall back upon the emptiness that we still sometimes feel
at their absence.
We fall back upon our gratefulness that such a cloud of witnesses
paved the way for us.
We fall back upon our faith
that just as the Holy walked with them,
so too the Holy walks with us.
And today let us also fall back into the arms of loved ones
still with us.
And remember to say how much they mean to us.
And today let us also fall back
into the ever-present arms of God.
And remember to say, “thank you, thank you, thank you.”
May your All Saints Sunday
be deeply healing, meaning-filled, and complete.