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!