All Saints Day

Celebration of All Saints — Lynne Roberts, Australia

A candle might be lit after the three readers, or three candles might be lit, one by each reader.   Leader: We come together to remember and give thanks for the dear and holy dead, for those whose influence has shaped our lives and who surround us like a great cloud of witnesses, making the mysterious […]

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All Saints Day, Children’s Message — Thandiwe Dale-Ferguson, USA

Children’s Message for All Saints Day – recognizing God’s workers Images of saints, past and present, are used to help children identify and appreciate people who are ‘saints’, who use their life to make the world a better place. The iconography of Robert Lenz provides numerous portraits of what he calls “marginalized heroes” –both traditional […]

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Alpha & Omega symbols, Children’s Message — Tod Gobledale, UK

Revelations 1:8, 21:6, 22:13 — Lectionary reading for Christmas and New Year A,B,C; Easter 2C, 5C and 7C, All Saints Day Year B, Pentecost 27B (Proper 29B) Alpha & Omega: Introducing the symbols of the church to children   This message offers children the opportunity to look around the sanctuary or worship room and discover […]

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Remembering the Saints and Souls, New Zealand

This All Saints Day service was originally posted on the Progressive Christianity Aotearoa website. This service may also be used for Matariki, a traditional Maori mid-winter festival which marks the beginning of a new year for Maori.  Matariki is a time for remembering the dead, and celebrating new life. We gathered at the gateway to […]

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