God Makes Saints Out of Sinners

First Lutheran Church of the Trinity
Sunday, November 3
All Saints’ Sunday and Dia De Los Muertos (obvserved)
Remember – we start at 9:30 in the Community Center this week!
It is also Daylight Savings Time – FALL BACK!

In holy baptism God makes saints out of sinners. In holy communion God forgives the sins of all the saints. In the assembly today we 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.

Readings and Psalm
Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18
The holy ones of the Most High shall receive the kingdom
Psalm 149
Sing the Lord’s praise in the assembly of the faithful. (Ps. 149:1)
Ephesians 1:11-23
God raised Christ from the dead and made him head over all the church
Luke 6:20-31
Jesus speaks blessings and woes

This Sunday, November 3, we’ll observe Dia De Los Muertos – We’ll gather for face painting and treats at 9:30 in the community center. At 10:15 we’ll march around the block, and, at 10:30 we’ll celebrate worship together. Please bring memories of loved ones who have passed to add to our community ofrenda.