All Saints Sunday at Hennepin
Copper Street Brass, Sarah Grudem, Harp, Sanctuary Choir under the direction of Mark Squire
Rev. Judy Zabel
All families who have celebrated the life and resurrection of a loved one during the last year have received a personal invitation to worship at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist on All Saints Sunday. All of us will gather to support, encourage and give thanks for the lives of the saints who surround us like a great cloud of witnesses. We will sing, pray, remember, and share holy communion as we lift up our hearts to God. We will ponder our legacy. Shannon L. Alder has said, "Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you." What stories will people share about you? What will be your legacy? As our Sanctuary Choir sings, "How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place" by Johannes Brahms, it is our prayer that each one of us will be reminded that death is not the end. God is with us in life, in death and life beyond death. Thanks be to God.
For the Children and the Adults in Their Lives:
You can use the place mat for this conversation (see the link above or pick up your copy on campus). In this week's place mat with the blue plate, there are two questions you can ask each other in your language: when do you feel the safest? Who or what helps you feel safe? When have you felt unsafe and what helped you return to a feeling of safety? A second topic is this: what kind of people do you not spend a lot of time with and you'd like to do better with that? Is it people who don't look like you, people a different age than you, people who speak another language? God designs by diversity and we are blessed to experience many kinds of people!