November is a powerful month that begins with All Saints Sunday and ends with Christ the King Sunday. In between those holy days much is going on in our lives.
November 1, All Saints Sunday, is celebrated on November 7 at SCF, the first Sunday in November. We will lift up the names of those whom we love who have moved to life on the other side of silence with a tolling of a bell. There will be tears for sure, but not just tears. We remember God’s Beloved, our Beloved, in the truth that death does not have the last word and that love NEVER ends. There are both tears and celebration on All Saints Day.
We continue to put our hands to work making food and crafts for the annual Visions of Sugar Plums Bake Sale on November 20, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. It is a festive day full of excitement, hours of work before, during and after, a day of exhaustion at its end and a day of exhilaration to see the vast amount of dollars collected in sales to help our brothers and sisters in need. So much of its success comes from countless volunteers working together as a symphony under the hands of Maestros Andi Northcote and Diana Gustavson.
The day after the Bake Sale, Sunday, November 21, will be our service of Thanksgiving, both National Thanksgiving and thanksgiving for the twenty-two years we have cohabited with our Catholic brothers and sisters in the HTCC sanctuary. While we have struggled with the Catholic hierarchy to continue our ministry these last years, our relationships with members of Holy Trinity hold fast. We have shared great years in this building in worship, programs, meals, and service robed in laughter and with great energy. We will reflect through several persons sharing thanksgivings for our creative years here in this sanctuary. Be with us.