Grace: It's Our Way of Life

As Episcopal Christians we
Worship at home daily and together weekly;
Study the Scriptures, our tradition, and what it means to be a disciple today;
Serve our families, our parish, and our world in the name of Christ.

Everything we do is done with an ethic of Welcome
because we are only here by Grace.

01 November 2014

What Can We Say About Saints? - Festival of All Saints, Year A, 1 November 2014

The Forerunners of Christ with Saints and Martyrs (about 1423-24) Tempera on wood, 31,9 x 63,5 cm cm National Gallery, London - WikiCommons Images

The Rev. David Lillvis, Interlochen, serves as guest presider at the 5:00 p.m. worship community.
David proclaims the Beatitudes of Jesus in as a news reporter and doing that in keeping with the Festival of All Saints as he asks

  • Who are the saints?
  • What are the saints?
  • When and Where are the saints?
    David is a recently retired Episcopalian priest and normally attends the 8:00 am Sunday worship community at Grace.

    Revelation 7:9-17
    Psalm 34:1-10, 22
    1 John 3:1-3
    Matthew 5:1-12

  • The Collect

    Almighty God, you have knit together your elect in one communion and fellowship in the mystical body of your Son Christ our Lord: Give us grace so to follow your blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those ineffable joys that you have prepared for those who truly love you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.