Sunday, November 5 is All Saints’ Sunday.
It also happens to be the last Sunday that our brother in Christ, Donald Rolander will be “on the bench” supporting our song together as God’s people. Read More on Don’s retirement & celebrations here…
Don’s tenure here has spanned decades. His contacts in the community run long and deep. His devotion to our Lord in our worship life together has been a blessing for us in every season. In fact, most of us here have never known PoP without Don’s hands on the manuals and feet on the pedals.
As you know, we have planned a special event in Don’s honor on January 21. There are still tickets available. The cost is $10; the congregation will pay all additional costs. You may get tickets from choir members after worship outside the front door of the sanctuary or contact the Church Office. Seating is limited.
On November 5, we will have a reception immediately following 11AM worship with light refreshments to mark Don’s last Sunday.
Sunday, November 5 is All Saints’ Sunday – a day to give thanks to God for the saints in Christ who have gone before us, who have influenced us, whom we have loved with all the love God gives. It is a day when we thank God as well for the new saints among us, those who have been washed into the Lord’s Church in this past year. We will worship and sing God’s praises on this festival day, that God has made us saints through our Lord’s death and resurrection. Yes, we are all saints; we are all set aside through our baptisms to live and serve as our Lord calls all our lives long.
All Saints’ Sunday worship always inspires our hearts as we remember and give thanks. This year will be no different.
Festivals & Worship This Season at Prince of Peace
November 22nd | Thanksgiving Eve Worship at 7:00pm – After sharing a meal together, we join in thanks for all God’s generous giving.
November 26th | Christ the King Sunday – The last day of the Church Year is a festival time of remembrance, where we look back at what the Lord has done and look ahead knowing that Christ Jesus is sovereign Lord over all creation.
December 3rd | First Sunday in Advent – Advent, the blue season. Blue for the hope we all share in a God of grace and mercy who comes and will come. What a blessed time to be together, hearing the marvelous word of anticipation and singing the advent songs that quicken our hearts to our Lord.
It was this festival day of the church—All Saints’ Day, November 1—which prompted Luther to post his words of protest on October 31. He knew that people would be streaming through the church door the next day and would read his words.
We will observe All Saints’ Day on Sunday, November 5. It is a day in our life together when we recognize all of the saints who have gone before us—all who now rest in our Lord. Washed into our Lord’s Church, we may live confident of the grace, mercy and power given us to live in faith through all the world throws at us. It is also a day to praise God for the new saints among us, baptized just this past year. Let us worship together in the joy of celebrating our “sainthood” in Christ!
Learn more about Prince of Peace’s schedule of worship here